Table of Contents

Cover Stories

FLIGHT AND FIGHT

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | If you can't beat 'em, flee 'em? That seems to be the strategy of Texas Democrats holed up in neighboring New Mexico. They want to escape majority Republicans…

Cover Stories

Colorful Davis challengers are not just shades of gray

by The Editors

Cover Story Sidebar | First came the drama: the seemingly impossible task of collecting enough signatures to force a recall vote against California Gov. Gray Davis. Now comes the…

In this issue: "Capitol stampede in Texas," Aug. 9, 2003

Features

Red (face) alert

By Bob Jones

National | Despite a long-running no-terror streak, the federal security agencies reeled from a week of bad publicity

SAUDICIDE

By Mindy Belz

International | Under pressure from the White House, a congressional report on terrorism omits the House of Saud's close ties to the militant Wahhabis who now threaten even…

TO BECOME A BETTER MAN

By The Editors

National | Embarrassed by reports of his gambling habit, BILL BENNETT breaks a three-month public silence. In an exclusive print-media interview, he speaks in-depth…

Coyote hunting

By Lynn Vincent

International | As Congress considers legislation to deal with undocumented workers, border-patrol agents fight smugglers who risk the lives of their human cargo

Dispatches

Quicktakes

By The Editors

Quicktakes

In Brief: When better isn't good enough

By John Dawson

Even with the retirement of David Robinson, the defending champion San Antonio Spurs should be better next year.

In Brief: Too Close for Comfort

By John Dawson

Not satisfied? Neither are these guys.

In Brief: Around the horn

By John Dawson

Even if the NCAA changes its rules about conference championship games, the Big Ten will stay just the way it is.

In Brief: Bits and megabytes

By The Editors

A new PDA called the iQue 3600 can help wandering drivers find their way home.

In Brief: Hanging up landlines

By The Editors

An Internet startup called Vonage wants to replace your local phone company.

In Brief: Vote fraud 2.0

By The Editors

Some say electronic voting can prevent another hanging-chad catastrophe.

In Brief: Lawrence aftershocks

By Thomas Jipping

The gay advocacy legal-defense group that won the landmark sodomy case on the last day of the Supreme Court term this summer is working to consolidate and…

In Brief: And the delay goes on

By Thomas Jipping

With no Supreme Court vacancy this year, senators are continuing the battle over the president's other federal-court appointments.

In Brief: Legal briefs

By Thomas Jipping

The federal court system continues to wrestle with the Ten Commandments.

In Brief: Far from Rome

By Edward E. Plowman

When will most politicians who are Roman Catholics start voting like true Catholics?

In Brief: Golan depths?

By Edward E. Plowman

So much for the so-called James box. Maybe.

Mailbag

By The Editors

Mail From Readers

Top-Story

By The Editors

The Top 5 Stories

Blogwatch

By The Editors

Buzz From Online Journlas of Politics & Culture

Quatables

By The Editors

Quotes

Seminary & State

By Edward E. Plowman

A Texas appeals-court panel ruled on July 24 that Tyndale Theological Seminary & Biblical Institute in Fort Worth must pay a fine of $173,000 for issuing…

Columnists

One-way Traffic

By Joel Belz

16 Reasons Why Organizational Drift is Almost Always in the Same Direction

Quantum faith

By Janie B. Cheaney

We can only think from point to point, but God fills the spaces

Pre-emptive surrender

By Marvin Olasky

Why don't some Christians stand up for the One they purport to believe in?

Culture

Spotlight

By The Editors

Culture | The Beach Boys

Horse Power

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Seabiscuit is a four-star story, but it's presented in a three-star film

Bestsellers

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 best-selling CDs according to the Aug. 2 issue of Billboard Magazine

Nuclear fission

By The Editors

Culture | In its experiments on the nuclear family, the West is jeopardizing the bricks on which societies are built

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