- Newmaker: Washington Reacts to Anthrax - Despite disruption of daily activities at the US Supreme Court, Justice and State Departments by the recent discovery of anthrax spores, the government is sending increasingly positive signals to the rest of the country. Freelance writer and Washington commentator Elizabeth Drew talks about business, politics and life in "post-panic" Washington.
- Reporter's Notebook: Selling America Overseas - With the appointment of a new Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, the US has adopted a "Madison Avenue" approach to selling its image oversees. Political scientist and author Nancy Snow counsels that a bottom-up technique would generate a more sympathetic response than the bottom-line tact that plays into foreign criticism of the US.
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