Table of Contents

Cover Story

Ever and Annan?

Ever and Annan?

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | For U.S. lawmakers, the secretary-general cannot outlast the UN's multibillion-dollar oil scandal

In this issue: "UN: Kofi's crisis," Dec. 18, 2004

Features

Imperfect game

Imperfect game

By John Dawson

Sports | Leaked grand jury testimony puts baseball's lax steroid policy on trial

Preserving Habitat

Preserving Habitat

By Lynn Vincent

Charity | Millard Fuller forced to leave the house he built

In pursuit of Bridget & Carrie

In pursuit of Bridget & Carrie

By Lauren Winner

Culture | An academic conference on religion offers an unlikely wake-up call

Profiles in compassion

Profiles in compassion

By Marvin Olasky & Barbara J. Elliott

Charity | Most Americans wouldn't have to travel far to find a group that is remembering the poor and helping them change their lives

Conformity on campus

Conformity on campus

By Marvin Olasky

Education | Raucous students and ideologically identical professors set the tone at America's colleges and universities, but some student movements provide hope for…

Dispatches

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Low-speed chase Second place for world's dumbest criminal (see "Dopey call") may go to Steven Coleman of Dover, N.H. Police say Mr. Coleman on Dec. 4 threw…

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Six cabinet members confirmed they will remain, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

Notebook

Jobs machine

Jobs machine

By Dan Perkins

Business | Most economists believe that total employment will continue its upward ascent

Attack ad

Attack ad

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | United Church of Christ produces controversial TV ad

Big Blue yonder

Big Blue yonder

By Chris Stamper

Technology | IBM opts out of the PC business

Voices

Expanded vision

Expanded vision

By Joel Belz

Results can be bigger than expected

Outing a fraud

Outing a fraud

By Gene Edward Veith

Protesters are taking on Kinsey with "subtle, high-brow tactics"

The dance

The dance

By Andrée Seu

An exhilarating encounter with a true counterculture

Hard Times

Hard Times

By Marvin Olasky

A conversation that might be occurring, at a soccer field in New York City

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Culture

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The five bestselling country CDs according to Billboard magazine, Dec. 4

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | While the film is in basic form a sort of thriller, it's mostly concerned with internal consequences

Sideways

Sideways

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Sideways is a well-observed, sometimes subtle comedy-unfortunately it's also a miserable story

House

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | House is another medical show, but its feature character is not caring and sensitive like the doctors on ER

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