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Cover Stories


by Bob Jones

Cover Story Sidebar | Everyone knew the battle in Palm Springs would be difficult. But when Reps. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) and Charles Canady (R-Fla.) opined that the partial-birth…

Cover Stories

Taking names

by Roy Maynard

Cover Story | Although pro-life Republican rebels lost a battle in Palm Springs, insurgent Tim Lambert believes the vote over funding GOP liberals provides the background…

In this issue: "Rebel with a cause," Jan. 30, 1998


Beware the rathole

By Mindy Belz

International | When the Heritage Foundation, a conservative, Washington-based think tank, released its first Index of Economic Freedom in 1994, it hoisted an arcane set of…

"Miracle" workers

By Mindy Belz

International | Asia's extremity another excuse for government remedy



You just stopped me cold from eating another burger. OPRAH WINFREY, in a 1996 television show that suggested U.S. beef was at risk for so-called mad cow…

This Week

Quiet thaw? Chinese military leaders allowed an American delegation led by defense secretary William Cohen to visit a sensitive military post that monitors…


Religion Notes

Religion | New renewalists By some accounts, the Episcopal Church has lost more than one-third of its members during the last 20 years, with some dioceses declining by…


Music: The spiritual music fad

By Terry Yount

Music | How to sort out religious classics from New Age meditation

Books: The towering Inferno

By George Grant

Books | Dante remains the cornerstone of good Western literature

Chestertonian wit

By Roy Maynard

Books | The puncturer of modernity is more relevant than ever

Culture Notes

Culture | Real-life soap opera Television-ratings leader NBC has taken hit after hit, which has threatened its "must-see-TV" domination of the other networks. First…

Venetians blind

By Chris Stamper

Culture | A new celluloid superwoman and other cultural buzz



Not surprised As a pastor and Christian who believes a tithe is the minimum standard for giving, I was alarmed but not surprised by your editorial concerning…

How soon we forget

By Margie Haack

How painful will God's best turn out to be?

Uncurbed dogma

By Joel Belz

We all need a warning about "knowing" what we don't really know

The ministers' mistake

By Marvin Olasky

Did President Kennedy worship Baal and Asherah?

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