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Cover Story

Turn out the lights...

by The Editors

Cover Story | The party's over for Bob Dole and Republicans who dream of the Reagan/Bush years. But President Clinton's electoral, if not popular, landslide combined with…

In this issue: "The '96 Election," Nov. 16, 1996


Zaire: "The national pastime"

By Mindy Belz

International | Genocidal war in Zaire makes reconciliation a distant dream

Good night, David

By Cal Thomas

National | Brinkley's leave-taking a great loss to political journalism

The new homophobia: Schools fear lawsuits

By Roy Maynard

National | School districts in turmoil over gay teachers' "coming out"


National | Nice guys finish first Golf is the only major sport in which rules violators call penalties on themselves. The lack of scandal occurring on golf's three major…



He has not a creative bone in his body. Therefore, he is a bore, and will always be a bore. Retiring ABC broadcast journalist DAVID BRINKLEY referring to Bill…

This Week

Voters: stay the course After a desperate, 96-hour nonstop campaign blitz, Bob Dole tasted victory in the first-in-the-nation voting precinct of Dixville…


Ready for a mugging?

By Joel Belz

There's a limit to how many times even a good person wants to get hit

Christmas myths

By Margie Haack

Must all Christmas letters be Hallmark sweet?

Crisis and punishment

By Marvin Olasky

What is God trying to teach us through electoral results?


Manifestoes of grace

By George Grant

Books | The Reformation is still nailing theses to the church door

Culture Notes

Culture | World Wide Web casinos Companies have been gambling on the Internet, with little to show for it so far, but soon individuals will be able to turn their home…

Checkmating history

By Doug Bandow

Books | There's at least one reason to believe history isn't over yet

Country-punk Christian

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Hard rockers seek to please their mother--and their Father

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