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Cover Story

House hunting

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Democrats want to bag just six seats this November, giving them control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 1994. In a year with few…

In this issue: "House hunting," May 11, 2002


Not about money

Reform | Forget the slur of education "greed"; school privatization firm Edison is just struggling to survive

Bad trade winds

By Timothy Lamer

Economy | Bush steel tariffs threaten to ignite a trade battle with Europeans

Turning tables

Politics | Gubernatorial candidate courts black voters, warns of Democrats' race-baiting tactics

Murphy Brown revisited

Family | Ten years after the speech that launched a thousand sneers, former veep prepares anniversary address to journalists


By The Editors

National | Mr. Smith goes to jail David L. Smith unleashed one of the world's most obnoxious computer viruses-and now he's going to prison for it. The programmer…


By The Editors

National | Hijacking Harry & Louise Hollywood's cloning lobby has enlisted two old pitchmen in its campaign to reach Middle America: Harry and Louise. The fictional…

Q & A with 'God'

Education | Scholastic book club targets Christian-school market with extrabiblical, anti-biblical Conversations with God

Top News

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from April 23 to 30

Uncle Sam as banker

By Leah Driggers

National | Students don't save money or time by borrowing from the feds

Golden State grab

By Tim Graham

Public Schools | California teachers are pushing for power over basic school policies

Aid to dependent colleges

By Timothy Lamer

National | Does federal student aid really help students, or just the schools they attend? It's the schools, free-market economists argue, and they say increases in…

Leap of interfaith

Media | Religious left group honors ABC's anchorman


In Brief

News highlights from around the world


One toke is over the line Is marijuana a harmless high? Of course not, argues White House drug czar John P. Walters in The Washington Post . He reports that…


President Clinton did not demand a talk show. Julia Payne, spokeswoman for Bill Clinton, on a meeting between Mr. Clinton and NBC executives on the…


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington


Logical inversions

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Many prominent arguments today just don't make sense

False freedom

By Andrew Coffin

Television | Boston Public's teachers are rebels, not guides to timeless knowledge

Best Albums

Music | The Top 5 CDsfor the week ending April 27, according to Billboard magazine


The deaf will hear

By Joel Belz

Misunderstanding God's ultimate scheme leads to bewildering postures

Land divine?

By John Piper

We should treat the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as we would any other

'To bigotry no sanction'

America must stand against a worldwide surge in anti-Semitism

Squandered inheritance

By Marvin Olasky

But Israel deserves Western support for other reasons


Can't tell I am writing concerning your April 13 article, "Martyrs by the millions," which had some criticism of Israeli military tactics. First, you did not…

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