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Cover Stories

How to go deeper

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | The Bhagavad Gita ("Song of the Lord") is the most beloved of Hinduism's many scriptures. This poetic conversation between the warrior Arjuna and his…

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by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Judaism was the first major religion truly to concentrate on things unseen, and that represents a problem for newspapers that focus on what can be seen and…

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Coverage of Hinduism

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Hinduism is the world's third-largest religion and the dominant one in India and Nepal; its 900 million adherents include many in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and…

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Coverage of Buddhism

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Many Americans equate Buddhism with the search for serenity, but two books by Methodist-turned-Buddhist Brian Victoria show that Zen Buddhist priests before…

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Coverage of ISLAM

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Many newspapers and magazines offered crash courses in the basics of Islam following the destruction of the World Trade Center towers, and WORLD went deeper…

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Saddam, terrorists, and Islam

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Here's a starter question that's crucial in both American strategy and international response: As the United States deals with Saddam Hussein, are we fighting…

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What we don't know can hurt us

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | What the press teaches about Islam and other religions is not nearly as important as what it leaves out of its reporting

In this issue: "Press coverage uncovered," March 8, 2003



I got into television because I hated it so. Fred Rogers, public television's "Mister Rogers," on how he hoped to improve TV when he started his children's…

Flashtraffic: a post-Hussein Iraq

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Bush outlines plans for a post-Hussein and post-Arafat Middle East

Quick Takes

A bit of their own medicine Julie McCammon says the greed of a wealthy group of individuals has caused her material harm, and she plans to sue those…

Top News

By The Editors

1 the more the merrier Des Moines is bone-chilling cold and buried in snow these days. But Republican grassroots activists there couldn't be happier. Another…

Sweeter than pie

By Lynn Vincent

Supreme Court majority rules that the abortion industry cannot help itself to a RICO-size slice of pro-life assets

Security threats

By Marvin Olasky

So far, everyday risks outweigh terrorism fears for most Americans


Running out of hands

By Joel Belz

On the one hand, on the other hand: Waiting for the Iraq war

Siding with Islam

By Marvin Olasky

Most reporters display ignorance or fecklessness

Tolerance week

By Andrée Seu

Worshipping a soft god with tyrannical potential


When wealth or fame elude you or fade in the light of day, the grounding that a committed help-mate and best friend can give to one's life is priceless. We…


The marriage craving

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Reality TV and the box office prove that the institution of marriage is still the ideal

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