Table of Contents

Cover Story

Leaving it all behind

Leaving it all behind

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | In a post-Arafat world, Palestinians have a new opportunity for peace with Israel

In this issue: "Yasser Arafat: In memoriam," Nov. 20, 2004

Features

The Senate's new math

The Senate's new math

By Bob Jones

Politics | The U.S. Senate will become a much more conservative place next year, but Democrats still hold enough seats to cause trouble for the White House

Haunting Specter

Haunting Specter

By Lynn Vincent

Arlen Specter's impending chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee has conservatives concerned

Compassionate executive

By Russ Pulliam

Politics | Indiana's new governor beat the incumbent by wooing crossover votes with works that speak louder than words

Guns and butter

Guns and butter

By Kristin Chapman

Religion | The Amish turned out in record numbers for a candidate who supported their moral values if not their pacifism

'Truth with triumph'

By Lynn Vincent

Law | A possible landmark Supreme Court case on the Ten Commandments is another level in Mathew Staver's step-by-step approach to win back lost religious liberties

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Shepherds' local What's a pastor to do when he's at odds with his congregation? In Canada, he starts a labor union. The Reuters news service reports that 30…

Quotables

By The Editors

"I just wanted to make sure I did this before I headed into the fight." Marine Corporal Keith Arguelles, beaming and dripping wet after being baptized in a…

Coalition questions

By Marvin Olasky

Christian conservatives and libertarians, the two big players in today's Republican coalition, need to respect each other, and respect begins by not calling…

Reviews

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The top five bestselling CDs according to Billboard magazine, Nov. 6

Movie review: Polar Express

Movie review: Polar Express

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | Tom Hanks plays six different roles in new Christmas movie

The Incredibles

The Incredibles

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | New Pixar hit is one of the best movies of the year

Dutch filmmaker murdered for movie criticizing Islam

Dutch filmmaker murdered for movie criticizing Islam

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Michael Moore is called a "courageous filmmaker" for making movies that criticize Republicans. The price he pays is to be feted by celebrities and to win…

Notebook

Small fortune?

Small fortune?

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Nanotechnology, the science of manipulating atoms and molecules, is coming out of the lab and into the real world

Restless rookies

Restless rookies

By John Dawson

Sports | Relative unknown Ben Roethlisberger has been the best of a rookie crop of quarterbacks

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Giving thanks

By Marvin Olasky

God adopts us, and we should adopt others

Fickle friend

Fickle friend

By Andrée Seu

Why do people insist on believing, against all evidence, that money will bring happiness?

Strategic balance

By Joel Belz

Overreaching after a victory can lead to embarrassing defeats

Half a Puritan

Half a Puritan

By Gene Edward Veith

Hawthorne understood total depravity but missed the gospel

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