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Cover Story

sunlight soldier

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | COVER STORY: 9/11 terrorists exploited our open society, started a war, and retreated to the shadows. Now these shadow warriors want to take advantage of…

In this issue: "Terror on trial," Oct. 18, 2003



By Jennifer Marshall

National | CAN A STATE ALLOW TAXPAYERS to direct their tax dollars to scholarship programs instead of to the state? The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that raises…

Safety dance

By Jennifer Marshall

National | WARNING LABELS FOR UNSAFE schools are the subject of controversy after states categorized only 54 schools nationwide as "dangerous." The No Child Left Behind…

Report Card

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Debate over the D.C. voucher bill, which currently hangs in the balance in the U.S. Senate after passing the House, reveals opponents' line of attack on…

Crash protection

By Chris Stamper

National | IBM IS ADDING A VIRTUAL AIRBAG TO ITS LAPTOPS. The tech giant last week unveiled what it calls the world's first automatic hard driveÐprotection technology.

Classic challenge

By Chris Stamper

National | WHEN MICROSOFT'S SPECIAL X-BOX BUNDLE HITS stores this week, it will feature an updated version of a game that is hardly new: Tetris. Nearly two decades after…

Bits & Megabytes

By Chris Stamper

National | Seattle, San Francisco, and other city library systems plan to track their books with microchips instead of the familiar barcodes. The system helps librarians…

Boom to doom

By John Dawson

National | Fortunes in the NFL seem to change as fast as the weather on the Great Plains. Maybe faster when you consider the Buffalo Bills. Once this season the Bills…

Cubs win? So do scalpers

By John Dawson

National | Talk about mania. Breaking a 95-year streak of futility had Cubs fans opening their pocketbooks. Some Cubs fans doled out thousands of dollars for tickets to…

'They will be held accountable'

By Priya Abraham

International | FEATURE: U.S. officials were already souring on Syria before Israel's Oct. 5 attack on the country. Now Syrian ties to terrorism and espionage against the…

Judgment day

By Lynn Vincent

National | CALIFORNIA: Voters toss aside an unpopular Democratic governor, but at what cost? Liberal Republicans are delighted, but conservatives who chose…

Politics by other means

By Bob Jones

National | ELECTIONS: Wary Republican lawyers in California were prepared for recount lawsuits that didn't materialize, but the massive preparation shows how the era of…

A more colorful GOP

By Bob Jones

National | POLITICS: Indian conservative is unusual even by Louisiana standards

Missing the link?

By Lynn Vincent

National | HEALTH: Abortionists do not want to tell women about the likely connection between abortion and breast cancer, but as Breast Cancer Awareness Month arrives,

Around the horn

By John Dawson

National | It's about time for Dennis Rodman to make his way back into the limelight. This time, it might be on the court. The "Worm" hasn't seen any live NBA action…



My conscience got the best of me. Professional bowler Pete Weber on why he will stop using an obscene gesture to taunt opponents. He says parents wrote to…


By The Editors

Liberal standards Josh Chavetz of Oxblog (oxblog.blogspot .com) commented on a poll that measured likely Democratic primary voter response to the names of…

Quick Takes

High-tech Amish It took an act of God to convince the Amish that productivity can be godly. The Knight Ridder news service reports that Amish leaders in…

At last!

By Marvin Olasky

PLAYOFFS: Perennial losers Cubs and Red Sox boost interest and ratings-in part by showing that baseball is 90 percent mental, and the other half physical


Secret weapon

By Joel Belz

Homeschoolers may become to conservative Republicans what labor unions are to Democrats


By our love I also find some of the "stands on principle" of my fellow believers to be counterproductive in reaching the lost ("As others see us," Sept. 20).

In our own likeness

By Janie B. Cheaney

Creative authors still cannot create a different human nature

Withholding applause

By Marvin Olasky

But why shouldn't journalists be able to clap with both hands when they witness new wonders?


Penman for the terrorists

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Edward Said was the Harriet Beecher Stowe of radical Islam's war on the West

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