COVER: Mr. Consensus -- how George Bush performs as President
A careful, pragmatic politician, he seeks opinions, relies on advisers and likes to split the difference on difficult choices. An inside look at how this White House operates. -- The hostages are still a long way from home, but the bazaar is open. -- Do guns save more lives than they lose? The National Rifle Association says so. See NATION.
WORLD: Nationalist fervor sweeps the Baltic states
The republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania push for ever greater and ever faster reforms. -- Central America's leaders tell the contras...