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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…


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


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington


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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