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Cover Story

Big Problem

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | The wholesome image of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is now under siege-and some local affiliates are fighting back. Their executive directors note that…

In this issue: "Brothers up in arms," Oct. 26, 2002


Top News

By The Editors

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15

Ballot blunder

By Mindy Belz

Pakistan | Musharraf's maneuvering only helps hardline Islamic parties

The big chill

By Marvin Olasky

Media | Why are newspapers discouraging open discussion of Islam? | by Marvin Olasky

Cornering Khartoum

By Mindy Belz

Sudan | Congress signals that status-quo diplomacy is no longer good enough

President's precedent

By Russ Pulliam

Politics | George W. Bush is not the first to be guided by Christian faith; Presbyterian Benjamin Harrison set a high standard



"The biggest news is the dawning of the black hat. The father is wearing an Izod jersey and the son looks likes he came from Lithuania." City University…

Quick Takes

War wounds Why aren't Democrats smothering Republicans during this election cycle? columnist Thomas J. Bray notes that historically during…

Flash Traffic

By The Editors

political buzz from washington | by Joel C. Rosenberg

In Brief

News highlights from around the world


Risk had its rewards

By Joel Belz

The cure we created for health care is much worse than the disease


Mixed emotions It was with mixed emotions that I read Gene Edward Veith's column, "Pro-life photography" (Sept. 28). I have seen G.E.'s excellent television…

Bad choices

By Marvin Olasky

Iraqi war or no war, innocent people are likely to die

Be very afraid

By Les Sillars

But not of snipers, cancer, or car crashes


The American sublime

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Jaded by modern pretensions, the art world gasps in amazement as it rediscovers American Christian landscape painters

Best-Selling Books

By Stephen King, Anna Quindlen, Nicholas Sparks, Alice Sebold & Tom Clancy

Notable Books | The five best-selling hardback novels as of Oct. 14

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