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Cover Story


by Bob Jones

Cover Story | President Bush makes his case for staying the course in Iraq-even as his critics and political opponents successfully begin planting doubts in the minds of…

In this issue: "George W. Bush: Gut check," April 24, 2004



By Chris Stamper

National | The latest on supplements, high blood pressure and more


By John Dawson

National | Philly fans want a winner and Tiger's major slump continues


By Chris Stamper

National | Cracking down on plagiarism, one arcade game that continues to thrive, and more

Rwanda: 10 years after genocide

By The Editors

International | Rwanda is still struggling to recover from the 1994 genocide as it prepares to mark the slaughter's 10th anniversary in a series of ceremonies across the…

Operation enduring presence

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | President Bush says Iraqis will take charge June 30; what he's not saying is how long the United States will have boots on the ground

Painfully unaware

By John Dawson

National | ABORTION TRIAL: Fetal-pain expert testifies on the "excruciating" partial-birth procedure as the government defends its ban against the industry's lawsuit.

Remembering Rwanda

By Priya Abraham

International | AFRICA: Ten years ago, the United Nations failed to act as Hutu extremists killed 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu moderates. The central African country still lives…


The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on abortion, marriage, the economy, Iraq and Rwanda

Not-so-silent Cal

By Russ Pulliam

Cal Thomas began writing his commentaries 20 years ago this month

Quick Takes

Electronic appeal Lee Alaban of Port Macquarie, Australia, used technology to appeal to the conscience of a thief who stole her car last month. Knowing her…


Strong. Real strong. Juan Morin's description of his 6-year-old niece, Ruby Bustamante, who survived for 10 days by eating ramen noodles and drinking Gatorade…

Blog Watch

By The Editors

Buzz from online journals, including


By The Editors



Costs of a cause

By Joel Belz

We're watching our p's and q's in a brutal publishing environment

One-track minds

By Andrée Seu

Abortion lobbyists see everything as an attack on Roe vs. Wade

Mind stretchers

By Marvin Olasky

Books that provide seven good innings on the treadmill


Laws of the land

By Lynn Vincent

Culture | RELIGION: Churches nationwide are going to court over property regulations

Age limits

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Previews make it look a lot like Big, but it is possible to identify some differences between 13 Going on 30 and the 1988 Tom Hanks film.

Sad swans

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The Swan is a reality show that does not stop at taking ordinary people and putting them in the Hollywood spotlight.

Best-selling CDs

By The Editors

Culture | A look at five of the most popular music choices

Brother against Brother

By Lynn Vincent

Culture | RELIGION: A church dispute in Fresno lands in a civil court-and could set a precedent for government meddling in ecclesiastical matters

Colorful fall

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Ancient Romans traded their freedom for a government that would entertain and take care of them. Sound familiar?

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