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Cover Story

Cracking the whip

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | After a whipping by Christian leaders and a near revolt by conservatives dissatisfied with the slow progress of their agenda, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay…

In this issue: "DeLay: Cracking the whip," July 18, 1998

Features

Beijing: The new king of an old crown colony

By Mindy Belz

International | One year later, some effects of communist rule are obvious; but for the church, the changes are more subtle

Baseball's most wanted

National | Mike Piazza's expensive self-esteem

Dispatches

Quotables

I'm guessing you've been drinking for about three days straight. Eddie Vedder, lead singer of the rock group Pearl Jam, to Dennis Rodman during a concert in…

This Week

Frankly speaking Where's the straight-talking Joycelyn Elders when you need her? Her replacement, Surgeon General David Satcher, went to the big AIDS confab…

Columnists

Truth and power

By Joel Belz

They're related, but also very different

Money matters

By Timothy Lamer

Downsizing government is a family issue

Mailbag

God heals The article about the American divorce culture was right on target ("Rethinking divorce," June 13). I agree with the strong position taken on the…

Almost open season

By Marvin Olasky

Reaction produced an apology this time-but next?

Culture

Books: Going out for a walk

By Roy Maynard

Books | On hiking the 2,000-mile Appalachian trail

Summer at the movies

By Chris Stamper

Culture | More end-of-the-world and other cultural buzz

NEA's chilling effect

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Support the arts: Abolish federal funding

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