Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Detention season

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Over this past spring, China has detained a record number of American residents. Most well known among them is Li Shaomin, who holds a Ph.D. from Princeton…

Cover Stories

Trading places

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | China is six months past its own target date to enter the World Trade Organization but still intent to prove it can liberalize its economy without liberating…

In this issue: "Trading places," June 30, 2001

Features

Pain and gain

By Chris Stamper

National | Telecom struggles, the pioneering supercomputer UNIVAC turns 50, and MP3 changes with the times

Don't tread on us

By Lynn Vincent

National | Lawmaker won't divulge data on tire safety, retailers rediscover good service, and other business news

Stricken standards

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Conservative exodus? Mainline Presbyterians OK gay pastors and advance "creeping universalism"

'My beliefs compel me'

By Cal Thomas

National | A conversation with John Ashcroft

Proof in the pudding

By Bob Jones

National | The first election to federal office during the Bush presidency goes to the Republicans

Dispatches

Quotables

I don't see this as an ending. I'm not stopping something. I'm just moving on. Baseball ironman Cal Ripken, after announcing his decision to retire after 21…

QuickTakes

By The Editors

CONSUMERS GET MILKED: Jim Jeffords's departure from the GOP may have a silver lining: cheaper milk. A Wall Street Journal editorial reported that the Vermont…

>> Flash Traffic <<

By The Editors

Political buzz from Washington

Faces

By The Editors

Batters go two-by-two in Oklahoma City's "Anyone Can" softball league. Founded by 21-year-old Kristen Deaton, the six-team league provides 150 severely…

The Buzz

By The Editors

High court lets stand ruling that kept boy from reading bible story to class Subversive story? Poor Zachary Hood. He did so well in reading achievement in his…

Reviews

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts for the week ended June 17

ID checks and balances

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Why Hollywood is suddenly cutting back on R-rated movies

Voices

Identical storytellers

By Joel Belz

The major media are not giving Bush a fair shake

Not so swift

By Anne Morse

See Jane run (Massachusetts). See Jane neglect her kids.

Mailbag

A real threat I commend you for addressing the issue of germ warfare ("Back to the future," June 2). As a physician who attended the Second National Symposium…

Joy

By Marvin Olasky

The little ones of baseball can teach us what we desire

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