Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Debtors' prison?

by Tim Graham

Cover Story | As President Bush sells his budget to Americans, liberals are saying that Washington cannot cut taxes and reduce the national debt at the same time. But if…

Cover Stories

Bush's budget cruncher

by Russ Pulliam

Cover Story | U.S. senators did not find any controversy in the Bush nomination of Mitch Daniels to direct the Office of Management and Budget: The vote in January was…

In this issue: "Bush's tax-cut plan," March 10, 2001

Features

Courtroom tribulation

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Judge gives the go-ahead to Left Behind lawsuit, and other religion news

A no-fault divorce?

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Misunderstandings led an important affiliate to break with the National Association of Evangelicals

New venue, old Þght

By Chris Stamper

National | Microsoft fights back, Apple puts writable CDs on the front burner, and Web ads struggle to be noticed

Infighting is in

By Mindy Belz

International | The enemy of my enemy may be my friend, but for how long? Islamic cleric in Sudan inks accord with rebels

Blood for oil

By Mindy Belz

International | Divisions among Sudan's Islamic factions could weaken the regime, but, in the meantime, oil companies are strengthening President Omar el-Bashir's ability to…

"This needs to stop. Now."

International | A tour of war-torn African nations and a plea for a new foreign policy that makes peace a priority

The party's over

By Leah Driggers

National | A year of protests and legal action in Longview, Texas, led to the closing of several sex-oriented businesses

Give me shelter

By Candi Cushman

National | Seek, and safe havens can be found. That's how it is with Open Arms, a refuge for battered women. Hidden behind a high wooden fence in a quiet Fort Worth…

Trim the fat

By Cal Thomas

National | Washington could cut taxes and pay down the debt if it would just eliminate some outrageous programs

Sued Samaritans

By Candi Cushman

National | Faith-based groups offer help to needy Americans, but legal obstacles remain

Home for life

By Leah Driggers

National | Maternity homes provide new choices for women in crisis pregnancy

Mental prisons

By Candi Cushman

National | Battered women find themselves trapped by more than just the monsters who abuse them

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

FAITH-BASED CHIEF QUOTED AS RULING OUT FUNDS FOR CHRISTIAN ANTI-ADDICTION PROGRAM Redlining evangelicals? President Bush has consistently said that groups…

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political Buzz from Washington

QuickTakes

By The Editors

"Slick Hillie": The toniest paper in New York City has had enough of Hillary Clinton. The New York Observer demanded the freshman senator's resignation in a…

Quotables

ItÕs like tuning to an easy-listening radio station after eight years of heavy metal. Washington Post TV critic Tom ShalesÕs review of George W. BushÕs…

Columnists

Elephant in the room

By Joel Belz

What can the righteous do if the foundations are destroyed?

The Medicare game

By Timothy Lamer

The refs are always biased and the outcome is always rigged

Noma? No chance

By Janie B. Cheaney

Stephen Jay Gould unwittingly explains why we canÕt get along

Angel in the details

By Marvin Olasky

What most journalists covering faith-based funding are missing

Culture

Out of the dungeon

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | To get that old thrill of transgression, the cultural elite keeps defining sexual deviancy down

Bestsellers

By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling nonfiction paperbacks as measured by placement on four leading lists as of Feb. 19

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