Table of Contents

Cover Story

Checkmating charters

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | The actions and internal documents of teachers unions reveal their intent to undermine charter schools

In this issue: "NEA: School bully," June 22, 2002

Features

Hopes Daschled

By Tim Graham

Cloning | Majority leader breaks commitment, will not permit open debate on cloning ban

So conventional

Religion | "Hissing, hating" Baptists receive press treatment they've (sadly) become used to

Orphaned again

By Greg Dabel

Adoption | Seedy baby-brokers break parents' hearts and thwart an otherwise healthy adoption business with Cambodia

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 June 6 to 13

Free at last

By Mindy Belz

War on Terror | American missionary is slain during a U.S.-Philippine rescue attempt. On his last night, Martin Burnham said he was content and "serving the Lord with…

Battling brutality

Prison Rape | Right and left join forces inside and outside Congress to curb a practice that is creating hateful super-predators waiting for their release from prison

Dispatches

In Brief

News highlights from around the world

Quotables

If astronauts are watching it from the space shuttle, you've got to know it's huge. Joe Allbaugh of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on a 90,000-acre…

QuickTakes

Private citizens vs. terrorism Stop terrorism: Arm Brooklyn's Jews. That's the message of Toward Tradition's Daniel Lapin, who argues that America's Jews who…

Reviews

Bestsellers

Notable Books | The Top 5 nonfiction paperbacks as measured by placement on three leading lists as of June 10

Atheism for kids

By Gene Edward Veith

Books | Narnia is attacked by another fantasy world, one that explicitly targets Christianity and praises rebel angels

Notebook

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington

Voices

No simplistic recipes

By Joel Belz

God makes some problems deliberately hard

Mailbag

Unbusinesslike Mounting a defense for the 21st century" (May 25) is a reasonable snapshot of the complexities and problems: The Department of Defense will…

Reflections of a rejected juror

By Janie B. Cheaney

Fairness and justice: One is human and one divine

Ideology, not bloodlines

By Marvin Olasky

To Democrats, he's the most dangerous man in American politics

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