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Cover Story

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | One baby gained a home last month, but hundreds of thousands more languish in foster care, bouncing from one temporary house to another. A new federal law…

In this issue: "Foster or faster?," June 6, 1998


Lock & key: No easy fit for persecution bill and realpolitik

By Mindy Belz

International | On May 14, lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill to combat religious persecution overseas, which would presumably give the United States new…

Settling a score?

By The Editors

International | Joyful Pakistanis shot their guns in the air, celebrating the news last week that their country had successfully detonated five nuclear bombs-settling, in the…

To execute or not?

By Mindy Belz

International | Pakistan faces that question on two fronts: its nuclear program and ongoing persecution of Christians

Cultural danger signs

By Cal Thomas

National | Kids killing kids: Are we even paying attention?


This Week

The 'N' word The word is out. President Clinton has carefully tried to avoid drawing parallels between his administration's misdeeds and those that brought…


I must tell you that there is some truth in the bumper sticker the NRA has out that says, 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people.' House minority leader…



Stern warning Oh, please! Grumbling about Dr. Laura is sort of like complaining about ice cream because it is not a good source of vitamin C. No, she's not a…

Presidential lockets

By Marvin Olasky

Despite power and opportunity, two stayed true to their vows

Sin in soft focus

By Janie B. Cheaney

How movie cameras, music, and lighting make sin look good

Bill's bills

By Joel Belz

Even for presidents, they always come due


Books: Baseball philosopher

By Roy Maynard

Books | Giamatti: scholar, moralist, sportswriter

Fictionalizing the truth

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | For relativists, the line between reality and fantasy is easily ignored

Return of Godless-zilla

By Chris Stamper

Culture | The Asian connection and other cultural buzz

Grand young opera

By Terry Yount

Culture | Stars and technology for the MTV generation

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