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Cover Stories


by Bob Jones

Cover Story | One war may be over, but 600 miles from Baghdad, accords end in discord, roadmaps to peace lead nowhere fast, and Israel perches as ever atop 12,000 square…

Cover Stories

Voices of the voiceless

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Israeli Tourism Minister Benny Elon, visiting the United States a week prior to the bombings, lobbied members of Congress and Christian leaders to oppose the…

In this issue: "Middle East: No easy answers," May 31, 2003


Northwest passage

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Some state constitutions may become unconstitutional next year.

Congo crisis

By Priya Abraham

International | About 20,000 Congolese refugees from the country's eastern Ituri region this month fled across the Ugandan border

Lights, cameras, class action

By Chris Stamper

National | As in comedy, timing is everything in the world of traffic violations.

What's good for golf...

By John Dawson

National | Outspoken golfer Vijay Singh didn't play in the Colonial golf tournament and he said it was because of a woman.

Ping-Pong playback

By John Dawson

National | The NBA was scheduled to hold its draft lottery on May 22, but the results may not matter.

Miami vice?

By John Dawson

National | With fading hopes of keeping his conference intact, Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese sounded more and more like Howard Beale.

Around the horn

By John Dawson

National | Shame on Eduardo Najera for his inaccuracy. The Dallas Mavericks forward misfired on the team's first free throw in Game One of the Western Conference Finals…

Hidden treasure

By Greg Dabel

International | Corruption mars an experiment in democracy, but Nicaraguans vow to clean up their own house


Flashtraffic: Bush to visit troops in Middle East?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Washington is rife with speculation that President Bush may soon visit U.S. troops and key allies in the Middle East.

Flashtraffic: Fleischer's departure

By Joel C. Rosenberg

The president's world tour will be Ari Fleischer's last White House adventure.

Flashtraffic: Bush's world tour

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Fire up Air Force One. President Bush begins a world tour on May 30.

Faring well

By Marvin Olasky

Evidence continues to mount that welfare reform works-in good economic times and bad

Is it enough?

By John Dawson

Bush touted tax relief as a way out of the economic slump; whether his split-the-difference plan works could be the difference between a second term and early…


By The Editors

1 un plugged Workers at the UN Office of the Iraq Program could be receiving pink slips after the Security Council voted on May 22 to end almost 13 years of…


The idea of screaming at God was scary. That was part of the reason I was attracted to it. Actor Jim Carrey on portraying a man (in the movie Bruce Almighty)

Quick Takes

Mother's day in court Bill Green of the British Isle of Wight apparently didn't honor his mother and as a result his days may not be long on his land. Mr.


Print presumptions

By Joel Belz

We tend to trust what we see in black and white


The upside Good things have come out of the war with Iraq: God's name has been glorified; some portion of the evil in this world has been eradicated; the…

Pinning down water

By Andrée Seu

An interview about truth evaporates

All the right moves

By Marvin Olasky

An Opryland chess tournament brings good news about America's kids



By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 best-selling nonfiction hardbacks as measured by four leading lists as of May 19

Program downgrade

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Matrix Reloaded lacks the beautiful sparseness of its precursor

Peddling poppycock

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Why should editors be surprised at made-up stories when they hire writers who reject objective truth?

In the book spotlight: Conservative publishing houses

By The Editors

Culture | Last month two big New York publishing houses announced they were starting new imprints to offer 15 conservative titles a year.

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