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Cover Stories

Sons & daughters

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Americans who died in Iraq are heroic symbols of sacrifice, but they are also real people to those they left behind

Cover Stories

List of soldiers who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom

by The Editors

Cover Story | U.S. Army Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29 Springfield, Va. Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22 Roswell, Ga. Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31 State College, Pa. Spc. Edward J.

In this issue: "Memorial Day 2003," May 24, 2003

Features

Missouri compromised?

By Edward E. Plowman

National | David Benke is back.

Billy Graham, as always

By Edward E. Plowman

National | At age 84 and in frail health, evangelist Billy Graham still packs them in.

Catching the wave

By Chris Stamper

International | While China worries about SARS, Japan keeps watch for Pana Wave.

Around the horn

By John Dawson

National | In terms of sports business, the $102 million contract Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs awarded to all-everything quarterback Daunte Culpepper may amount…

Durable power

By John Dawson

National | Rafael Palmeiro wasn't born a power hitter. He just developed into one in his early 30s.

Atlantic annexation

By John Dawson

National | Just a week after the ACC's 50th birthday, the league is working through an identity crisis: to expand or not to expand?

Latex lobbyists

By Priya Abraham

International | Will policymakers allow pro-condom groups to subvert President Bush's $15 billion anti-AIDS program?

Asexual reproduction?

By Priya Abraham

International | It could have been a sordid tabloid headline for all the commotion it caused. But the scandalous idea-that dirty health-care equipment, not heterosexual sex,

Dispatches

Flashtraffic: New point man in Iraq

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Rumsfeld's guy is out. Powell's guy is in.

Flashtraffic: Friends at the top

By Joel C. Rosenberg

How close are Vice President Dick Cheney and Mr. Rumsfeld?

Flashtraffic: House tax cut plans

By Joel C. Rosenberg

House Prosperity Caucus want to resist any tax cut less than $550 billion

Flashtraffic: Clinton goes apolitical

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Bill Clinton surprised a Syracuse University audience on Mother's Day.

Shrinking Times

By Marvin Olasky

How serious is the Old Gray Lady about cleaning up her act after the Jayson Blair scandal? The membership of the committee set up to address what went wrong…

No answers

By Edward E. Plowman

Deanna Laney's friends are stunned at what the "wonderful" mother and "devoted wife" allegedly did to her children

TOP NEWS

By The Editors

1 terrorism's homeland Saudi government officials showed a little more candor than usual following the simultaneous terrorist attacks on three foreign…

Quick Takes

'Bawdy bachelorettes' The next feminist frontier appears to be proving that women can be as vulgar as men. USA Today last week reported on a new trend in Las…

Quotables

It's a very unusual experience. Baroness Scotland, a minister in the Lord Chancellor's office in London, on wearing the wig required of officers in British…

Reviews

Bestsellers

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | The Top 5 most-played Triple A albums according to CMJ NMR (College Media Journal New Music Report) Issue #813

The Fox hunt

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Fox News now sets the ratings standard for cable news, but its success goes beyond its conservatism

In the music spotlight: The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (Chess/MCA)

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | In the early 1970s, Chess Records released a series of albums matching electric-blues legends with young, white, and usually British musicians. The best title…

Voices

Prophet or politician?

By Joel Belz

Advocates and those who govern weigh power and principle differently

Good, bad, ugly

By Marvin Olasky

The news, and the reporting of it, appears mixed, as usual

Guilty of greed

By Andrée Seu

We all are, even in pursuits that are perfectly legal

Mailbag

Your assertion that we are regarded as "suspects rather than saviors" because our charity hurts Middle Eastern pride is myopic. We need a serious discussion…

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