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Cover Story

CONSIDERING THE HEAVENS

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | God created the universe, a fact that gives space exploration profound theological implications. As Americans debate taking another giant leap into space,

In this issue: "Considering the heavens," Jan. 24, 2004

Features

Brotherly hate

By Mindy Belz

International | SUDAN: For Islamists in Khartoum, only Arab Muslims are Muslim enough

Technology

By Chris Stamper

National | Savvy spammers Early reports suggest that the new federal spam law is doing little to deter internet junk mail. Brightmail, a spam filtering company, claims…

Sports

By John Dawson

National | Patriot games TWO NFL PLAYOFF GAMES ON JAN. 10 showed how so often good coaching can make up for a team's weaknesses whereas bad coaching can overshadow even…

Education

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Return to spender States have not touched some $5.8 billion in federal education funds available since 2000, and another $84 million has reverted back to the…

Keeping the faiths

By Gene Edward Veith

National | CAMPAIGN '04: From New Age to ecumenism to Pentecostalism, the Democratic candidates for president have a wide variety of religious beliefs-but they are…

A secretary scorned

By Bob Jones

National | POLITICS: Fired Treasury chief Paul O'Neill fires back with a tell-all book

Border clash

By Bob Jones

National | IMMIGRATION: What President Bush calls a "basic fact" of economics-our need for immigrants -is running up against a basic fact of politics: A broad coalition…

Breaking camp

By Lynn Vincent

National | LAW: The ACLU gains ground in evicting the Boy Scouts from a San Diego park

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

Middle East Istish-haad (heroic martyrdom) was the term used repeatedly on Palestinian radio after Reem Raiyshi, a 22-year-old mother of two, blew herself up…

Platonic proposal?

By Gene Edward Veith

PRESIDENT BUSH IS proposing a "Healthy Marriage Initiative" that will devote $1.5 billion to promote marriage. The money will be used for projects such as…

Quick Takes

Charter miscommunication Timothy Dumouchel doesn't want his MTV, or any other cable channel for that matter. The Wisconsinite is threatening to sue Charter…

Quotables

I always wanted to be the first woman to carry out a martyr attack. Palestinian suicide bomber Reem Raiyshi, a 22-year-old mother of two, in a Hamas video she…

Reviews

Chasing license

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Pop star and actress Mandy Moore won legions of fans with a wholesome image that is at least a cut above the low standard set by the likes of Britney Spears…

Joan's God shows up in prime time

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Joan of Arc was a late-medieval teenager to whom God supposedly spoke, directing her into the conflict between England and France. Joan of Arcadia is a…

Bush league

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Democrats for Bush: All joking aside, does this party have a prayer?

Voices

As others see us

By Joel Belz

It may make our blood boil, but we should try asking foreigners why so many of them hate America

The great Desired

By Janie B. Cheaney

God want us to glorify Him in our marriages, and our own happiness will follow ... eventually

Quiet heroism

By Marvin Olasky

Changing the culture begins at home, and it requires a lot more than grandiose speeches

Mailbag

Bloody Yanks Rather than raise concern over whether homosexuals would be allowed ever to donate blood, why not worry that if the Red Cross takes its standards…

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