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Cover Story

Ready...or not?

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | With more threats around the world than ever, the mighty U.S. military of the 1980s is long gone. Americans will remember past heroes this Memorial Day, but…

In this issue: "Is our military ready?," May 29, 1999

Features

Reheated Newt

By Cal Thomas

National | Ex-House Speaker Gingrich returns to public life, calls on liberals to "look at the world they've created"

Pro-life? Then be quiet

By Les Sillars

National | Civil libertarians and a Canadian court try to silence anti-abortion speech

'Civil' Missile Defense

By Mindy Belz

Politics | Laid-back public keeps U.S. exposed to attack

Battling ambiguity

Politics | The Clinton administration's list of military objectives is almost as long as it is vague

Dispatches

Quotables

They told me, 'Leave, get out, somebody has a gun and they're shooting.' Kate Whiting, a junior at Heritage High School near Conyers, Ga., east of Atlanta. A…

News & Reviews

By The Editors

casinos, lotteries on the rise in many states Gambling wins big After two years of rapid growth across the country, the surge in gambling continues as several…

Columnists

Mailbag

Human ATMs One of the most disturbing aspects of America's recent adolescent murder rampages ("They just hated," May 1) is how they point toward desperate…

Not about Littleton

By Janie B. Cheaney

It's about the next community where such things can't happen, but suddenly do

Not the church's business

By Joel Belz

We dilute our message, and we confuse the world

Fearing the bullies

By Marvin Olasky

Once before military cutbacks exposed the United States to attack

Culture

Books: Kiddy lit

By Roy Maynard

Books | Potter series is a delight, but beware of children's books by celebrities

DS9 gets deep-sixed

Culture | Star Trek spin-off draws to a close

New media vs. the old

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Net treats, paperbacks, and other buzz

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