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Cover Story

Penn station

Penn station

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Sen. Rick Santorum earned a B.A. in Political Science from Penn State in 1980, but there's little science and a lot of schmoozing in a senator's daily…

In this issue: "Rick Santorum: Penn Station," April 30, 2005

Features

The enforcer

The enforcer

By Gene Edward Veith

Vatican | Dubbed by his enemies 'God's rottweiler,' Pope Benedict XVI decries 'filth' in the church and vows to fight the 'dictatorship of relativism'

Abstaining from abstinence

Abstaining from abstinence

By Priya Abraham

AFRICA: With mere nods toward sexual responsibility, condom promoters are receiving AIDS money meant for faith-based work

Amazing place

Amazing place

By Mark Bergin

Terrorism | A decade later, Oklahoma City remembers and worships

Calling their bluff

Calling their bluff

By Jamie Dean

Politics | A left-right coalition tries to stop a state lottery in North Carolina

Word for word

Word for word

By Gene Edward Veith

Religion | More and more pastors lift entire sermons off the internet-but is the practice always wrong?

Uncongeniality contest

Uncongeniality contest

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Two views of elite academia from Harvard Law School

Dispatches

New McCarthyism

New McCarthyism

By Hugh Hewitt

Careful reading of the leaders of the evangelical movement reveals nothing paralleling the level of hate and anger coming from Senate Democrats

The Buzz

By The Editors

Vatican Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected on the fourth ballot on April 19 to succeed Pope John Paul II as the Roman Catholic prelate. The appointment of…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Tree huggers Nearly a thousand people in Calcutta, India, attended a wedding in which the bride and groom stood side-by-side but didn't move. The April 16…

Quotables

By The Editors

"I think maybe my English, I need to go back to school and study a little bit." California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, explaining last week that he misspoke…

Notebook

Last ride

Last ride

By John Dawson

Sports | Six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says this year's race will be his last

Chinese checkers

By Chris Stamper

Technology | The Chinese government has implemented internet filters that discourage unwanted religious material and political dissent

Culture

Bestselling Books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The five bestselling hardback novels as of April 18

Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | The Farrelly brothers latest effort falls short in both humor and romance

Where the Red Fern Grows and Mickey

Where the Red Fern Grows and Mickey

By Andrew Coffin

Video | These two intriguing family films prove to be the exception to often dismal direct-to-DVD releases

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Aim low

By Joel Belz

Timid and flabby describes more than mainstream parenting

Murder, she wrote

By Gene Edward Veith

The strange and sad case of felon/theologian Judy Brown

Foreign gods

By Russell Board

Tolerance of manmade deities is just a mask for indifference

Pork and principle

Pork and principle

By Marvin Olasky

Is Congress ready to step up to the poverty-fighting plate?

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