Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Why the UN is a problem

Cover Story | As the Second World War drew to a close, the victorious allies met in San Francisco to discuss how to keep a peace that they had won at such a cost in blood…

Cover Stories

Diplomatic maneuvers

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | A struggle for control of foreign policy-making lurks behind the selection of the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

In this issue: "Reining in the UN," Feb. 17, 2001

Features

Going, going, gone

By Chris Stamper

National | Disney closes its Web portal, Amazon embraces the honor system, and spies find a way to read e-mail

Feeding the beast

By Tim Graham

National | Reporter's notebook: For White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, a press briefing cannot be much different than a meeting with congressional Democrats

Fatal revelation

By Candi Cushman

National | How a small "Christian" Bible study group turned into a deadly cult

Dispatches

Quotables

We would never buy Temptation Island. Sears spokeswoman Lee Antonio, in USA Today, after a commercial for Sears appeared on the controversial and racy Fox…

No-Comment Zone

By The Editors

Arrests of illegal immigrants dropped 22 percent along the Mexico-U.S. border from October to January. That's the largest percentage drop since the U.S.

Faces

By The Editors

Dallas resident Rose Allen takes seriously the Bible's command to pray for those in authority. She formed Badge of Honor-a program that joins police and fire…

The Buzz

By The Editors

Hard-liner Sharon takes over Israeli government Commando in chief Israeli voters went to the polls in low numbers last week but by an overwhelming margin…

Reviews

The Music

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 "Internet album sales" CDs for the week ending Feb. 3, according to Billboard magazine

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts from the week ended Jan. 28

Teach something

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Bush reforms threaten "constructivist" theories

Voices

A new Jersey

By Joel Belz

The improbable Bret Schundler has grand plans for his state

Treadmill notes

By Marvin Olasky

Uncovering hidden or forgotten stories

Mailbag

A time for loyalty? One can fault Linda Chavez for not being more forthcoming with Fred Fielding, the Bush Team's vetter ("Opening day defeat," Jan. 20). Mr.

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