Table of Contents

Cover Story

Let them eat beans

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Soup, soap, and salvation: That's basically what most homeless people understand faith-based shelters have to offer. But when the federal government found out…

In this issue: "Something's rotten," Sept. 30, 2000


One little step

By Candi Cushman

National | A judge gives protection to an unborn child

The great unwashed

By Chris Stamper

National | Americans' reluctance to wash their hands threatens the effectiveness of antibiotics; NYC bottled-water scare a small blip on a healthy business; Hollywood…

Too little, too late

National | A firestorm of criticism is kindling over how the Forest Service handled this summer's fires

Special interests

By Candi Cushman

National | While some churches struggle, hundreds of Christian niche groups-with names like Christian Chefs, Cops for Christ, and the Christian Wrestling Federation-are…

'You are not a person of concern to UNHCR'

International | Eight Christian converts face persecution in Iran-and bureaucratic hostility from Western governments and the United Nations

In search of refuge

By Mindy Belz

International | As refugee bureaucracies proliferate, the road to freedom winds ever more twisted

Selling out America

By Cal Thomas

National | Authors find that the Clinton-Gore team compromised national security for Chinese campaign cash

Marching to the beat of a different drummer?

By Bob Jones

National | It's safe, it's legal, but it's rare: Being a pro-life Democrat means being shamed, shunned, and sometimes shut out of cash. Although they are out of step…

Scoring the debate

By The Editors

National | Four issues the major presidential candidates might address during the debate on Oct. 3 and two later meetings



Republican in the dictionary comes just after 'reptile' and just before 'repugnant.' Actress Julia Roberts, showing her literacy while speaking at a Sept. 14…

No Comment Zone

By The Editors

When it comes to generosity, the conservative South is the top region in America and liberal New England rates at the bottom. Mississippi ranked first and…


By The Editors

Computer keyboards replaced drug needles at what was once a South Dallas crack house. That's because neighborhood residents Calvin and Johnny Mae Carter…

The Buzz

By The Editors

High oil prices, taxes threaten global economy Fueling discontent Roads jammed. Supermarket shelves bare of bread. Gas stations running dry. That's Britain's…


Dream on

By Joel Belz

Advice to aspiring poets and prosemakers: Get experience first


God have mercy After hearing about him on Moody radio one evening late in 1997, I've kept a small slip of paper in the back of my Bible on which I had…

United we stand

By Marvin Olasky

At Rosh Hashanah, remember Benjamin Disraeli

We all have them

By Andrée Seu

But not all opinions were created equal


More than marketing

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The problem isn't just the ads that target children, it's the products

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