Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Whose jubilee?

Whose jubilee?

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Powerful names in Christendom join music moguls to mount a seductive campaign to cancel poor-nation debt-a plan more likely to benefit oppressors of the poor…

Cover Stories

Real manna for hungry people

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story Sidebar | While the policymakers toss billions between Africa's aid and debt ledgers, two French nutrition experts scored a breakthrough in famine relief while sitting…

In this issue: "Bob Geldof: Whose jubilee?," June 25, 2005

Features

Pork or principle?

By John Dawson

Politics | John Thune is on a mission to save Ellsworth Air Force Base, and he may even disrupt the president's agenda to do it

Northern exposure

By Mark Bergin

Medicine | High court decision reveals folly of Canadian health care

Size matters

By Priya Abraham

Iran | In tense Tehran, ruling mullahs press for voter turnout, but opponents put their numbers in the street

Look out for war below

By Priya Abraham

South America | Bolivia's latest demonstrations chased off the country's president and may lead to wider violence

Turning right

Turning right

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Michael Medved on how a liberal can become a conservative, how a conservative can think Hillary Clinton is nice, and how a Jew can hope for Christian revival

Waco warning

By Gene Edward Veith

Education | Is Baylor on a path to becoming a formerly Christian school?

'A high fastball'

By John Dawson

It's a fairly bold move when a freshman senator tries to make a power play on the president, especially when it's the leader of his own party. Then again,

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

Pop Culture If the string-bikini revival, tattered hip-huggers, and Sophia Loren shades aren't enough hippie redux for you, try on some outdoor utopian…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Respectful silence Can being polite get you thrown out of school? It seemed that way for 9-year-old Tyler Stoken when he was flummoxed by an unusual writing…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"Pathetic person." Santa Barbara County (Calif.) prosecutor Tom Sneddon on pop star Michael Jackson. A jury on June 13 found Mr. Jackson not guilty on charges…

Exiled voices

By Hugh Hewitt

Let's hope that the American commitment to free speech remains vigorous

Reviews

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The five bestselling albums according to Billboard magazine, June 11

The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D

The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | What 7-year-old wouldn't love to have a dad who could bring to life his imaginary characters and dreams?

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | It's certainly not a recommended movie, but one has to begrudgingly admire Doug Liman for his skills as a director

Gospel Music Channel

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | A new 24-hour music channel debuted last fall and is now on cable TV in 60 markets

Notebook

Trade winds

By Timothy Lamer

Money | CAFTA faces an uphill battle on Capitol Hill despite its benefits to the U.S. and Central America

'I've lost my sensitivity'

By John Dawson

Sports | Mike Tyson's boxing career comes to a fitting conclusion

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Treadmill utilitarianism

By Marvin Olasky

Useful books for summertime reading

Joyful fanatics

Joyful fanatics

By Andrée Seu

Is it good to become beside ourselves for Christ?

Cultures have consequences

Cultures have consequences

By Joel Belz

Abu Ghraib was merely fruit from a tree borne in season

A nation of deists

A nation of deists

By Gene Edward Veith

The dominant American religion is a far cry from Christianity

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