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Cover Story

Bravo Company's story

Bravo Company's story

by Sherrlyn Borkgren

Cover Story | Rooting out bad guys, turning on the lights, pushing paper, turning away wrath-it's all in a (last) day's work in war. And in Iraq, any day could be the last

In this issue: "Iraq: Bravo Company's story," Aug. 21, 2004

Features

'Carpetbagger' vs. 'slaveholder'

'Carpetbagger' vs. 'slaveholder'

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | Epithets open the nation's first all-black Senate contest

Minority report

Minority report

By Bob Jones

The GOP will likely have to go at least two more years without a single black member of ­Congress

Summer offensive

Summer offensive

By Bob Jones

Ad Watch | Attack ad by independent ­veterans group nails Kerry but could leave shrapnel in Bush reelection bid, too

Protest too much?

Protest too much?

By Priya Abraham

Terrorism | Muslim groups in Britain circle wagons after recent arrests

Twilight struggle

Twilight struggle

By Susan Olasky

Interview | How will Christianity respond to a world in which atheism is in retreat but Islam is on the rise? Historian and theologian Alister McGrath discusses the…

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

CIA President George W. Bush named Porter Goss, Florida Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence ­Committee, to head the CIA, replacing longtime…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Citizen's self-arrest Vernon, Vt., Police Chief Ian McCollin has pulled over many drunk drivers, but Bryan Condo was the first alleged drunk driver to pull…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"It was wrong, it was foolish, it was inexcusable." New Jersey Democratic Gov. James E. McGreevey announcing his resignation last week after acknowledging…

Notebook

Archive for the ages

Archive for the ages

By Chris Stamper

Technology | The National Archives is planning a super-powered storage system to preserve government documents indefinitely

Rivers dance

Rivers dance

By John Dawson

Sports | The NFL's holdout problems could be avoided if the league adopted the NBA's rules for rookie salaries

Lower education

Lower education

By Dan Perkins

Business | Demand for the traditional, two-year MBA program is slumping

Columnists

Ryan's hope

Ryan's hope

By Joel Belz

A reform proposal in Congress may be the only way to keep Social Security solvent for our children

Friendly ­confines

Friendly ­confines

By Gene Edward Veith

Shows that are family friendly are not always biblically friendly

Missouri no-compromise

By Janie B. Cheaney

A victory for traditional marriage may be both a bellwether and a firebell

Partial pivot

Partial pivot

By Marvin Olasky

Every election seems crucial at the time, but the stakes really are higher than usual this year

Mailbag

By The Editors

Calling it With the First Amendment twisted into "separation of church and state," pornography's foul stench protected as "freedom of speech," and sodomy…

Culture

Collateral

Collateral

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Collateral is a film about men with guns that not unexpectedly wants to trade in philosophy as well

Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | A hit at last year's Sundance Film Festival, this is one of the oddest, goofiest movies to hit theaters in quite some time

Best-selling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The top five best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of Aug. 9

Doc

Doc

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Pax TV original series is a slice-of-life drama, focusing on ordinary problems and relationships

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