Table of Contents

Cover Story

Condi the hawk

Condi the hawk

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | The president's second-term foreign policy team defies Euro-babbling caricatures and Foggy Bottom naysayers

In this issue: "Rice: Starboard at State," Dec. 4, 2004

Features

Year of the blog

Year of the blog

By Gene Edward Veith & Lynn Vincent

Media | 'Open-source journalism' changes te face of reporting and forces once-buried stories onto the national stage

Bell curve

By John Dawson

Charity | Donations are becoming harder to get and kettle-keepers harder to find for the venerable Salvation Army

As Louisiana goes...

As Louisiana goes...

By Bob Jones

Politics | . . . So go the Democrats' hopes of winning

'Evil teachings'

By Priya Abraham

China | Religion gets a new name, as the government orders Marxist revival

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Death wish A Hindu seer almost incited a riot by failing to die on Nov. 17. The AFP news service reports that the chief cleric of Sriguru Ashram in eastern…

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

WASHINGTON Fresh off a 20-point reelection victory, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) promised some hard questions in the confirmation hearings of Secretary of…

License not to kill

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | New spending measure hailed as "a monumental victory in the fight for life"

Notebook

Troubling trend

Troubling trend

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Church growth stalls among Southern Baptist churches

Basket-brawl

Basket-brawl

By John Dawson

Sports | NBA Commissioner David Stern takes strong action to curb future fighting

Culture

National Treasure

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The idea that historic sites and artifacts hold clues to a treasure trove holds a guilty-pleasure appeal

Christmas with the Kranks

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Most moviegoers will sit stone-faced through 80 percent of this disaster

Noteworthy CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy independent-released CDs

Luther

By Gene Edward Veith

Video | Most notable in this vivid re-creation of Reformation history is the high-powered cast

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Perseverance of the Jets

Perseverance of the Jets

By Marvin Olasky

Running back Curtis Martin sets records yard by yard

Simple faith

By Andrée Seu

A widowed writer does something highly unusual: She takes God at His Word

Are Americans stupid?

Are Americans stupid?

By Gene Edward Veith

Some liberals think so, but they have their own problems with knowledge

Ownership in education?

Ownership in education?

By Joel Belz

Please give us more than a remodeled schoolhouse

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