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Cover Story

2004 OLYMPICS

by John Dawson & Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | The Olympic Games that begin Friday, Aug. 13, are a five-ring circus with hundreds of personal sagas about victory's thrills and defeat's agony. Even those…

In this issue: "2004 Olympics Preview," Aug. 14, 2004

Features

Flip turn

By John Dawson

2004 Olympics | At this time four years ago and eight years ago, swimmer Josh Davis was preparing to represent the United States in the Olympics. Now the five-time medalist…

Off track

By John Dawson

2004 Olympics | Complications from knee surgery will keep Army officer and middle-distance runner Clay Schwabe out of this year's Olympics, but he'll try to be the comeback…

Greek fire

Greek fire

By Marvin Olasky

2004 Olympics | The original Olympic Games were grand events with heavy religious significance, but they could not bring peace to fighting Greek city-states

What's happening, and when

By John Dawson

2004 Olympics | From air rifle competitions to the men's 4x400-meter relay, opportunities for medals abound. Following the opening ceremonies on Aug. 13, here's a day-by-day…

Terror's next target in Iraq

Terror's next target in Iraq

By Mindy Belz

Church Attacks | In the first coordinated assault on one of Iraq's most important minorities, Islamist insurgents murder 12 and injure 60 Christians at worship. The success of…

Return fire

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra says the Democrats are trying to destroy President Bush's credibility with their freshly minted anti-war rhetoric

The cost of security

By Mindy Belz

Terror Alert | With threat level orange, big-city commuters may see red

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"Millionaire mopes." Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti's description of the USA men's basketball team after a 17-point loss to underdog Italy last week…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Flipped out Some of the great paintings of the 17th-century Dutch Masters will be on display at a leading South African museum next month-but nobody will be…

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Homeland security Intel gathered from a suspected al-Qaeda computer expert was largely responsible for the increased threat level for three East Coast…

Reviews

Amish in the City

Amish in the City

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Amish in the City exploits a loophole in Amish theology

The Village

The Village

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The Village will disappoint many in the audience

The Manchurian Candidate

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | In The Manchurian Candidate remake, American corporations are the villains

Best-selling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The top five most-played radio CDs according to CMJ, Issue 875

Notebook

Religious differences

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | UCLA researchers surveyed 3,680 college juniors and found that about one-fifth were "highly religious" while another fifth ranked very low on religious…

Frozen out

Frozen out

By Chris Stamper

Technology | An emerging privacy option called the security freeze gives people a tool to keep identity thieves away from their credit histories

Voices

Life support

Life support

By Joel Belz

Our sick health insurance system has to change-and one option actually looks promising

Judging the Judgment

Judging the Judgment

By Gene Edward Veith

A critic of Christian doctrine confuses religion with ethnicity

The problem of good

The problem of good

By Andrée Seu

The existence of evil is not all that requires some explanation

Good sports

Good sports

By Marvin Olasky

At their best, athletics teach a priceless lesson about self-control

Mailbag

Christian utopia? I attended a Constitution Party function some months ago at which both Michael Peroutka and Judge Roy Moore spoke ("Could this man be Bush's…

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