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Cover Story

Draw straws

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Part colorful carnival, part power politics, the Iowa GOP's straw poll was not all fun and games. Just ask the losers.

In this issue: "The first straw," Aug. 28, 1999


From cook to caregiver

International | Like many Americans who watched the suffering of Kosovo refugees on the nightly news, Pren Nreca was shocked and angered by what he saw. But Mr. Nreca also…

Returning to roots

International | For Kosovars in Gjakova, home is about more than walls and family treasures

Mattel goes digital

By Chris Stamper

National | Computers as toys, a good idea gone bad, and the latest, greatest, fastest microprocessor-for now

Politics of the heart

By Cal Thomas

National | Tawdry Gingrich divorce case should remind conservatives that the virtuous society must begin at home



I flipped out. Started blaming myself. Alleged Oregon school shooter Kip Kinkel on the Columbine school shooting, according to notes from a defense…

News & Reviews

By The Editors

Tragic earthquake devastates Turkey An enduring 45-second legacy The main event lasted 45 seconds, but it left a long-enduring legacy of heartbreak and…



We needed that I appreciated your review of important events over the last 1,000 years ("The millennium," July 31). So many Christians are unaware of their…

Liar, liar

By J. Budziszewski

Seven degrees on the downward staircase of honesty

2 + 2 = whatever

By Joel Belz

Pluralism throws in the towel before the argument starts

Smart growth

By Marvin Olasky

The way to fight sprawl is to dump Dumb Bureaucracy


The art of hype

By Chris Stamper

Culture | The Dalai Lama's American PR machine, the death of a British PR man, and other cultural buzz

Contempt of court

By Roy Maynard

Culture | Showtime makes a mockery of the battle over Clarence Thomas's elevation to the Supreme Court

New census consensus? Marriage doesn't matter

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The 2000 head count takes a "don't ask, don't tell" attitude toward marriage-and why that's tragic

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