FROM THE EDITOR: TIME begins a two-part series on Iraq, one year later 8
The G.O.P.'s election-year scandals; Justice Blackmun's private papers; bomb threats in France 23
MILESTONES: A kidney for Neil Simon; a hospital stay for John Ashcroft 28
IN THE ARENA: Joe Klein on how George W. Bush, the campaigner, is a lot more effective than his presidential persona 31
Safety First The main battle line is drawn. Who will make us more secure, Bush or Kerry? 32
WHICH WAY OUT? Amid terrorist carnage and sectarian infighting in Iraq, the U.S. looks for...