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Cover Story

BERGER'S SECRET

BERGER'S SECRET

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Turns out the surprise revelations that ex-Kerry foreign-policy adviser Sandy Berger mishandled classified documents should come as no surprise: He's done it…

In this issue: "Berger can't keep a secret," July 31, 2004

Features

And the winner is . . .

And the winner is . . .

By Priya Abraham

International | AIDS: Vietnam, with state-funded abortions and a non-epidemic, becomes the surprise choice to receive emergency U.S. AIDS money

Words and deeds

Words and deeds

By Van Kornegay

AIDS | It takes both to break the cycle of AIDS in the southern African nation of Malawi

Improbable cause

By Mindy Belz

Sudan | An unusual alliance is pressuring Sudan to stop the killing in Darfur

Missouri motioning

Missouri motioning

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Conservative Lutherans lose elections and power in the LCMS

Batsmen and hurlers

Batsmen and hurlers

By Gene Edward Veith

National | Dozens of small towns return to the roots of the national pastime

'God is interested in excellence'

By Gene Edward Veith

Music | With the church having largely forgotten the biblical doctrine of vocation, talented Christian musicians are finding support and fellowship elsewhere

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

9/11 report After 20 months of work, the 9/11 commission on July 22 released its much-anticipated, 567-page critique of the intelligence failures that led to…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Beer run Four Hawkins County (Tenn.) Jail inmates broke out of the prison last week, but they weren't trying to get away; they just wanted some beer. The…

Quotables

"I keep hoping that if I'm annoying enough to them, they won't hire me back." Singer Linda Ronstadt in a media interview prior to a July 17 show at the…

Reviews

Lifeless Robot

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | I, Robot, "suggested" by the stories of Isaac Asimov, has the plot outline but none of the paranoia

Missed target

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Aimed at young girls, its message is mixed at best, occasionally extolling positive virtues, but mostly applying a morality that is convenient for the story…

Best-selling CDs

Notable CDs | The top five best-selling internet albums according to Billboard magazine, July 14

For the sake of argument

For the sake of argument

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | While politics and religion are deemed unsafe topics, sports can be discussed between perfect strangers

Notebook

Technology

Technology

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Cell phones take flight

Sports

Sports

By John Dawson

Sports | Double standard for dopers

Business

Business

By Dan Perkins

Business | Salaries and home prices to rise slowly

Voices

Mailbag

The right symbol We were troubled by the cover photo of the girl placing her left hand over her heart ("One nation under God," June 26). This is just one more…

Breaking the (election) cycle

Breaking the (election) cycle

By Joel Belz

Presidential elections, however important, reflect the culture much more than they change it

Pay to play

Pay to play

By Andrée Seu

A mighty city's culture has fallen so far that corruption seems normal

Not by bread alone

Not by bread alone

By Marvin Olasky

Christians in places like Sudan and Nigeria need more than relief

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