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Cover Stories


by Thomas Jipping

Cover Story | The war over judges: the soldiers, the terrain, and the enemies

Cover Stories

Pryor commitment

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Anti-Bush senators in Washington continue to block the president's picks for U.S. appeals courts-arguing that the nominees will substitute their "deeply held…

In this issue: "Pryor commitment," Sept. 13, 2003


Making the grade?

National | SPECIAL REPORT: The first year of the No Child Left Behind Act reveals both strengths (accountability for schools) and weaknesses (a lack of private-school…

Going international, with or without the UN

By Mindy Belz

International | IRAQ: Handover of some military control to Poland is equal parts symbolism and substance

LIBERIA: How to survive the peace

By Mindy Belz

International | President Bush promised U.S. troops would head home from Liberia by month's end. Air Force Gen. Charles F. Wald, deputy commander of U.S. European Command,

Comparing apples to apples

By Lynn Vincent

National | SPECIAL REPORT: Everybody knows that teachers are underpaid, right? It turns out that they do quite well when benefits and the number of hours and days worked…

It's all the rage

By Lynn Vincent

National | When environmentalists attack: SUVs, biotech labs are their hottest targets

A rising (four) star?

By Bob Jones

National | POLITICS: Labor Day represents the starting gun of Campaign '04-but a late entrant may shake up the moribund Democratic field

Another worry for Democrats

By Bob Jones

National | Politicans are always hungry to earn the support of "swing voters," and Democrats have a corner on swinging voters-swinging singles, that is. But a new poll…

Brains or Bronson

By Gene Edward Veith

National | MAN KNOWS NOT HIS TIME: Farewell to the rough-hewn movie star who tapped a public frustration with soft-on-crime liberals-and to other notables who passed…

'He's not a martyr'

By Bob Jones

National | DOMESTIC TERRORISM: At Paul Hill's execution, supporters of anti-abortion terrorism hope their hero's death will spark more violence; mainstream pro-lifers,


'Horribly violent'

By Marvin Olasky

INDIA: Beneath the nation's tranquil image lies a savage history of Hindu-inspired violence

Quick Takes

Overkill A Zurich apartment dweller destroyed a wasp nest outside of his apartment with overwhelming force, but the collateral damage was severe. The Reuters…


By The Editors

Nine for nine When Kevin Schmidt ( had his picture taken with Carol Moseley-Braun, he went home having successfully posed with all nine…


Welfare under the palms is a thing of the past." German Health Minister Ulla Schmidt on the government's attempts to plug a legal loophole that allowed a…


Secure or spoiled?

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The generation gap is closing, but that may be partly the result of parents who refuse to say no


Friendly fire

By Joel Belz

The tone Christians take as they debate issues, especially over the next year, is of critical importance

Nouwen improved

By Andrée Seu

I jumped to the conclusion that a renowned Catholic cleric was gay; here's the rest of the story

New York state of mind

By Marvin Olasky

A Navy officer's encounter with The New York Times says a lot about the condition of the old gray lady


I was amazed at the arrogance of suggesting that the "new heaven and new earth" would be more like a move to the right than the left. When Jesus dealt with…

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