Table of Contents

Cover Story

Booting big government

Booting big government

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | What do you do with a massive, inefficient foster-care system that reports thousands of children killed, abused, or simply "lost" while under the state's…

In this issue: "Foster care's future," March 5, 2005

Features

Group government

Group government

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Policy reformer Steve Goldsmith on why private organizations should deliver public services

Room with a view

By Priya Abraham

Asia | An American businessman gets a bird's-eye look at what may be regime change underway in North Korea

'An Iraqi identity'

'An Iraqi identity'

By Edward Lee Pitts

Iraq | Along with new leadership, Iraqis need a new way to think about government

Can't count the days

Can't count the days

By Les Sillars

Military | Combat deployment can be especially tough for reservist families. The Virginia National Guard and others are trying to help

Body and soul

Body and soul

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Princeton scholar Robert P. George on the philosophy that underlies abortion, drug abuse, euthanasia, and the widespread decline of sexual morality

In good company

By Lynn Vincent

Business | A growing "faith at work" movement is giving both employees and employers a new perspective about life on the job

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"I'm a road man for the lords of karma." Sixties-era "gonzo journalist" Hunter S. Thompson, as quoted by his son Juan after the elder Mr. Thompson committed…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Still going Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor even apparently old age keeps this mailman from his route. Six days a week, 90-year-old retired rancher…

Judicial preview

Judicial preview

By Hugh Hewitt

A potential Supreme Court nomination could provide a good opportunity for Virginia Sen. George Allen

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

White House President Bush ended a barnstorm tour of Europe, repairing relations with allies still angry over his handling of Iraq. In Brussels, Mr. Bush told…

Reviews

And the Oscar goes to . . .

And the Oscar goes to . . .

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Whatever the Oscars have become, they certainly are no longer the gold standard for family entertainment

The Merchant of Venice

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | The latest rendition obscures the Christian themes written by Shakespeare

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The five bestselling hardback novels as of Feb. 20

Notebook

Game over

Game over

By John Dawson

Sports | NHL players believe Commissioner Gary Bettman never intended to play the season

Step forward

Step forward

By Chris Stamper

Technology | MIT researcher creates robot that can learn to walk

Voices

A new assignment

By Joel Belz

No arm-twisting but a chance to share my passion-and feast on dessert

Head of the classes

Head of the classes

By Gene Edward Veith

Liberals want the rich and the poor to unite-in submission to the bureaucratic state

The doctrine difference

The doctrine difference

By John Piper

Survey shows that having a biblical worldview changes the way evangelicals live

How to hurt evangelism

How to hurt evangelism

By Marvin Olasky

In-your-face protests may distort, not amplify, the message

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

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