Table of Contents

Cover Story

Republican bards

by Tim Graham

Cover Story | From the aftermath of 9/11 to this month's State of the Union address, an elite group of conservative speechwriters is helping to mold a wartime presidency

In this issue: "Fighting words," Jan. 12, 2002

Features

All politics is local

By Mindy Belz

International | The United States has been watching Afghanistan, but hot spots elsewhere deserve a squint

Heart and cold

By Chris Stamper

National | Doctors find new weapons against heart disease and cold ailments, while energy drinks spark debate

Starting over

By Lynn Vincent

National | Layoffs may prompt an entrepreneurial surge, America West gasps for air, and toll-free phone service ebbs

Coming home

By Edward E. Plowman

National | A soldier badly wounded in the 9/11 attack finally leaves the hospital, but his ordeal isn't over

Dispatches

Quotables

She didn't betray the real Germany by doing that. Andre Schmitz, chief of staff to Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, on movie legend Marlene Dietrich's repudiating…

QuickTakes

By The Editors

CIVIL LIBERTIES FOR AMERICANS? What kind of election can exist when the candidates are legally barred from expressing their political views? Columnist George…

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political buzz from Washington

The Buzz

By The Editors

Moussaoui does not "have anything to plead," Reid jailed without bail Terror on trial "In the name of Allah I do not have anything to plead. I enter no plea.

Voices

Capitol Hill cynics

By Joel Belz

While some Americans sacrifice, Congress spends and spends

Extraordinarily common

By Janie B. Cheaney

Christian novelists should do fantasy well

Mailbag

Appalled I read with interest and horror the articles on human cloning. I'm appalled that such things are being pursued and that the average citizen seems to…

Romantic realism

By Marvin Olasky

Trend leaders rarely offer this Christian alternative

Culture

Bestsellers

By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling nonfiction hardbacks as measured by placement on four leading lists as of Dec. 31

Morally ugly minds

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Family-friendly movies need more than the absence of offensive elements

Powerful Rings

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Movie version of Tolkien's book speaks to today's culture

Issue Cover