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Cover Story

Is McCain able?

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is a war hero, respected third-term U.S. senator, and candidate who isn't afraid to tell voters what they don't…

In this issue: "Is McCain able?," Aug. 21, 1999

Features

A conflict chronology

International | Kashmir was born on March 16, 1846, when the British East India Company sold Muslim-majority Kashmir to a Hindu, Gulab Singh, for $179,000. Sheikh Abdulla's…

At the nuclear brink

By Mindy Belz

International | In the duel for Kashmir, India and Pakistan now keep in mind missile options and the bin Laden connection

Dismal trading

By Les Sillars

National | Big funeral service companies' stocks are buying the farm

Burying pricey funerals

By Les Sillars

National | Alternatives to traditional funeral homes are sprouting up around the continent

Good and bad get ugly

By Cal Thomas

National | Court decision renders no standard for "good"

Dispatches

Quotables

You realize there's a universe out there when something like this comes along to remind you. British bureaucrat Dennis Coombs, marveling at the total solar…

News & Reviews

By The Editors

Scholars credit abortion for lower crime rates Eugenics: 1990s style Killing children ahead of time may reduce the need for more prisons. Or so say…

Reviews

Books: Well-written bigotry

Books | Bestseller is interesting, but still poison

Cultural commodities

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Legendary director remembered, New York Times reporter goes global, and other cultural buzz

Music: Black gospel's richness

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Despite historical confusions, the spirit of the music shines through

The APA does it again

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Psychologists who say fathers are not necessary prove the limits of social science

Voices

Mailbag

Backfired Many thanks to Lynn Vincent for her reporting on the National Organization for Women ("Worse NOW than ever," July 24). However, it is not that the…

NIMBY

By Barbara Curtis

"Now in my backyard"

Two lines in the sand

By Joel Belz

If we don't stand firm, not much will be left of our culture

Designated heartbreak

By Marvin Olasky

The theological benefits of sticking by a loser

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