Table of Contents

Cover Story

Unity in adversity

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | A successful national election hands Iraq-and the Middle East-a historic opportunity

In this issue: "Iraq: Unity in adversity," Feb. 12, 2005

Features

Red ink, purple ink

Red ink, purple ink

By Bob Jones

State of the Union | President Bush outlines an ambitious but costly second-term agenda and celebrates a costly victory in the battle for democracy in Iraq

Thanks, but no thanks

Thanks, but no thanks

Tsunami | India refuses outside aid as farmers and fishermen protest a lack of help from their government

Winter Wardrobe

By Andrew Coffin

Hollywood | With promises to be faithful to C.S. Lewis, and a marketing campaign reminiscent of The Passion, Disney and Walden Media move ahead with plans to bring The…

Lasting love

Lasting love

By Lynn Vincent

Valentine’s Day | Five committed couples tell how God has preserved their marriages for more than half a century

Clarion caller

Clarion caller

By Joe Maxwell

Media | Jerry Mitchell's reporting has brought both justice and healing to a divided state.

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Scandal Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, head of the lead UN investigation into Iraq oil sales under the UN's Oil for Food program, declared…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Triple threat Purple cars must be popular in Bismarck, N.D., or at least one is. Bismarck police say a man there had his dark purple Ford stolen three times…

Quotables

By The Editors

"I think it's a scream." Former GOP chairman Richard Bond on news that Howard Dean had all but cinched the chairmanship of the Democratic Party. "I can play…

Twist and shout

By Marvin Olasky

Media | President Bush and James Dobson continue to be unfairly attacked for their Christian beliefs

Reviews

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The top five heatseeker albums according to Billboard magazine, Jan. 29

Art, American style

Art, American style

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | With the traveling exhibit "Masterpieces of American Art, 1770-1920: From the Detroit Institute of Arts," Americans can take in their own artistic heritage

The Virtues of War

By Gene Edward Veith

Books | Steven Pressfield's novel tells a different story of Alexander the Great

Unforgettable

By Gene Edward Veith

Music | The new CD from Merle Haggard bridges the gap between country music and jazz

Notebook

Deal week

Deal week

By Dan Perkins

Business | Proctor & Gamble's $57 billion deal to buy Gillette should give the new company greater clout against mass-market retailers like Wal-Mart, analysts say

Rhythm blues

Rhythm blues

By John Dawson

Sports | What was originally intended to be a step forward for women in professional sports may have actually turned out to be two steps back

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Schaeffer revisited

Schaeffer revisited

By Marvin Olasky

The man who founded L'Abri 50 years ago got the big things right

Irritating love

Irritating love

By Andrée Seu

So many bail the marriage boat because it's overweighted

Beyond ear tickling

Beyond ear tickling

By Joel Belz

Readers respond to articles in these pages with action

Structural problems

By Gene Edward Veith

Does Islam have the foundations for a free society? Does America?

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