Table of Contents

Cover Story

Homer's odyssey

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | Sacrilege, satire, and fun mingle in the zany universe known as The Simpsons

In this issue: "Simpsons: Fair or Foul?," June 11, 2005

Features

Deep Throat's mistake

By Mindy Belz

Politics | Watergate figure Chuck Colson says informant may have as much to regret as the co-conspirators

Europe from the roots down

By Mindy Belz

Interview | As Europe ponders its future, Italian Minister Rocco Buttiglione sees 'radical secularism' at the heart of a continental divide

Persian gulf

By Priya Abraham

Iran | Its ruling clerics may hate America, but Iran's restive population disagrees

Standard deviance

Standard deviance

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Author Anne Hendershott on the redefinition of bad behavior as "normal"

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

Watergate One of Washington's longest-held secrets came to light when 91-year-old W. Mark Felt confirmed he was "Deep Throat," the legendary informant behind…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Bird battle Tim Taylor, owner of Thruway Auto Glass in Syracuse, N.Y., has an animal to thank for his burgeoning business. A local woodpecker has been…

Quotables

By The Editors

"The cats were scared-they were clawing and scratching." Laguna Beach, Calif., resident Donna Kilgore on a June 1 hillside collapse that destroyed 17 homes.

Saving sovereignty

By Hugh Hewitt

Momentum is on the side of national sovereignty across Europe

Notebook

Debtors' prison

By Timothy Lamer

Money | A typical college graduate has accumulated a debt load of $28,953, compared to just $20,402 four years ago

X-games meets Bassmaster

By John Dawson

Sports | After 100 years relegated to secrecy, Show Me state daredevils can now once again try to catch catfish by hand

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Go ahead and think

By Marvin Olasky

An open heart does not preclude an engaged mind

Big G, little g

Big G, little g

By Joel Belz

Big government and big egos forget Who is in charge

The Darth Vader fallacy

The Darth Vader fallacy

By Gene Edward Veith

Europe is convinced that America has gone over to the Dark Side

Seventeen minutes

Seventeen minutes

By Andrée Seu

It's the thoughts-ordinary, daily thoughts-that count

Culture

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The five bestselling hardback nonfiction books as measured by placement on four leading lists as of May 30

Madagascar

Madagascar

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | DreamWorks' latest computer-animated film is unlikely to inspire children, but it won't infuriate their parents either

Man on Fire

By Andrew Coffin

Video | Despite its brutal violence and strong language, Man on Fire challenges its audience's taste for vengeance and relies on some surprisingly complex spiritual…

Young Blades

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | The latest PAX-TV series has excellent production values, and the storylines are varied, entertaining, and frequently inventive

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