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Cover Story

The Road to Damascus

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Fleeing persecution from the Islamic regime in Sudan, Christian refugees flood Syria. There, they languish without protection either from the United Nations…

In this issue: "The Road to Damascus," Sept. 21, 2002


The home stretch

By Bob Jones

Politics | A dozen states hold primary elections, setting up a crucial November

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 Sept. 4 to 10

Battling bishops

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Theological dispute raises questions of authority in the Episcopal Church



"The school district doesn't own those kids." Charles Miller, University of Texas regents chairman, after Austin public-school officials objected to a UT plan…

Quick Takes

Establishment of yoga Colorado's Aspen Elementary School faces an unusual church-state controversy. School officials are reacting to a national yoga craze by…

In Brief

News highlights from around the world


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington


Live with the consequences

By Joel Belz

Custody issues, like divorce, are too complicated for our courts

Go Northwest, young man

By Marvin Olasky

Christian conservatives have the opportunity to do big things in Alaska

Making a ball 'dance'

By Andrée Seu

The universe doesn't readily divulge such mysteries as the knuckleball


Give and take We have sacrificed much in our giving ("Shame on us," Aug. 24). Our mailboxes overflow with requests for money and, when we comply, our…


Liberal colonialism

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Imposing left-wing ideas on the developing world ensures continued poverty and starvation

A time for resolve

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Media emphasized our sorrow, but could have focused on our grit

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