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Cover Stories

Wisconsin welfare reform's limitations

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | While the Wisconsin welfare reform that Tommy Thompson led has triumphantly reduced the welfare rolls, questions still remain about its long-term ability to…

Cover Stories

The trouble with Tommy

by Tim Graham

Cover Story | With the debate over cloning and stem-cell research gaining steam in Washington, many social conservatives fear that Secretary of Health and Human Services…

In this issue: "The trouble with Tommy," May 4, 2002


Slave wages

By Doug Bandow

International | Persecution in Pakistan is all in a very long day's work

Primary colors

By Bob Jones

Politics | If, as the saying goes, there's not a dime's worth of difference between the parties, there's at least a dollar's worth within them. Here's a look at five…

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 16 to 23



Saying 'mistakes were made' is Nixonian. University of Notre Dame theology professor Richard McBrien, on concerns that while the Vatican had strong words last…


French firestorm Jean-Marie Le Pen's shocking second-place finish in last month's presidential election in France left Europe stunned. The Euroleft is raging…

The Buzz

Racketeers without a racket SUPREME COURT | Justices to review verdict against abortion protests Are pro-life protesters who block abortion clinics…

In Brief

News highlights from around the world


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington



Books | The five best-selling hardback novels as measured by placement on four leading lists as of April 22

Images have consequences

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | "Virtual" porn still harms children


Hard choices ahead

By Joel Belz

Health care costs: Who will pay for what seems owed to us all?

Passionate prose

By Marvin Olasky

Treadmill books that avoid the scrap heap

School days

By Andrée Seu

Time to actualize every tickled fancy


McIntire's legacy We at Faith Theological Seminary read with interest Joel Belz's column regarding the passing of our founder, Dr. Carl McIntire ("This…

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