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Cover Stories


by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Beyond the fight-or-flight reactions to the Alabama Ten Commandments controversy, questions about strategy have gone undebated-here's a start ...

Cover Stories

Separation at birth

by Joe Maxwell

Cover Story | Roy Moore has lived his entire life under a misunderstood-and misapplied-doctrine of law he believes needs to die

In this issue: "Ten Commandments showdown," Aug. 30, 2003


Prince Albert: a triple threat

By John Dawson

National | Just how much better this season is St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols than Barry Bonds? Just 30 points better by way of batting average. That translates to…

Bad news Bears

By John Dawson

National | Memo to Dave Bliss: It's time to tell all. The embattled former Baylor basketball coach still hasn't given much of an explanation why he asked fellow coaches…

Around the horn

By John Dawson

National | Forget trying to analyze the nine-player Golden StateÐDallas trade finalized on Aug. 19. Think of the trade from the perspective of Antawn Jamison, who…

Report card

By Jennifer Marshall

National | The Kindergarten Cop and other candidates in California's gubernatorial recall race were quizzed last week by the California Teachers Association (CTA) as the…

Union un-dues

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Forbes magazine's Peter Brimelow has called teachers unions "the worm in the apple." It takes an early bird to get the better of that worm; teachers who want…

The educated everyman

By Jennifer Marshall

National | The American population today has acquired more formal education than ever before, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The…

Bits and megabytes

By Chris Stamper

National | South Korea plans electronic voting in all elections by 2005. The Korea Herald reported that the plan would begin to phase in next year as part of a…

Back in a flash

By Chris Stamper

National | Hundreds of people march into a bookstore looking for a nonexistent book. Others break into simultaneous applause in a luxury hotel lobby. Another crowd heads…

Point, click, kill

By Chris Stamper

National | Two blockbuster PC games are coming soon-and their creators expect millions to snap them up. They're the latest in the controversial first-person-shooter…

Out with the new, in with the old

By Russ Pulliam

International | This troubled nation needs to return to its past before charting its future



People come to Williamsport to fulfill their dreams. The Rev. Gary Weaver at the wedding last week of Shon Muna and Clarice Briggs on the pitcher's mound of…


By The Editors

buzz from online journals of politics & culture

The weakest link

By Bob Jones

The chain reaction that led to the Northeast blackout seemed to have started in the most regulated link of the system; still, some in Congress seem eager for…

Techie flu

By Chris Stamper

Headline-grabbing computer viruses and their Microsoft-loathing creators should push users to protect themselves


By The Editors

1 terror's new target It was the blast seen 'round the world. As Japanese TV cameras rolled during an Aug. 19 news conference at the UN's headquarters in…

Quick Takes

Choosy mothers choose suitors Many parents lament their daughters' taste in men, but Donna Wood of Southbridge, Mass., is doing something about it. Prompted…


Code of silence

By Joel Belz

Why won't the IRS answer a basic question about tax law?

'Monumentally patronizing'

A response to a New York Times column about evangelicals

Harley's high honor

By Marvin Olasky

Students pick Sorensen column as worst of the year


Already apostate In "Go forth and sin" (Aug. 2), you connected the current pro-homosexuality movement in some denominations to their decades-old practice of…


Under London

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Dirty Pretty Things (rated R for sexual content, disturbing images, and bad language) is a gritty thriller set among struggling immigrants in London. Chiwetel…

Range rovers

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | August is a month for counter-programming, as studios often dump off their duds as the blockbuster season winds down. But the thinning release schedule also…

Why we are fat

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | As with other legitimate desires, Americans have lost sight of the purpose behind the appetite for food

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