Table of Contents

Cover Story

Ready, set, Bret!

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | With his surprise victory in the Garden State, Schundler conquers a liberal-dominated, northeast GOP. That places a Christian conservative at the top of the…

In this issue: "Schundler's bliss," July 7, 2001

Features

Bigger idea

National | Christian producer broadens the market, rolls out toys with a message to mainstream retailers

It takes an action show to sell an action toy

National | VeggieTales's popularity has jump-started the sale of toys touting a Christian message, say Christian-oriented retailers. Playthings now vying for attention…

The good, the true, the beautiful

National | Contemporary Christian artists, facing temptations and controversies, are making inroads into an art world void of meaning

She seemed normal

By Edward E. Plowman

National | The puzzling, sad case of Andrea Yates; NAE bids farewell to its president; and other religion news

What's up, Doc?

By Chris Stamper

National | Physicians soft-pedal bad news; a jury sends the father of fen-phen to prison; and studies clash over the benefits of fruits and vegetables

High-tech threats?

By Chris Stamper

National | Legislators try to ban dialing and driving, the CIA asks for help with hackers, and Visa pushes "smart cards"

Interest-ing strategies

By Lynn Vincent

National | Homeowners refinance at higher rates; professors link weather with stock prices; and education is more important than ever in the job market

Going mainstream

By Gene Edward Veith

National | Trends in the publishing industry are opening up new avenues for Christian writers, and some Christian books are selling millions of copies in mainstream…

Property plight

International | Farmers in the Peruvian countryside don't have any legal rights to the land, and the result is that they plant the coca used to make cocaine

HMOphobia in Congress

By Tim Graham

National | Soon Americans may be able to sue their health-maintenance organizations in state courts. That is, if they still have health insurance

Bill of wrongs

By Cal Thomas

National | The so-called "patients' bill of rights" would be bad medicine for American health care

True love waits, and waits

By Tim Graham

National | As the number of applications for U.S. citizenship explodes and creates a backlog, some two-country couples have to wait years to be together in America

Be our guest

By Tim Graham

National | The desire for immigration into America is so strong that a large number of migrants die trying. Since 1998, 1,113 migrants are known to have died approaching…

Cultural victories, but ...

By Les Sillars

International | Canada's high court delivers mixed decisions on euthanasia, child pornography, and religious freedom

The new normal

By Mindy Belz

International | Even though the streets are repaired, the road back to the way things were before Turkey's 1999 earthquake is nowhere in sight

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

Jury convicts retired army colonel of espionage You can't run For over 20 years, George Trofimoff sold military secrets to Moscow. Now he may spend the rest…

Faith-based surrender

By Marvin Olasky

Wine into water: White house-congressional deal excludes most effective anti-poverty groups

>> Flash Traffic >>

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political buzz from Washington

Faces

By The Editors

Trevor Loflin, 17, scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT while living with his homeless family in cars and tents last May. During the ensuing media frenzy, he…

QuickTakes

By The Editors

ARMEY OF ONE: House Majority Leader Dick Armey sent a letter to Attorney General Ashcroft asking if the controversial FBI snooping system nicknamed Carnivore…

Quotables

I'll have to try it or all my life I'll wonder. What Jack Lemmon told his father when he decided to move to New York after World War II to try to become an…

Columnists

Shifting gears

By Joel Belz

A few operational changes-but nothing to affect our mission

Goin' to the chapel

But the weddings there have changed dramatically

Joy in Leadville

By Marvin Olasky

Classic car racers drive the high country

Mailbag

Mere tokens I regret that I cannot share the optimism in Bob Jones's June 9 cover story, "The check is in the mail." While tax refunds of $300 for singles and…

Culture

Free-market censorship

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | New advertising trend may lead to better, cleaner television programs

Bestsellers

By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling nonfiction paperbacks as measured by placement on four leading lists as of June 24, 2001

Video Rentals

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 videos in popularity as measured by rental receipts for the week ending June 24

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 blues CDs for the week of June 14, according to Billboard magazine

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