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Cover Story


by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | Only in tandem with words can images tell the truth

In this issue: "Iraq: The image war," May 22, 2004


Counterpoint: For the amendment

National | MARRIAGE: Water doesn't run uphill, but members of Congress run for reelection

4 more years

By Edward E. Plowman

National | RELIGION: Once again, evangelicals and other conservatives in the 8.3-million-member United Methodist Church are basking in the uncertain glow of victory


By John Dawson

National | Sports


By Chris Stamper

National | Technology


By Jennifer Marshall

National | Education

POINT: Against the amendment

National | MARRIAGE: Let's work on actually saving marriage, not be content to redefine it

Mass. confusion

By Lynn Vincent

National | MARRIAGE: As Massachusetts prepares to make history by joining homosexual couples, opponents are split over what to do

Plan B for 'Plan B'

By Lynn Vincent

National | HEALTH: Sexual irresponsibility among teens provides a huge market for pharmaceutical firms peddling morning-after pills. For now, the FDA has said no to…



By The Editors


The Buzz

By The Editors

The Buzz

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Quick Takes

Blog watch

By The Editors

Buzz from online journals, including


By The Editors



No preservatives

By Joel Belz

Abu Ghraib is the fruit our culture has spent a generation preparing

Family dollar

By Marvin Olasky

A little entrepreneurial activity can help Christian schools meet their budgets and students learn

Mighty man of valor

By Janie B. Cheaney

The heroic life of Pat Tillman is worthy of ordinate praise


Here's hoping

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Old Europe could learn a lot from the former Soviet satellites now joining the European Union

Commercial success

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Movie Review

Pardon the French

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Movie Review

Friends like these

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | TV Review

Best-Selling CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | The top five best-selling cds according to Billboard magazine, May 8

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