Table of Contents

Cover Story

Present tense

Present tense

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | An assassination-by-bombing prompts fears of a return to the bad old days in Beirut

In this issue: "Lebanon: Democracy now," Feb. 26, 2005

Features

Free societies vs. fear societies

Free societies vs. fear societies

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Interview | Natan Sharansky discusses the prospects for democracy in the Middle East and Russia and how in President Bush he has

Jobs-and Americans-wanted

Iraq | Shortages outlast election euphoria

'Roid rage

'Roid rage

By John Dawson

Sports | Accused players cry foul as Jose Canseco takes a swing at baseball

The power of ten

The power of ten

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on a different way to defend displays of the Ten Commandments

Changing God's words

Changing God's words

By Wayne Grudem

Religion | In trying to make the Bible more accessible to today's young readers, the TNIV toys with Scripture's meaning and accuracy

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"People are not going to modify their sexual habits . . . until they see their friends dying again." Homosexual author and AIDS activist Gabriel Rotello on…

The Buzz

By The Editors

Terror Grief and fury gripped a quarter-million Lebanese who joined the funeral procession of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was assassinated Feb.

Senate showdown

Senate showdown

By Hugh Hewitt

Majority Leader Bill Frist hopes to show Democrats that their experiment in extra-constitutional obstruction is over

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Drunk flying About 100 birds crashed into the glass of an office building in Columbia, S.C., and others fell from tree branches near the building on Feb. 8.

Reviews

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's

47th Grammy Awards show

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Despite concerns to the contrary, the Grammy winners were quite positive

Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | The latest release from family-friendly Walden Media is their best effort so far

Hitch

Hitch

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Although a Christian view of love and marriage is missing, the film's characters are not as worldly as one might expect

Notebook

Fiorina's fall

Fiorina's fall

By Dan Perkins

Business | Why is the first woman to hold the titles of president, CEO, and chairman of a major computer company-all at the same time-now looking for work?

'Regret'

'Regret'

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | On threat of "discipline" and possible schism, the majority of the leading archbishops want the Episcopal Church to "repent" of sanctioning a homosexual…

Voices

A little too casual?

By Joel Belz

Semi-annual Wal-Mart survey prompts a worry or two about Social Security

Onward Christian soldiers

By Gene Edward Veith

But is it wrong for a fighting man to enjoy his work?

An empire in denial

An empire in denial

By Andrée Seu

An author calls on the United States to drop the timidity in its imperial endeavors

Stop and listen

Stop and listen

By Marvin Olasky

A humble prescription for a racially divided church

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

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