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Cover Story

Beyond the nightly news

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | COVER STORY: 20 questions (and answers) that could cause you to see the Iraq war effort and occupation differently than if you relied on big network coverage

In this issue: "Beyond the nightly news," Oct. 11, 2003


Off-season blues

By John Dawson

National | At least a handful of teams played the "what-if" game during the first round of Major League Baseball's playoffs, which-for the most part-ended over the…

California dreaming?

By Chris Stamper

National | CAN NEW LAWS KEEP SPAMMERS from driving people nuts with junk mail? California will find out next year, when strict penalties for unsolicited ads take effect.

Damage control

By Chris Stamper

National | CALL IT HONOR among thieves. Several operators of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, made notorious by millions of online music pirates, announced an ethics code-of…

Bits & Megabytes

By Chris Stamper

National | The heavily hyped Segway scooters hit a speed bump. Every unit sold-all 6,000 of them-was recalled after three people were injured. Apparently, the futuristic…

Alpha outreach

By Edward E. Plowman

International | EVANGELICALS ARE POISED TO take over the Church of England. That's the bottom line in British religion researcher Peter Brierley's annual Religious Trends…

Repeat performances

By Edward E. Plowman

National | REV. ALVIN O. JACKSON IS FACING THE MUSIC again. He is pastor of National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C., and holds the top elected post of…

Skipping stones

By Edward E. Plowman

National | REMEMBER AMINA LAWAL, THE 31-year-old single mother in Nigeria who last year was sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery charge? An Islamic Court in…

Just right

By John Dawson

National | Sometimes sports franchise owners seem like Goldilocks when trying to find the right coach for their team. The New York Mets decided flamboyant manager Bobby…

Around the horn

By John Dawson

National | While watching Marc Bulger play well in his stead, one-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Kurt Warner admits he's been thinking about moving on from the Rams…

Rubber-stamping Islamic chaplains?

By Edward E. Plowman

National | CHAPLAINCY: A suspicious and tangled trail of schools and accrediting agencies surrounds the case of James Yee-detained on suspicion of espionage-but the…

American Muslim Council founder arrested at airport

By The Editors

National | The American Muslim Council's founder, Abudurahman Alamoudi, is a naturalized and politically well-connected U.S. citizen who came to the United States from…

Beneath the radar

By Marvin Olasky

National | WASHINGTON: As the press focuses elsewhere, President Bush's faith-based initiative is quietly gaining momentum

Squeezing Lemon

By Bob Jones

National | TEN COMMANDMENTS: A three-decades-old high court ruling-Lemon vs. Kurtzman-used to guide lower courts on permissible religious expression in the public square…

truth on terror

By Priya Abraham

National | WASHINGTON: Middle East scholar and new Institute for Peace director Daniel Pipes stirs controversy by pointing out terrorism's militant Islamic roots


Quick Takes

'Ingrained' no more Don't tell Italians that they can't legislate morality. Long known as having Europe's worst highway-safety records, Italy reduced its road…


This barbaric procedure will finally come to an end. U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) after the House last week voted 281-142 to ban partial-birth…


By The Editors

Making enemies into friends Denizens of the blogosphere have long been trying to answer 20 and more questions on Iraq. Steven Den Beste, known for lengthy,

The Plame game

WASHINGTON: Veteran journalist explains the swirling White House/CIA "leak" scandal spawned by one of his columns


Something to scream about

By Joel Belz

Evangelicals and conservatives show unusual unity

'Build your own theology'

By Andrée Seu

A look at what happens when a church drifts away from God's love

An idea, not an ethnicity

By Marvin Olasky

Rejoicing in the hundreds of millions of children of Abraham


Both/and Regarding the Pryor vs. Moore debate ("Political suicide?" Sept. 13): It isn't either/or, but both/and. Justice Moore is concerned about judicial…


Better get used to it

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Critics of new films about Christ are really objecting to the Bible

Proud defender of the American 'waterfront'

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | MAN KNOWS NOT HIS TIME: Farewell toex-communist-turned-patriot Elia Kazan-and to other notables who passed away

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