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Cover Stories

Blessed are the meek

Blessed are the meek

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | For they (or at least one of them) shall inherit a U.S. Supreme Court seat

Cover Stories

The Harriet Miers file

by The Editors

Cover Story Sidebar | Born: Aug. 10, 1945 in Dallas, the fourth of five children. Education: B.S., Southern Methodist University, math major, 1967. J.D., SMU, 1970, served on law…

In this issue: "Miers doesn't fit the mold," Oct. 15, 2005

Features

Let the future begin now

Let the future begin now

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | With a prominent Iraqi pastor feared dead, Iraqis are ready for new constitutional law and old order

Time to sweat the small stuff

Time to sweat the small stuff

By Priya Abraham

UN | Renovation deserves scrutiny Oil-for-Food never had

DeLay reaction

DeLay reaction

By John Dawson

Politics | Strategists worry about how GOP scandals will affect 2006 elections

Dover dilemma

Dover dilemma

By Mark Bergin

Science | ACLU sides with censorship in a case challenging school board policy to promote intelligent design

Bar fight

Bar fight

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Episcopalians prepare to take their battles to the courtroom

The last shall be first

The last shall be first

By Lynn Vincent

Katrina | Disaster relief in Orange County, Calif., has an unusual twist: A faith-based organization is in charge

Baseball trivia

Baseball trivia

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | But chronicler Mike Robbins finds nothing trivial in its providential twists

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"It's a CSI kind of case." U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) on discerning Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' views on controversial court cases.

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Deer in the tailights Leon Holliman Jr. was on the lam since August when he skipped out of a Jacksonville, Fla., mental health facility. The North Carolina…

Miers mire

By Hugh Hewitt

For one, she is an evangelical Christian who was willing to immerse herself as a servant leader in her theologically conservative Dallas church

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on this week's biggest news

Notebook

High on the hog

By Timothy Lamer

Money | The Energy Information Administration predicts that heating oil prices will rise 34 percent this winter and that electricity bills will go up 11 percent

Off-course millionaire

Off-course millionaire

By John Dawson

Sports | Golf phenom Michelle Wie has taken the plunge into the professional ranks

Columnists

Media disaster

Media disaster

By Joel Belz

"One of the worst weeks of reporting in American history"

Worldly word

Worldly word

By Gene Edward Veith

New Bible texts translate the Bible away

Sneakers and wristwatches

Sneakers and wristwatches

By Andrée Seu

Evolutionists seldom question the intelligent design in everyday life

Name games

Name games

By Marvin Olasky

Peculiar (Mo.) town names range from the Deplorable (Kan.) to the Hopeful (Ga.)

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Culture

History lessons

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Their critical obsession with the subversive is borne out in the reaction to the latest releases by David Cronenberg and Roman Polanski

Commander in Chief

Commander in Chief

By The Editors

Television | Political junkies will probably prefer watching the seasoned operatives of West Wing, but ordinary viewers will be able to identify with the likeable woman…

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The five bestselling Internet albumsaccording to Billboard, Oct. 1

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