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Cover Story

Outsmarting Sactions

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | A 6-year-old United Nations program-"smart sanctions"-designed to punish Saddam is giving the Iraqi tyrant imaginative ways to punish his own people

In this issue: "Tools of a tyrant," Aug. 10, 2002


Do Nothing Congress

By Tim Graham

I'm from the do-nothing Congress, and I'd like your vote

Plunging to a new low

By Mindy Belz

Terrorism | Jerusalem blast where "Jews, Muslims, and Christians study together" stuns campus community; one American tells WORLD: "Everyone is trying only to cope"

'More trouble than it's worth'

By Lynn Vincent

Child Sexual Abuse | Districts that allow Planned Parenthood in their schools may get swept up in that organization's legal troubles stemming from its failure to report abuse

"It's about liberty"

By Tom Jipping

A speech the president should give

The go-to guy

By Bob Jones

Do-nothing Senate | Gumming up the president's agenda in Congress? No sweat. For Tom Daschle the best offense is a good defense. But will the voters reward his hard work? As…

Top News

By Tim Graham

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from July 24 to 30

Digging journalists

Mine Saga | When it comes to the faith angle, few reporters even know the questions to ask


The Buzz

By The Editors

MINE SAGA | When it comes to the faith angle, few reporters even know the questions to ask

In Brief

News highlights from around the world


Mammals helping mammals in Massachusetts. Headline in the Austin American-Statesman above a story about volunteers rescuing beached whales on Cape Cod. What…

Quick Takes

A tool for self-defense Guns reduce violence, argues columnist Paul Craig Roberts, and the evidence supporting this thesis grows. He notes a new book from…


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington


Quick summer reads

By Joel Belz

But these three little books deserve a lot of attention


On the books issue It was a great encouragement to pore through your books special issue (July 7/13). Special thanks for Gene Edward Veith's analysis of the…

A cloud that changed history

By Marvin Olasky

Like rain, the second atom bomb fell on the just and the unjust

Gone fishing?

By Andrée Seu

Competition in the political arena is a calling, too


Kid's Novels

By Eoin Colfer, Gail Carson Levine, Louis Sacher, Natalie Babbit & George Selden

Notable Books | Five children's novels that Hollywood will soon turn into movies

Sweden's shame

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Liberal Sweden, supposedly a land of tolerance, is about to make criticism of homosexuality a crime

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