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by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Christians aid Muslims outside the glare of Western journalists bent on uncovering a new crusade. In Jordan, Red Crescent officials clearly don't want…

Cover Stories

Pitching the tent cities?

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Refugees with no country see in Iraqi liberation reason to hope

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The UN's oily dealings

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Oil-for-Food morphed into an "Oil-for-Palaces" program; now is as good a time as any to start over

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The mind is easier to win than the heart

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Even in a pro-Western Arab capital, U.S. officials face an unexpected "wave of emotionalism" over the war in Iraq

In this issue: "No man's land," May 10, 2003


Alma mater matters

By Lynn Vincent

National | If Calvin college's nerve center is in the Spoelhoff administration building, its collective memory may reside in the building next door. There, in a…

Texas two-step

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Texas Tech students now don't have to believe in Darwinism to gain a recommendation from biology professor Michael Dini.

Sweeping changes

By Chris Stamper

National | May is a month when network executives most want to capture your eyeballs.

Industry hack

By Chris Stamper

National | In geek speak, there's such a thing as a "good hack."

Nowhere going elsewhere

By Andrew Coffin

National | Nowhere in Africa (unrated) is a German film that won this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Jack of all trades

By Andrew Coffin

National | James Mangold is a talented director seemingly at home in any genre.

Two games for one

By John Dawson

National | Fans attending the first game of the second-round NHL playoffs at the American Airlines Center in Dallas got two games-and then some-for the price of one.

Blue Jay fever

By John Dawson

National | Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez must have taken in a lot of room service during one road swing.

We've got next

By John Dawson

National | It's official: The WNBA has got next.

Around the horn

By John Dawson

National | Said the late George Young: "We don't like to draft a guy who's too smart because he could do something else with his life besides play this silly game."

Shifting sand?

By Lynn Vincent

National | Calvin College offers a top-notch liberal arts education, but is it slipping its biblical moorings? First in an occasional series on Christian colleges



Only if a Christian mentions Jesus Christ, evidently, does it constitute imperialism. Columnist Ann Coulter, writing about liberals who tell Muslims what they…

Quick Takes

One wedding and a funeral Johannes Fransen's relatives didn't want him to miss his granddaughter's wedding in New Zealand last month-so much so that they…

Confidence men

By Marvin Olasky

Testing has become a way for public schools to hide their failures

The ABCs of AIDS

By Priya Abraham

A new AIDS bill doesn't guarantee a focus on what works: abstinence


By The Editors

1 declaration day President Bush joked with reporters that they'd better "stay clear of the landing pattern" of the Navy S-3B Viking anti-submarine aircraft…

FlashTraffic: Operation Iraqi Free Markets?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Senior Bush administration officials, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, are seriously mulling a plan to…

FlashTraffic: Hillary's hat in the ring?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

A new Zogby poll finds 42 percent of Iowa Democrats want more candidates to jump into next January's caucuses, and Hillary Clinton may come calling. She is on…

FlashTraffic: The Iowa contenders

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), for one, isn't waiting around to see whether Hillary Clinton jumps into the 2004 race. Last month, he unveiled a $700 billion…


Pray for nominalism

By Joel Belz

Deeply held belief in Iraq would mean deep trouble


Fickle nation Although I intend to keep blessing people when they sneeze, I agree that our nation is rather fickle when it comes to God and the use of…

Egalite, fraternite, diversite

By Andrée Seu

Should Andree sue because she will never be a ballerina?

The write stuff

By Marvin Olasky

Three keys to better writing: Emphasize action, description, simplicity


Mighty mice

By Susan Olasky

Culture | Novelist Brian Jacques is captivating a second generation of children with his stark portrayals of good and evil


By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | The Top 5 best-selling CDs according to Billboard magazine's"Heatseekers" chart, April 26, 2003

Chicks fillet

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Unlike rock stars who protested the war, the Dixie Chicks are "walkin' on the fightin' side" of their fans

In the music spotlight: Evanescence

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | Hardly a "heatseeker," Fallen, the Wind-Up Records debut from the Arkansas quartet Evanescence, has sold more than a million copies in its first two months.

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