Table of Contents

Cover Story

ROBED RULERS

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | The Supreme Court waited for the last moment before summer adjournment to issue its most controversial cultural and political decisions. It struck down a…

In this issue: "Supreme warning," July 5, 2003

Features

Games networks play

By Chris Stamper

National | Will red-blooded American males watch a cable channel dedicated to video games?

What a waste

By Chris Stamper

National | America Online created a furor with a program available to the public only for a few hours.

GOOFING OFF

By Chris Stamper

National | IRS employees are goofing off online

Report card

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Fourth-graders made progress, but eighth-graders plateaued and 12th-graders lost ground in reading

Subsidized radicals

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Taxpayers are subsidizing anti-Americanism on university campuses

Testy establishment

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Education reformers are increasingly critical of the current teacher-certification system

Digital dominance

By Chris Stamper

National | If your VCR is gathering dust, it's not the only one.

ER=Emergency relief

By Mindy Belz

International | The embattled Franklin Graham sends aid to Iraq despite a welter of hand-wringing over what it will do to Muslim-Christian relations

Dispatches

Tango with the trendy

By Marvin Olasky

Books and magazines should reject being "slaves to the Next"

The battle to come

By Cal Thomas

It's not so much a fight over a nominee, but a war of worldview

Top Story

By The Editors

THE TOP 5 STORIES OF THE WEEK

Quick Takes

A thin blue blur A Swedish police officer who assaulted a mo-ped driver he had hit with his car-and handcuffed a man suffering from a stroke-is not guilty of…

Quotables

By The Editors

Quotes

Reviews

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

By The Editors

Culture | Harry Potter used to dominate the New York Times bestseller list

'Just the way it was'

By Joe Maxwell

Culture | Historical novelist JEFF SHAARA speaks with WORLD about bringing history alive-by portraying characters as they were, rather than running them through a…

Ghostwriters in the machine

By Edward E. Plowman

Culture | Ten years ago, WORLD senior writer Edward E. Plowman shook up Christian publishers with a cover article on ethics and ghostwriting in that industry. His…

Novel ideas

By Lynn Vincent

Culture | Christian publishers expand definition of worthy fiction

BESTSELLERS

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 best-selling hardback novels as measured by placement on four leading lists as of June 22

BESTSELLERS

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 best-sellingalbums for the week ending June 14, according to Billboard magazine

Western Culture's Top 50 Books

By Gene Edward Veith

Books | Give yourself an education by checking out these books

Chips off the old block

By Russ Pulliam

Culture | Clair BeeĆ„s legacy survives intact, and the updated sports-fiction series has a more evident Christian emphasis

Right angles

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | With multiple varieties of conservatism, the right exhibits far more cultural diversity than does the left

Voices

Mailbag

flagrant behavior The flagrant behavior of the Senate Democrats does not surprise me. What does is the inconsequential response of the Republican leadership-a…

God is not boring

By John Piper

His creation rings with wonders that those with imagination present

East of Jerusalem

By Marvin Olasky

The beginning of a non-Western-culture reading list

The 51st book

By Joel Belz

I wouldn't subtract from our Top 50 list, so I'll invoke publisher's privilege

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