Table of Contents

Cover Story

Armed but not dangerous

by Tim Graham

Cover Story | President Bush's approval of new arms for Taiwan sends a non-Clintonesque message to Beijing

In this issue: "Target: Taiwan," May 5, 2001

Features

Not so fast

By Leah Driggers

National | Forty-three states put the brakes on issuing full-privilege driver's licenses to teenagers

Click and conquer

By Chris Stamper

National | New game lets players be "God"; broadband hits a speed bump; Internet radio voices stilled

Reading the signs

By Lynn Vincent

National | Has the Fed rescued the economy, is honesty paying off in business, and will ads work in the dark?

Heimlich's maneuver

By Russ Pulliam

National | Amid riots and charges of police misconduct, a Cincinnati official calls for character programs

Drug war disaster

By Mindy Belz

International | In its zeal to stop drug smugglers, Peru's military, backed by the CIA, shot down a missionary plane, killing two people. Will the drug war be the next…

Dispatches

Quotables

To spare the mom is, surely, to spoil the child. Tunku Varadarajan, deputy editorial features editor of The Wall Street Journal, in a commentary on a study…

QuickTakes

By The Editors

A GENERATION OF BRATS? "The advocates of 'it takes a village to raise a child' are having a rough month," remarks Phyllis Schlafly about a landmark study…

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political buzz from Washington

Faces

By The Editors

To encourage young couples to stay married, 74-year-old Bishop Nathaniel Linsey and his wife Mae, 71, turned their 50th wedding anniversary into a vow renewal…

The Buzz

By The Editors

1ST WHITE HOUSE REPORT CARD: IT'S ALL ABOUT TONE 100 days: but who's counting? Ever since the first few months of Franklin Roosevelt's record-length…

Columnists

A happy freeloader

By Joel Belz

Why I'll ignore yet another public radio fundraiser

Mailbag

No business The article by Candi Cushman ("Caesar's reach") brings up an old issue: Who controls education? The Bible teaches that the parents are responsible…

Faith in dictators?

By Marvin Olasky

How worldviews relate to the Taiwan arms decision

Culture

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts for the week ended April 15

Loose constructionists

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | In today's academic climate, don't trust what you read

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