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Scorched-earth politics

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | With a one-vote margin, every Senate race is huge, but the South Dakota contest is a battle between a popular president and a popular senator-even though…

In this issue: "Scorched-earth politics," Sept. 7, 2002


Here they stand

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | A year later, controversy over a post-9/11 "interfaith" service still threatens to split Missouri-Synod Lutherans

Finest things dollars can buy

By Doug Bandow

Cuba | More than 40 years after Castro seized power purportedly to end economic injustice, disparity is in fashion once again

Simon say it isn't so

Politics | Tough week for California Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon

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 over a one-week period from Aug. 21 to 27

Iraq and roll

By Mindy Belz

Case Against Saddam | Kurdish opponents say if "regime change" is the U.S. goal, anti-Saddam forces can do the job with Iraqi army deserters; but the U.S. needs to give them a good…


In Brief

News highlights from around the world


This course is not concerned with the personal moral issues of honesty and truthfulness. The University of Michigan's description of a course on the "Ethics…

Quick Takes

Posing for the family portrait How is the institution of the family faring in today's "sophisticated" culture? Family Portrait, a 224-page report from the…


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington


Interfaith atheists

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Will Satanists make it through the theological vetting for the Godless Americans March on Washington?

Top Albums

By Scarface, Eminem, Nelly, Bruce Springsteen & Various Performers

Notable CDs | The Top 5 CDs for the week ending Aug. 24 according to Billboard magazine


Repair? Why not build?

By Joel Belz

My annual Wal-Mart sidewalk poll wasn't much help


Always good I commend Mr. Olasky's articulate tackling of an uncomfortable subject: purpose in suffering ("A cloud that changed history," Aug. 10). Some might…

Vengeance is His

By Marvin Olasky

God opposes crime and those who encourage it

Rote righteousness

By Andrée Seu

But what happens when even residual habits have faded away?

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