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Cover Story

Unmasked men

Unmasked men

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Leaked Iraqi intelligence documents connect Saddam Hussein to prominent terror leaders, including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden. Only question is,

In this issue: "Terrorism: Unmasked men," Oct. 16, 2004

Features

Tuneful truths

Tuneful truths

By Dean Abbott

Interview | Acclaimed musician Pierce Pettis on modest sales, honest lyrics, and reminding people of "things we already know"

Special deliveries

Special deliveries

By Lynn Vincent

Religion | Churches are coming up with creative ways to meet struggling people's physical needs-and opening doors to address their even deeper spiritual needs

Last of the small spenders?

Last of the small spenders?

By John Dawson

Politics | Tom Coburn's commitment to old-fashioned fiscal conservatism is a hard sell against his pork-barrel challenger-even in conservative Oklahoma

How the West will be won

How the West will be won

By Bob Jones

Politics | In a tight presidential race, get-out-the-vote strategies are key to holding GOP territory, and margins could turn on minority voters and local races. First…

Dispatches

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"The whole counterculture was one big scarecrow wearing dead leaves." Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan on how he did not identify with the 1960s protest movement…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Hourly 'husband' Falling marriage rates may be a severe social problem in Scandinavia, but for Petteri Ikonen of Helsinki, Finland, they are also a business…

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Reviews

Shark Tale

Shark Tale

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Dreamworks' animated film offers a few funny jokes and some impressive computer animation but is steadfastly middle-of-the-road

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This romantic comedy is at times both pleasant and repellant

Lost

Lost

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | One of the season's biggest hits is scary, absorbing and thought-provoking

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The top five bestselling hardback nonfiction books as of Oct. 4

Notebook

Dolphin flip

By John Dawson

Sports | Faced with repaying the Dolphins $8.6 million, Ricky Williams appears ready to return to Miami

Bumpy ride

Bumpy ride

By Dan Perkins

Business | Pilots at U.S. Airways are balking at the huge paycut management says is needed

Voices

Spiritual windsurfer

Spiritual windsurfer

By Marvin Olasky

Why John Kerry is losing to George W. Bush among Catholics

Alien and stranger

Alien and stranger

By James B. Teela

The world's reaction to President Bush's faith is hostile, disdainful-and what the Bible says to expect

Orwellian noises

Orwellian noises

By Gene Edward Veith

Why mindless talking points dominate the national political debate

Rough draft

By Joel Belz

Military conscription would now have to include women, which is why it won't happen

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

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