Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Bounce or dribble?

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | With polls giving John Kerry the edge in Florida and other crucial states, the GOP needs a big convention bounce next week. The economy and homeland security…

Cover Stories

Questions of character

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | The unraveling of a presidential campaign? Or the destruction of the last obstacle to politically successful lying? Last week the key election story changed…

In this issue: "2004 Election: GOP's encore," Aug. 28, 2004

Features

Protesting protests

Protesting protests

By Jess Mission

Street Theater | Right-wing entrepreneurs work to beat the left at their own game-and are turning it into a profitable business

Referendum romp

Referendum romp

By Priya Abraham

Venezuela | Strongman president survives a recall but puts no rifts to rest

More like a bombing than like a hurricane

More like a bombing than like a hurricane

By Lynn Vincent

Hurricane Charley | Digging out of the wreckage of the storm, victims face fear, suffering-and silver linings

Frontier evangelism

Frontier evangelism

By Marvin Olasky

Religion | Turkey's geopolitical desires propel a fledgling church work poised in the middle of a resurgent war on terror

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"It's surprising to see this kind of attitude after what we went through." Ryan Jacob, portfolio manager of the Jacob Internet Fund, on predictions that…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

The criminal mind Like many busy people, John Sarver of suburban Kansas City kept a to-do list. Unlike most people, his included the entry "rob bank." Police…

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

MILITARY President Bush told Cincinnati veterans the military is fighting 21st-century wars with 20th-century lineups, and announced a comprehensive…

Reviews

Best-selling CDs

Notable CDs | The top five "HEATSEEKER" CDs according to Billboard magazine, Aug. 14

The Princess Diaries 2

The Princess Diaries 2

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The understandable appeal of the sequel to the 2001 hit doesn't give it a pass on some serious faults

Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Original series on PAX-TV network has something for the whole family

Garden State

Garden State

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The film speaks with the power of general revelation but doesn't go far enough to be truly profound

Notebook

Fed up?

By Dan Perkins

Business | Every release of economic data over the next two months will elicit two very different responses

Scream team

By John Dawson

Sports | The Dream Team is a marketer's dream, but a coach's nightmare

Out with the old

By Chris Stamper

Technology | The PC is undergoing a major revolution that ordinary users may not suspect

Voices

Mailbag

Insider rules One of the most annoying aspects of the Berger case is the hand-wringing over the political fallout. Does nobody care that Mr. Berger performed…

Choice cut

By Marvin Olasky

Party differences give voters options-but can also limit them

Missing the point

Missing the point

By Joel Belz

In the debate over news media bias, liberalism vs. conservatism cannot capture it; the debate is really over the nature of truth itself

Called out

By Gene Edward Veith

The failure of a television program shows the importance of the biblical doctrine of vocation

Nothing more than feelings?

Nothing more than feelings?

By Andrée Seu

Feelings are fickle and fleeting, but Covenant is faithful and lasting

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