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Cover Stories

Seducing the Samaritan? A spoonful of government aid may be just enough to spoil the mission

Cover Story Sidebar | Even today, with "charitable choice" still in its infancy, many charities that grew out of religious commitment have become dependent on money they receive…

Cover Stories

Fighting poverty in Jesus' name...and with taxpayer funds?

by Roy Maynard

Cover Story | On the second anniversary of federal welfare reform, many say that the most effective poverty-fighting organizations are faith-based. Some in Washington…

In this issue: "Beyond bread and circuses," Aug. 15, 1998


World court press

By Mindy Belz

International | When U.S. lawyers think globally, the White House finds it can act locally (with a little help from its foes)

Blair's minister to men

By Cal Thomas

International | An "adulterous and scandalous" minister takes office in British prime minister's cabinet

Diversify, diversify

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Showdown looms over investment collapse that threatens to harm CRC agencies and Calvin College



Forget money laundering. Now it's just laundering. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, on the unsavory media stories about President Clinton, Monica…

This Week

Losing witnesses? Fighting and burning of Albanian villages in Kosovo continued, despite pleas for peace talks from Western leaders. The depopulation of large…



Stop whining I have been involved in so-called Christian politics since 1956 ("Cracking the whip," July 18). Briefly, lessons learned: Form a county-wide…

Honesty first

By David Aikman

Advice to politicians on obeying the commandments

Vast left-wing conspiracy?

By Joel Belz

The media couldn't keep up with this scandal-maker if they wanted to

Drudging respect

By Marvin Olasky

In 50 years, the coveted Drudge Prizes


Books: Dueling politicians

By Roy Maynard

Books | In the historical mystery of Hamilton and Burr, the real difference was getting right with God

Don't mess with Texas

Culture | The state board of education divests itself of Disney, but will other state agencies follow Texas' lead?

Assorted identity crises

By Chris Stamper

Culture | A facelift for Cinderella and other cultural buzz

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