Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Season clincher

Season clincher

by John Dawson

Cover Story | With barely two weeks to go before elections, Bush and Kerry end the debates by revealing their softer sides-and their sharp differences

Cover Stories

Highlights of the 2004 debate season

by John Dawson

Cover Story Sidebar | Presidential Debate No. 1 Sept. 30, Miami John Kerry: "But if and when you do it [go to war] you have to do it in a way that passes the test, that passes the…

In this issue: "2004 Election: Countdown," Oct. 23, 2004

Features

Stolen base

Stolen base

By Bob Jones

Politics | George W. Bush's gains in Ohio among African-American voters could spell defeat for John Kerry

Mideast meets Midwest

By Priya Abraham

Politics | Middle Easterners form a large voting bloc in Midwest swing states, and many have reason to support the war on terror

Cell diversion

Cell diversion

Science | Hype over embryonic stem cells is driving funding from more promising, but politically incorrect, research

Ballot security

Ballot security

By Priya Abraham & Mindy Belz

War on Terror | Election returns from Afghanistan to Australia suggest a terror-free Nov. 2 is still possible

Madisonian Turkey

Madisonian Turkey

By Marvin Olasky

Turkey | After traveling 3,700 miles by bus through almost every part of Turkey, our reporter offers lots of questions, some answers, and a hope based in The…

Dispatches

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"You can't let them feel as though they scared you out of your own government." Erich Mische, chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), on the…

High court hearing

High court hearing

By Marvin Olasky

Supreme Court | The Supreme Court is set to hear cases regarding Ten Commandments displays on government property

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Special order Visitors may want to leave the room when a special treadmill, now under construction in Alaska, is finally put to use. That's because the…

Reviews

Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | There are signs of real faith, but the worldview isn't consistent with Christianity

Jack and Bobby

Jack and Bobby

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | This futuristic tale of two brothers isn't about the Kennedys

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The top five bestselling pop catalog albums according to Billboard magazine, Oct. 9

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Some of the negative aspects may be positives, depending on parents' evaluation of their children's maturity

Notebook

Toy story

Toy story

By Dan Perkins

Business | There will be fewer places to shop for the perfect gift this Christmas

Same ol' story

Same ol' story

By John Dawson

Sports | The curse continues for the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series

Voices

Close call?

Close call?

By Joel Belz

What will happen on Nov. 2 may not be so mysterious after all

Worldview 10

Worldview 10

By Gene Edward Veith

Out of many, a handful of entries made the finals of the WORLD/WestBow fiction contest

Itching ears

Itching ears

By Andrée Seu

Making a "real" Jesus to fit the present time

Prove Hitler wrong

Prove Hitler wrong

By Marvin Olasky

Remember Ottoman Turkey's slaughter of Armenian Christians

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

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