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Cover Story

Cuban conundrum

by The Editors

Cover Story | A bitter custody fight in two nations' capitals continues to rivet the attention of the world on a 6-year-old boy

In this issue: "Cuban conundrum," Feb. 5, 2000


Formula for disaster

By Mindy Belz

International | With economic woe and natural disaster looming, Ecuador plucks a leader from jaws of political defeat

Prayer is no platitude in a 'ring of fire' home

International | in Quito, Ecuador - With volcanic ashfall threatening my family and other residents of Quito, we have been offering daily prayers of gratitude for what we…

Northern exposure

By Les Sillars

International | Canada's Supreme Court will decide whether child porn is mere "free expression" deserving of protection

Cyber rights or wrongs?

By Chris Stamper

National | Movie and TV industries say high-tech distribution is theft, while PC manufacturers raise prices

The last day in the life of Lissa Roche

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999; times are approximate: 1:00 a.m. George Roche III suffers insulin reaction, is taken to hospital. New wife Dean and son George Roche IV…

The truth is buried

By Edward E. Plowman

National | After months of interviews and tracking down rumors about a morally scandalous situation at America's conservative college, virtually no credible evidence…

The race is on!

By Bob Jones

National | All that pre-election positioning, punditry, and polls now give way to actual votes and actual voters. But politics is still a science. And despite the…

Where they stand; what they have to do now

By Bob Jones

National | For all the quirkiness of its caucus system, Iowa never fails to play a major role in selecting the nation's president. With a string of crucial primaries…

Is freedom paramount?

By Lynn Vincent

National | Dr. Laura's TV syndicate under fire from gay activists, who demand the talk host tone down her rhetoric

OSHA at the door

By Candi Cushman

National | As the home-office trend takes off, some in Washington want to start measuring staircases


News & Reviews

By The Editors

Election season points up biases of "neutral" broadcasters Political journalism Today's broadcast journalists are little more than broadcast commentators. The…


No, the Iowa caucuses were the sign from God. Sen. Orrin Hatch, who announced his withdrawal from the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Sen.



Number our days While home from teaching school because of illness and contemplating my own "numbering of days," I wondered about the average number of years…

Covenant education

By William H. Smith

A gift to our children and the whole community

Cure for cabin fever

By Marvin Olasky

Worthwhile books for those housebound by winter

Agonizing over Elián

By Joel Belz

Better to resolve this without political pressure from Castro


The falsifiable principle

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Y2K prophets demonstrate an important tenet of logic, which we can use to analyze other popular claims

Mead's screed

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Margaret Mead and Michael J. Fox fade into the sunset, but the Opry keeps pickin'

Sailing into the sunset

Culture | Patrick O'Brian's semi-historical novels depicted life in a real community; for those who lament the rise of radical individualism, O'Brian and his stories…

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts from 1/21/2000 to 1/23/2000

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