Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Armey: In his own words

by Marvin Olasky, Nick Eicher & Joel C. Rosenberg

Cover Story Sidebar | On the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994: I was sitting in Dick Gephardt's car in October 1993 ... Gephardt [asked] why I wasn't running for Republican…

Cover Stories

Retiring but not shy

by Marvin Olasky & Nick Eicher

Cover Story | A career review with a candid Dick Armey is to politics what an ESPN highlight reel is to sports. He laughs about Bill Clinton; he cries about Ronald Reagan.

In this issue: "Dick Armey's parting words," Dec. 14, 2002

Features

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 Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

Let the record show

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | Supreme Court arguments leave troubling questions unanswered

Muslim moderate freed

By Mindy Belz

Human Rights | Egyptian-American activist for free elections and the rights of Christians released, but he faces a new trial; outcome "will be a bellwether" for others in…

Dispatches

Quotables

The whole purpose is not to become a target. White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer when asked why, after the Secret Service advised him to travel under a…

Quick Takes

Politically useless victim When thugs murdered 21-year-old homosexual Matthew Shepard, the case became a national sensation. When gay teenager Nicholas…

In Brief

News highlights from around the world

Reviews

Best-Selling CD's

By Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, Santana, U2 & Pearl Jam

Notable CDs | The Top 5 best-selling Internet CDs for the week ending Nov. 30

The God of gifts

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Picking a gift and paying its price: a defense of the "commercialization" of Christmas

Notebook

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington

Voices

Battle fatigue

By Joel Belz

Even with the GOP in power, the pro-family fight can be frustrating

Mailbag

True victory Your post-election coverage brought more savor to an already sweet victory ("The Bush mandate," Nov. 16). It occurs to me that true victory is…

Paranoia, hatred, ignorance

By Marvin Olasky

But what's this about a journalist wanting to dance with Janet Reno?

Gospel in surround-sound

By Janie B. Cheaney

Glory to God through music that glows with eternity

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