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Cover Story

ABUSE OF POWER

ABUSE OF POWER

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | After flagrant abuse by Saddam and gross mismanagement by the UN, Iraq's Oil for Food program is spawning another cliche: a nine-headed monster of an…

In this issue: "UN's abuse of power," July 24, 2004

Features

Ploys for tots

Ploys for tots

By Lynn Vincent

National | Activists in several states are using questionable research to push for voluntary -- and, some fear, eventually mandatory -- tax-funded preschool for all…

Haste makes waste

Haste makes waste

By Priya Abraham

News | Despite his record $15 billion initiative to fight the global spread of HIV, President Bush is pilloried at the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok.

On the record

On the record

By Bob Jones

News | Amendment backers failed to muster the votes even to have a vote

Boston blackout

By Bob Jones

News | Increasingly made-for-TV party conventions are receiving less coverage

Dispatches

Mailbag

By The Editors

A servant leader My daughter's godfather died on June 5. Although she is only 35 years old, I am confident that Reagan will learn to appreciate whose name she…

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Oil for food probe Corruption is one thing but murder is another, and Iraqi leaders increasingly believe that insurgents are bankrolling terrorism with…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

One for the ages Some music recitals may seem to last forever, but they have nothing on an ongoing organ performance at an abandoned church in Halberstadt,

Quotables

By The Editors

"$1,047,938." The average selling price of an apartment in Manhattan during the second quarter of 2004, according to a report last week by Miller Samuel, Inc.

Moore or less

Moore or less

By John Dawson

A handful of conservatives are working to discredit Michael Moore's films and books, and some are finding the hobby fulfilling -- and lucrative

Notebook

Sports

Sports

By John Dawson

Sports | Lance Armstrong, winner of five consecutive Tour de France races, criticizes teammate for decision

Business

Business

By Dan Perkins

Technology | Retailers reported the first lackluster sales of the year in June, as many department stores fell far short of expectations

Technology

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Should Internet companies be able to spy on their subscribers?

Columnists

Insourcing

Insourcing

By Joel Belz

Bringing back that lovin' feeling: WORLD's three-year experiment outsourcing customer service has come to an end

Black & right

Black & right

By Gene Edward Veith

Although politically liberal, black Americans are almost uniformly opposed to homosexual marriage

Postcards from the past

Postcards from the past

By Janie B. Cheaney

The war on terror isn't America's first launch into the great unknown

Clash course?

By Marvin Olasky

Thinking long-term about Christian-Muslim relations

Culture

The Clearing: Clearing the air

The Clearing: Clearing the air

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | The Clearing (rated R) is an odd little movie that is bound to frustrate many viewers

King Arthur: Ancient Arthur

King Arthur: Ancient Arthur

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The new movie King Arthur (rated PG-13) is about the historical Artorius

Anchorman: Anchors away

Anchorman: Anchors away

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Like so many contemporary comedies, Anchorman (rated PG-13) contains enough crude humor to keep it far from the "recommended" list

Bestselling books

Bestselling books

By Susan Olasky

Culture | The top five best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of July 12

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