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Cover Stories

At home in a man's world

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story Sidebar | Nasreen Mustafa Sideek is the first woman to hold a ministerial position in northern Iraq, where former Kurdish resistance fighters dominate administrative…

Cover Stories

'In the belly of a shark'

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | While the White House makes its case against Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the country's northern provinces, already acquainted with democratic transformation,

In this issue: "Will Kurds stand alone?," June 1, 2002


Place to bee

Education | Homeschool student wins geography bee

Top News

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News over a one-week period from May 14 to 21

Pastoral privilege?

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | A tax break for clergy housing faces a legal challenge

GOP unlimited

By Bob Jones

Politics | Republicans in Idaho may face a fight after overturning popular term limits

The Gould standard

Science | Darwinism's unofficial spokesman dies

Extreme prejudice

By Tim Graham

Media | Reporters asked damaging questions first, sought answers later


In Brief

News highlights from around the world


Washington loves movies the way Hollywood loves politics. Phil Alden Robinson, director of The Sum of All Fears , on the heavy turnout for the movie's world…


Insecure numbers Tens of thousands of foreigners use fake documents to receive Social Security numbers, reports Robert Pear in The New York Times . Federal…


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington


Logs in the stream

By Joel Belz

A few reasons to temper the Olasky optimism

Dopey awards

By Marvin Olasky

Honoring America's miseducators (and there are many)

Death by detail

By Andrée Seu

The pitfalls of being too busy


Ghostly increases Finding Joel Belz's "Hard choices ahead" (May 4) was like seeing a ghost for me. Just moments before, a colleague and I had been discussing…


Summer Reading

Books | Five books about sports and other kinds of play

Gay authority

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The nation's universities are going to extraordinary lengths to cater to homosexual students

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