Table of Contents

Cover Story

Total recall

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | How grassroots conservatives used the Internet and talk radio in the first successful drive to force a recall vote of a California governor

In this issue: "California's total recall," Aug. 2, 2003


Heading for a split?

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Despite objections by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) accepted the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) into full BWA…

A dust-up down under

By Edward E. Plowman

National | By a large margin, the 267 delegates to the national assembly of the 1.4 million-member Uniting Church of Australia (UCA) July 17 formally approved the…

Getting their fill in Punxsutawney

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Public schools can't bar student religious clubs from meeting during student-activity periods held during the school day, a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S.

HoNDA civics

By Jennifer Marshall

National | What is a school? That's a question legislators have had to ask as home education grows at a rate of up to 15 percent a year. Educating at home is now legal…

Report card

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Despite bipartisan support from local leaders in the nation's capital, a parental-choice proposal for the District of Columbia is running an obstacle course…

Keeping faith

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Whoever pays the piper may call the tune, but does he also get to pick the flute? Democrats who oppose Republicans' proposed reauthorization of Head Start…

Bits and megabytes

By Chris Stamper

National | Federal regulators busted a 17-year-old boy in connection with a so-called Internet "phishing" scam. He's accused of using Internet spam and a phony AOL Web…

Talk to the hand

By Chris Stamper

National | Sony hopes a new microchip that will deliver more power with less battery drain will also give new life to handheld computers. The new Clie models coming next…

Go forth and sin

By Lynn Vincent

National | A growing mainline movement seeks to affirm homosexuality as biblical

Gay issues push Episcopalians to brink of schism

By Edward E. Plowman

National | The most contentious and critical policy-making convention in Episcopal Church history opens this week in Minneapolis. Votes were scheduled on whether to…

Massachusetts hysteria

By Chris Stamper

National | The Justice Department and 19 other states have settled their antitrust cases against Microsoft, yet Massachusetts presses on. Bay State prosecutors want a…



You know he's suffering too, and his whole family is also suffering. Brian Brabazon, stepfather of missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick…


By The Editors

buzz from online journals of politics & culture

Quick Takes

Life in the fast lane A woman trying to keep a sofa in her F-150 pickup truck dry during a July 20 rainstorm wound up causing a 24-car pileup. She wanted to…

Two down

By Mindy Belz

The killing of Saddam's top henchmen could derail the sabotage plan that has claimed U.S. lives


By The Editors

thrown to the wolves "Spun to Death" is how the London Daily Mirror headlined the suicide of British defense expert David Kelly. No truer words were written…


It could be worse

By Joel Belz

The cost of war in Iraq-and how it compares to other dangerous pursuits

Saying hard truths differently

By Andrée Seu

Letter to a young homosexual: compassion for a man who needs the truth

Waiting for the translation

By Marvin Olasky

Religious Americans will not be understood without cross-cultural training


End of an era, or new beginning

By Edward E. Plowman

Culture | Remembering Campus Crusade for Christ founder Bill Bright

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