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Cover Story


Cover Story | Long before Ronald Reagan was leading crusades against Soviet communism and American abortion, he was a boy in Illinois discovering a spiritual "inheritance"

In this issue: "Reagan: Providential president," Feb. 7, 2004



By Chris Stamper

National | How to can spam Bill Gates is promising a spam-free world by 2006. The Microsoft founder admitted in a talk last month to the World Economic Forum in…


By John Dawson

National | All quiet on the Eastern front If what New Jersey Nets coach Byron Scott said to official Luis Grillo was bad enough to warrant an immediate ejection late in…


By Dan Perkins

National | Credit due Before the holidays the Federal Reserve reported that American consumer debt reached a record level of $1.98 trillion, or $18,700 per U.S.

Opportunity knocks

By Bob Jones

National | MARS MISSION: With Spirit stranded, the high-risk, high-reward mission is now in the robotic hands of a second rover, Opportunity. Can it win over…

Crucial Tuesday: Soon it'll be win or withdraw

By Bob Jones

National | PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS: With party primaries coming fast and furious, and with an undisputed front-runner in John Kerry, the election results will soon be…


By Mindy Belz

International | IRAQ: In the scandal over missing weapons of mass destruction, did George Bush lie?



By The Editors

"She lied over and over." Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Seymour in her opening statement last week in the trial of Martha Stewart. Prosecutors say Ms. Stewart…

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Hill street clues Postal workers in Elkins, W.Va., know their customers, not to mention their town's geography. A bookstore in Bridgeport last month wanted to…

The latest skirmish in the Southern Baptists' war against liberalism

By Edward E. Plowman

Alarmed Baptist leaders around the world are pleading with the Southern Baptist Convention's executives to keep the denomination in the Baptist World…

The buzz

By The Editors

Politics Exit polls from New Hampshire following Sen. John Kerry's convincing victory there last week (story, p. 18) show that the Massachusetts senator…


By The Editors

Code red It is no surprise, regarding abortion safety, to find Oregon second in the "most dangerous states" category ("State of the states," Jan. 10). Here…


France's veil

By Andrée Seu

By banning religious symbols, secularism shows its blindness

A giant leap?

By Joel Belz

Significant growth for WORLD could take four or five years -or maybe just one or two

Reagan: A wonderful life

By Marvin Olasky

The former president's Hollywood lessons helped put him in the history books


Captain of kids' TV

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | MAN KNOWS NOT HIS TIME: Farewell to television's beloved Bob Keeshan-and to other notables who passed away

Stray pastors

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Only half of America's ministers hold to a biblical worldview, but even many who do aren't imparting it to their congregations

Rings on a roll

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Five years after beginning production on his epic interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson and the small army…

Sweet-tempered sleuth

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | When Tony Shaloub won the Emmy for playing the title character in Monk, he told a reporter that he was surprised to win for best actor in a comedy. "I thought…

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