Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Pickled Pickering

Pickled Pickering

by Joe Maxwell

Cover Story | Are those who forget history doomed to repeat it? As senators and their staffs prepare for warfare over judicial nominees, an exclusive inside look at what's…

Cover Stories

On the block

by John Dawson

Cover Story Sidebar | Janice Rogers Brown, Richard Griffin, David McKeague, William G. Myers, Priscilla Owen, William Pryor, and Henry Saad all have something in common. As…

In this issue: "Senate wars over judges," May 14, 2005

Features

Soft on Saudis

By Priya Abraham

Persecution | Saudis arrest 40 Christians but get all-clear from the Bush administration

The new pro-choice

By Mark Bergin

Abortion | Democrats for Life may be gaining some traction in their party

Lost and found

Lost and found

By Jamie Dean

Environment | Reports of a famous bird's demise were greatly exaggerated

Three strikes rule

By John Dawson

Sports | Baseball is starting to sound serious about combating steroid use

Star Wars buildup

By John Dawson

Culture | Intense fans line up ahead of an intense blockbuster opening

Resisting labels

By Gene Edward Veith

Interview | Ron Sider speaks on abortion, health care, poverty, and calls for Democrats to move to the center on social issues

Papa of pop

By Mark Bergin

Charity | Music star Steven Curtis Chapman promotes adoption on tour

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

White House President Bush joined evangelical leaders and others in the East Room of the White House on May 5, launching the 53rd annual National Day of…

Quick Takes

By The Editors

'Burrito Boy' A burrito gigante caused quite a scare at Marshall Middle School in Clovis, N.M. When a middle-school boy was seen on April 26 carrying in an…

100 days, Part II

By Hugh Hewitt

President Bush has an extraordinary record of achievement to begin his second term, and he's only getting started

Quotables

By The Editors

"We told them we didn't want to see it again." Teenager Josh Long, who was lost at sea with a friend for six days without food or fresh water, on what he told…

Notebook

Jetsons future

By Dan Perkins

Business | For robots and flying cars, the future is now

Clear the air

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Major tech companies want country to switch from analog to digital television signals sooner rather than later

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Poker and purpose

Poker and purpose

By Marvin Olasky

A job's worth is not defined by what it allows you to do when not working

Mental filibusters

Mental filibusters

By Andrée Seu

When obsessing over theology becomes a way to avoid obedience

Special delivery

Special delivery

By Joel Belz

This magazine is meant to go around the world

Papal pruning?

By Gene Edward Veith

A smaller but purer church may actually have more influence

Culture

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The five bestselling hardback nonfiction books as of May 2

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This movie captures some of the book's easy-going goofiness, but relies too much on action to move the plot forward

Look at Me

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Director Agnès Jaoui turns our expectations on their head, both in character and plot development

The end of the Star Trek mission

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | UPN is canceling Star Trek: Enterprise, the fifth series in the franchise

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