Table of Contents: Aug. 30, 2004

10 QUESTIONS: Jane Pauley on avoiding politics, living with bipolar disorder and why she loves Oprah and Ellen 8

LETTERS 9

NOTEBOOK

Doubts about the Army's new armored tank; Kerry counters critics of his war record; a new leader for al-Qaeda?; animal Olympics 15

IN THE ARENA: Joe Klein on Kerry's weakness for market-tested blather 19

NATION

YOUNG CONSERVATIVES Campus activists on the right are more diverse, more organized and better funded than ever. As they rattle the cocoon of liberal education, are they also coarsening campus life? 22

WORLD

LESSONS OF NAJAF Even if the battle for control of...