Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Brokered benches

Brokered benches

by John Dawson

Cover Story | An after-hours deal on federal judges clears the way for most Bush picks while granting Democrats a blunted weapon

Cover Stories

History lesson

by Joe Maxwell

Cover Story Sidebar | Failure to cut a deal may have doomed previous court nominees

In this issue: "Judicial filibuster deal," June 4, 2005

Features

Cold shoulder

Cold shoulder

By Jamie Dean

Education | Calvin College serves up a chilly reception for commencement

Vanquished villagers

Vanquished villagers

By Edward Lee Pitts

Iraq | Homeless and voiceless, Sunni Arabs now pay the price for perks and favoritism showed them under Saddam

Long, hot summer ahead

Long, hot summer ahead

By Priya Abraham

Central Asia | Uzbek crackdown signals revolutionary change-likely bloody-in the making

Stemming the Asian tide

Stemming the Asian tide

By Lynde Langdon

Science | Lawmakers rush to OK new stem-cell funding after Koreans clone embryos

'Breathtaking step'

'Breathtaking step'

By Mark Bergin

Politics | Republicans cite election funny business in bid to oust sworn-in Democratic governor

Confronting diaphobia

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Scholar David R. Hodge on spirituality and social work

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"We're talking about words here." Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean to Tim Russert, defending home state Senate wannabe and current congressman Bernie…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Over not-so-easy Real worms. Battered. And fried. That was the menu for Conestoga Elementary School principal Ryan Lindquist after students at the Murray,

The Buzz

By The Editors

Courts Four years after President George W. Bush first nominated her to a federal appeals court seat, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen won Senate…

A house on fire

A house on fire

By Hugh Hewitt

Great Americans can be lousy senators and terrible Republicans, and once again Mr. McCain has proven to be both

Notebook

Bush's binge

Bush's binge

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Few presidents in history have embraced big government as enthusiastically as President Bush

Artificial Giant

Artificial Giant

By John Dawson

Sports | Just when Barry Bonds figured to make his move on Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron on the all-time home run list, his knee acted up

Columnists

Leaving the back door open

Leaving the back door open

By Joel Belz

Feed the flock but don't let the lambs escape

Practicing what they protest

Practicing what they protest

By Gene Edward Veith

Conservatives with skeletons make easy targets for the left

You were available

You were available

By Andrée Seu

A message to adulterous women who think their cases are special

Jersey whiz-kid

Jersey whiz-kid

By Marvin Olasky

Sandbagged once by GOP liberals, Bret Schundler tries again

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Culture

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The five bestselling country albums, according to Billboard magazine, May 21

Turned off

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Joan of Arcadia was one of several semi-family-friendly shows to be canceled

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Like all great sports movies, Ron Howard's film about boxing champion James J. Braddock transcends its genre

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