Table of Contents

Cover Story

The Great Carsoni

The Great Carsoni

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | In an age of segmentation, late-night television remains one of America's few shared cultural experiences, and it all began with Johnny Carson

In this issue: "Johnny Carson: In memoriam," Feb. 5, 2005

Features

Wilderness wanderers

Wilderness wanderers

By Russ Pulliam

Politics | Shifting political ideology for Democrats will be more challenging than winning the White House

Two steps back

Two steps back

By Bob Jones

Abortion | As pro-lifers march, the Supreme Court deals their cause a rebuke

Death by experiment

By Priya Abraham

North Korea | An extensive chemical testing program shows how far North Korea will go to achieve a WMD arsenal

Weary and wary

By Greg Dabel

Tsunami | Sri Lanka's wiped-out fishing villages do a slow business in aid, comfort, and reconstruction

Saying sorry

Saying sorry

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Law professor Carol M. Swain on why she says conservatives should support a national apology for slavery

Miracle cells

Miracle cells

By Lynde Langdon

Science | Cutting-edge researchers are making unheralded breakthroughs with stem cells from umbilical cords-but have a hard time breaking through the NIH funding wall.

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"Remember, I'm a P.E. graduate, not an economist." Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, deflecting questions from stock analysts in 2001. Defense lawyers…

The Buzz

By The Editors

A quick look at the biggest news stories of the week

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Bad apple An apple a day won't keep British police away, at least not if you're driving. A British court on Jan. 24 ordered Sarah McCaffrey to pay $300 for a…

Reviews

The Academy plays it safe with nominations

The Academy plays it safe with nominations

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Controversial films 'The Passion of the Christ' and 'Farenheit 9/11' won't vie for top Oscar honors

The Story of the Weeping Camel

The Story of the Weeping Camel

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The story is simple and slow-moving, but the focus on small details in an alien culture makes every scene captivating

The History Channel

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | One cable channel offers genuine reality TV: historical documentaries 24 hours a day

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The five bestselling hardback novels as of Jan. 24

Notebook

Sincerest regrets?

Sincerest regrets?

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | A statement by Episcopal bishops refuses to say that consecrating an openly gay bishop and approving blessings for same-sex unions was wrong

Rocket fuel

Rocket fuel

By John Dawson

Sports | The Astros will rely heavily on their $18 million man, Roger Clemens

Change in the air

Change in the air

By Dan Perkins

Business | Airbus's new double-decker A380 is billed as the world's largest passenger jet

Voices

The great divide

The great divide

By Joel Belz

Did President Bush's inaugural address really have "too much God" in it?

Fathers' day

Fathers' day

By Gene Edward Veith

An abandoned generation brings its yearning for father figures into the popular culture

Fine distinctions

Fine distinctions

By Andrée Seu

In Israel and elsewhere, determining who are "the good guys" isn't so easy

Strength, courage, love

Strength, courage, love

By Marvin Olasky

Christians who scream at their foes need some maturing

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

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