Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the political beat and other topics as national editor for WORLD Magazine. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

Edwards' debatable record

| Despite adding North Carolina senator John Edwards to the Kerry ticket, polls show President Bush will likely carry the state
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/09/04, 12:00 am

When John Edwards takes the national stage to debate Vice President Dick Cheney on Oct. 5, he is sure to relish talking about Robbins, N.C., the blue-collar mill town where he grew up.

Though many things have changed, Robbins' Southern, small-town atmosphere remains: Old men in worn overalls and mesh caps eat fried chicken in the Little Village restaurant on Main Street. Street lamps line the two blocks of downtown bearing red, white, and blue banners reading: "Robbins: Hometown, USA."

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Block the vote

Church/State | Politics ends at the narthex door, says liberal Midwest watchdog group, but what about voter registration?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/18/04, 12:00 am

A well-organized spy network is fanning out to infiltrate what it thinks are some of the most dangerous places in Johnson County, Kan. The group isn't worried about terror cells or gang lairs. It's worried about church worship services.

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Virtual smite

Culture | The "Christian game market" heads toward an edgier, more-violent style
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/07/04, 12:00 am

If you've ever had the urge to hurl a big ball of holy smite at your enemies, now's your chance. Eternal War: Shadow of Light-the latest addition to video games aimed at Christians-allows players to smite at will. They can also take down demons with "soul disks" and "Trinity blasts" while assuming the role of an angel named Mike sent to save a suicidal teen.

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