Table of Contents: Oct. 25, 2004

10 QUESTIONS: The Dalai Lama on Tibet, China and his own future 8

LETTERS 11

NOTEBOOK

Bush and Kerry: why the race is so close; mutiny on the convoy; Arnold vs. the girly states; Senator Dayton runs for cover 23

MILESTONES: PFC Lynndie England gives birth; Pierre Salinger dies 31

IN THE ARENA: Joe Klein on why going negative won't help Bush 33

NATION

Thin Wedge The social issues that Bush thought would win him voters' support aren't counting for as much in this election 34

GAY POLITICS: Why all the fuss over Dick Cheney's daughter? 38

HISPANICS: Inside the battle...

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