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Cover Story

TOO LEGIT TO QUIT

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Critics contend the United States is abandoning rule-of-law gains made in the interim Iraqi constitution in favor of a UN-brokered solution that may satisfy a…

In this issue: "Iraq: Present and past," June 12, 2004

Features

Bush pushes faith-based aid initiative

By Andrew Coffin

National | Bush pushes faith-based aid initiative

Conspiracy theories

By Bob Jones

National | AD WATCH: Two new interest-group TV ads deliver shocking images but shaky facts

Forgetting Saddam

By Marvin Olasky

National | MEDIA: Ignoring videotaped evidence of Hussein's brutal torture techniques, U.S. journalists are not allowing Americans to make an informed choice about the…

A lasting legacy?

By Priya Abraham

National | FAITH-BASED INITIATIVE: President touts a signature issue, but without legislation, its future may rise or fall based upon the occupant of the Oval Office

Rare? Rarely

By Lynn Vincent

National | PARTIAL-BIRTH: Buried in a judge's order, an admission that an abortion method excused as rare is becoming commonplace

Very American Idol

By Gene Edward Veith

National | Not too long ago, television was a unifying force in American culture. With only three or four channels to choose from, the whole nation would come together…

'I don't want to go home in a box'

By Bob Jones

International | SAUDI ARABIA: Latest al-Qaeda attack has Westerners and Americans fleeing, oil prices spiking, and people wondering whether the House of Saud is a house of…

Snake eyes

By Marvin Olasky

International | CAMBODIA: Is the religious fascination with serpents in this jungle nation merely a matter of aesthetic custom, or is it something much deeper?

Bush pushes faith-based aid initiative

By Andrew Coffin

National | Bush pushes faith-based aid initiative

Dispatches

Mailbag

By The Editors

Messy freedom Your cover headline is "What a mess" (May 15). True enough. Yet, this picture is one of victory for the cause of freedom. The man in your…

Notebook

Health

By Chris Stamper

Medicine | Border run Federal regulators are showing hints that they will lighten up on gray-market medicine sales from Canada. This follows Health and Human Services…

Business

Business

By Dan Perkins

Business | Pricing power Nearly 60 percent of people surveyed in a recent poll said they expected to drive less this summer because of rising gas prices. But with a…

Technology

Technology

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Unsafe and insecure Wireless networking may be booming, but many households that install the equipment are lax about security. Manufacturers and experts…

Sports

Sports

By John Dawson

Sports | Halo violation Raul Mondesi went from being a Pirate to an Angel in less than a month. And although he doesn't wear an actual halo, the current generation of…

Columnists

Moral minutemen

We can stop same-sex marriage, but only if we force the issue

Keep it simple

Keep it simple

By Marvin Olasky

Let's spend church resources on what really counts

Reshaping memories

Reshaping memories

By Joel Belz

Our confused view of the present provides little hope that we can properly understand the past

In the know

By Andrée Seu

Sexually transmitted diseases are proving to be brutal teachers

Culture

Sects and the city

Sects and the city

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | By ACLU logic, many cities have names that violate the Constitution

"Sexy man of God"

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Raising Helen (PG-13) is about a young woman (Kate Hudson) working in a glamorous model agency who suddenly finds herself with three kids when her sister…

Disaster of a movie

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | MoveOn.org claims that The Day After Tomorrow is "the movie the White House doesn't want you to see." If that's true, perhaps it's simply a matter of good…

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