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Cover Stories

PUNTING ON THE PLEDGE

PUNTING ON THE PLEDGE

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Liberals discover judicial restraint and join a unanimous Supreme Court in deciding . . . to decide another day . . . on the politically volatile issue of the…

Cover Stories

'Unmistakable hostility'

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Senator: "Some courts, led by the U.S. Supreme Court, have demonstrated a clear and unmistakable hostility toward religious expression in the public square"

In this issue: "One nation under God," June 26, 2004

Features

9/11 panel: Stick to what you know

By Mindy Belz

National | The panel investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks wrapped up its final hearings on June 17 and revealed its findings that al-Qaeda originally planned…

Cartoon Christians

By Andrew Coffin

National | Movie review

An emotional note

By Andrew Coffin

National | Movie review

The least of these

By Lynn Vincent

National | ABORTION: As technology advances fetal viability, will it also advance the case for protecting thousands of unborn babies at earlier gestational ages?

Technology

By Chris Stamper

National | Path tracker A revolution in web marketing is underway, one in which ads are targeted to people based on their surfing habits. Some call it a way to tailor…

Business

By Dan Perkins

National | Share the wealth When Enron collapsed, more than 20,000 participants in the company's 401(k) plan had invested nearly two-thirds of their assets in company…

The summer sport of politics: Veepstakes

By Bob Jones

National | Edwards, runner-up to Kerry in the primaries, emerges as the favorite for VP

One step forward, one step backward

By Mindy Belz

National | IRAQ: Even as violent militants use terror and chaos to impose their will on post-Saddam, post-occupation Iraq, humanitarian workers and Iraqis of goodwill…

Mis-State-ment

By Priya Abraham

National | TERROR: Fixing State Department's messed-up terror report misses the bigger issue

Crude and rude

Crude and rude

By Bob Jones

National | ECONOMY: OPEC pushes down gas prices for the first time in 2004, but other complex factors are at play-and experts predict they'll drive prices back up

The O.J. decade

By Lynn Vincent

National | MEDIA: From the slow-speed chase to nonstop coverage, the O.J. Simpson murder trial was first in a long run of made-for-TV justice

Upright and locked

By Lynn Vincent

National | HOMELAND SECURITY: Air marshals look just like other professional law-enforcement agents, and that's the problem

Sports

By John Dawson

National | Say 'om' Once Phil Jackson was a coach who could do no wrong. What else do you call someone who wins the championship in nine of his 13 years as a head coach?

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

CHURCH/STATE When a unanimous court preserved the Pledge of Allegiance on a technicality, what could have become a landmark decision turned out to have very…

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Fault finder » Former hostage Nobutaka Watanabe has found the people responsible for his abduction-and it's not his former captors in Iraq. Mr. Watanabe, a…

Culture Beat

By Andrew Coffin

Cartoon Christians

Quotables

By The Editors

"A badge of honor." » Former President Bill Clinton, in an interview last week with CBS' 60 Minutes, on how he views his impeachment and his pride in…

Culture Beat

By Gene Edward Veith

Cinderella for guys

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Suffering soldiers » It was indeed a pleasure to read your May 29 cover story ("No greater love"). Besides the nearly 800 servicemen who have died fighting…

Long, twilight struggle

By Marvin Olasky

Although unsatisfying, a tie in a political battle is better than a loss

Ty that binds

By Gene Edward Veith

Remembering an uncle who revealed the wonders of this wide and marvelous world to his nephew

Bad hearing aides

By Joel Belz

It's not that they won't hear the polls; they simply can't

Heavenly free-fall

By Andrée Seu

What would happen if we trusted enough in God to plunge into a certain kind of self-forgetfulness?

Culture

Cinderella for guys

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Review

Best-Selling Books

By The Editors

Books | 1. DaVinci Code Author: Dan Brown Plot: A curator at the Louvre is murdered, but before he dies leaves clues that send his granddaughter (a police…

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