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Cover Story


by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | News from the Korean peninsula is almost uniformly bad-and perhaps connected. Some Korea watchers worry that South Korea's "sunshine policy" has served to…

In this issue: "Nuclear threat in Korea," Aug. 16, 2003


'Formally heretical'

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Election of the first openly gay bishop crosses "a major line" and leads the Episcopal Church into a "profound pastoral crisis" that likely will lead to a…

From therapy to history

By Edward E. Plowman

National | V. Gene Robinson was raised in a Disciples of Christ family and church in Kentucky but switched to the Episcopal Church (ECUSA) while in college. Looking back…

Satellite squabble

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Needed: a Solomon to settle a lawsuit involving two Christian TV networks and two satellite TV providers. It all began in 1996 when Florida-based Sky Angel, a…

AG speaks to the AG

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Delegates to the 50th biennial Assemblies of God general council assembled this month in Washington, D.C., and approved a resolution that gives AG ministers…

Net escape

By Chris Stamper

National | As the Internet grows, so does the Sneakernet. That's the realm of portable storage, where users physically pass files from computer to computer and from home…

Digital and disposable

By Chris Stamper

National | Imagine a throwaway digital camera as cheap as its 35mm cousins. The technology is inexpensive enough that one company now sells a disposable digital camera…

Bits and megabytes

By Chris Stamper

National | McDonald's next generation of employees may be robots. The fast-food powerhouse is considering automated grill and french-fry systems that reduce labor costs…

Legal briefs

By Thomas Jipping

National | Victim privacy suffered a setback in a ruling that a witness who testified in a child-molestation trial has no right under state law to sue the news media for…

If at first you're succeeded

By Thomas Jipping

National | Unhappy with the will of 1.3 million voters whose signatures forced his name onto an Oct. 7 recall ballot, California Gov. Gray Davis and his supporters have…

Southern discomfort

By Bob Jones

National | South Carolina incumbent's decision not to seek reelection may be just the beginning of the Democrats' woes in the South

Labor pains

By Bob Jones

National | Most Democrats courted the AFL-CIO, but a few distanced themselves from the protectionist agenda

On vacation-as usual

By Thomas Jipping

National | Congress is doing no work this month, owing to summer recess, but where the Senate and judicial nominations are concerned, "no work" is merely business as…


Defying the 'almighty court'

By Joe Maxwell

Unmoved by the threat of fines, Alabama's chief justice is ready to take his feud with a federal court judge over the Ten Commandments to the U.S. Supreme…

It still doesn't pay

By Timothy Lamer

Those who think Kobe Bryant and the NBA are better off with a bad reputation aren't dealing with reality


By The Editors

1 continuing the hunt U.S. search teams found dozens of advanced fighter jets buried beneath the sands near an Iraqi airfield west of Baghdad. The trove…

Quick Takes

Don't drink the water Ron Kazel of Cape Coral, Fla., says he is "livid," and it's easy to understand why. He learned late last month that utility workers in…


It's an attention grabber. Ottawa County (Mich.) official Mark Knudsen on a county brochure for potential residents that includes a scratch-and-sniff section…


By The Editors

buzz from online journals of politics & culture


Unlikely as uphill erosion

By Joel Belz

Organizational drift (con't.): 16 more reasons for the one-way flow

Walking in places

By Marvin Olasky

Treadmill books that take readers around the world-and the universe

Playing with words

By Andrée Seu

We writers don't know nearly as much as we let on


Christian Christ-killers

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Critics of Mel Gibson's passion play don't realize that the crucifixion of Christ was a good thing

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