Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Columbia astronauts: 'Going up higher'

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | As in previous national disasters, religion came to the fore as millions of Americans mourned the loss of the seven astronauts aboard space shuttle Columbia…

Cover Stories

Dover's Duty

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | When the shooting stops, solemn work will start at Dover Air Force Base, where the U.S. military is preparing both to begin a war and to deal with its…

In this issue: "The cost of war," Feb. 15, 2003

Features

Slowest ride money can buy

By Chris Stamper

National | Bush administration asks Amtrak to discontinue inefficient routes

No remorse

By Chris Stamper

National | Robert Chambers to leave prison on Valentine's Day

Power from the people

By Chris Stamper

National | IBM's "distributed computing" searches for a treatment for smallpox

Piling up

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Abuse claims continue for Catholic archdiocese of Boston

Under old management

By Edward E. Plowman

National | National Council of Churches looks for options as its future looks grim

Look out below

By Edward E. Plowman

National | As income decreases, the UMC is scrutinized by its members

Hope and help

By Edward E. Plowman

National | "Festival of Hope" brings true hope to thousands in Argentina

'When you love somebody, you live it'

By Mindy Belz

International | Cairo's poverty-stricken garbage villages are breeding grounds for Islamic extremism, but brave Christians offer hope to the poor

Defined by the Times

International | German press liberals fan an anti-Bush spark from The New York Times into an anti-American inferno

Dispatches

Flashtraffic: NATO's deep divisions

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Did Colin Powell's presentation to the United Nations Security Council persuade a deeply divided NATO to unify behind forcibly disarming Iraq?

Flashtraffic: France's strength as an ally questioned

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Richard Perle follows Donald Rumsfeld in speaking loudly of France's lack of helpfulness in the Iraq situation

Flashtraffic: Alliance against Iraq stronger than might seem

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Despite the high-profile sniping, officials and policy experts in Washington and Brussels say the NATO alliance is fundamentally strong.

Follow the money

By Mindy Belz

All the evidence against Saddam apparently is not enough to outweigh the UN's interest in continuing its oil-for-food deal with Iraq

Sopranos wannabe

By Andrew Coffin

NBC's "controversial" new drama reaches for new lows as it aspires to copy cable's hit series on the underworld

Top News

By The Editors

1 columbia reaction The Columbia tragedy showed the best and worst about the Internet. Within hours of the crash, sellers offered for sale on eBay debris…

Quick Takes

Socialist pigs Is socialism dead? Several dozen free-market think-tank leaders from across Eastern and Western Europe and the United States-including Michael…

Quotables

In 22 years, that's the first time I can remember being called into a meeting when somebody was volunteering to pay. Ohio state Sen. Ron Amstutz on Amish…

Reviews

Bestsellers

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | The Top 5 most-played albums on college and noncommercial radio, according to CMJNMR (College Media Journal New Music Report), Issue #798

Population implosion

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Many nations are aborting their future generations, creating a worldwide underpopulation crisis

In the music spotlight: The Donnas

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | Contrasts abound within The Donnas

Voices

Can it get any worse?

By Joel Belz

From Columbia's crash to terrorism's potential, the Fall is everywhere

Mailbag

Correction The Jan. 11 issue included a list of the five best-selling non-fiction books (p. 22). - The editors Regarding your comment, "As the Operation…

Marriage proposal

By Andrée Seu

Finding the right reasons to tie the knot

Arrogance and ignorance

By Marvin Olasky

Darwinian Texas Tech professor is going against basic professorial ethics

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