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Cover Story

ONWARD, compassionate soldiers

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | With the Senate back in Republican hands, President Bush's highly touted "Armies of Compassion" may finally receive their marching orders on a whole host of…

In this issue: "State of the Union 2003," Jan. 25, 2003

Features

Memorial's remonstrance

By The Editors

National | Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal on case concerning Columbine High School's memorial

Record reform

By The Editors

National | Hospitals across the country go high-tech to avoid problems

High-tech heart

By The Editors

National | Abiomed plans to run more patient tests of AbioCor, its artificial heart implant

Christmas in Cairo

By Mindy Belz

International | Is Mubarak's first-ever public declaration of Christmas a gift to the U.S.? | by Mindy Belz in Cairo

Terrorism and tourism

By Mindy Belz

International | Potential war crosses the lines of tourism in the Middle East

Dispatches

Flashtraffic: State of the Union 2003

By Joel C. Rosenberg

All eyes are on the "SOTU"-President Bush's State of the Union address on Jan. 28. What to watch for?

Flashtraffic: Pro-life legislation?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

More pro-life legislation could pass during the 108th Congress than at any time since Roe vs. Wade.

Flashtraffic: Clarence Thomas agrees to book deal

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Clarence Thomas has agreed to the biggest book deal ever for a sitting Supreme Court Justice.

Quotables

What I fear is we're going to reduce jury deliberations to reality TV, like Survivor. Texas Judge Tom Price on a proposal to allow cameras to tape jury…

No more misuse of force

By Marvin Olasky

For the Bush administration's faith-based initiative, just getting the words right may be the difference between the success or failure of the policy

After Saddam

By Mindy Belz

Opposition leaders meet at White House to plot strategy, assure U.S. that invading soldiers will receive a warm welcome

Top News

By The Editors

The top 5 stories of the week

Quick Takes

Temple tablet A black stone tablet found in Jerusalem that details repair plans for Solomon's Temple is no fake, say experts from Israel's Geological Survey.

Reviews

Narcissistic Adaptation

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Adaptation, starring Nicholas Cage and Meryl Streep, strikes a chord with movie reviewers

Bestsellers

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | The Top 5 best-selling CDs for the year 2002, according to Billboard magazine

Pop-culture recession

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Declines in fast food, bestsellers, and record sales suggest a growing national boredom

In the music spotlight: Pink

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | Pink's popularity reflects good marketing more than a good role model

Voices

Into the sunset

By Joel Belz

If government programs are so necessary, let's vote on them again

Mailbag

Bravo to Nickolas Eicher for writing such an excellent article on Sen. Lott. Mr. Eicher hit the nail on the head in a few short paragraphs. - -Lenny Demers,

'Pull, Buddy, pull!'

By Marvin Olasky

Compassionate conservatism at the local level

Beyond the 10-finger strategy

By Andrée Seu

Plugging the cultural leaks simply isn't working; it's time for a new plan

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