Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Momentous decision

by John Dawson & Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | President Bush deliberates on his most enduring choice in office; left and right arm for Supreme Court fight

Cover Stories

Judge these

by John Dawson

Cover Story Sidebar | Michael McConnell, 50: Former law professor at the University of Chicago and the University of Utah. Sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

In this issue: "Supreme Court fight," July 23, 2005

Features

Gamblin' man

Gamblin' man

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | Schwarzenegger puts conservatism on the line in California's special election

Homeless holiday

By Jamie Dean

Charity | Is a $20,000 soccer trip really the best way to help the homeless?

Crisis averted

Crisis averted

By Priya Abraham

India | Form of religious violence in India is changing, but not content

One church, one orphanage

One church, one orphanage

By Marvin Olasky & Susan Olasky

Africa | Many church budgets include funds for missionaries, and many individual Christians donate to large international relief agencies-but one church decided to do…

Dispatches

Nine years ago in WORLD

By The Editors

In March 1997 WORLD visited a refugee camp of 20,000 after the massacre at Srebrenica

"OK, nice" terrorists

By Hugh Hewitt

Great Britian must now embark on the same path as America after the Oklahoma City bombing

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"Basically, they trashed our show." Ben Jones, who played "Cooter" on The Dukes of Hazzard TV show from 1979 to 1985, urging fans to skip the movie version of…

The Buzz

By The Editors

Terrorism Sleeveless tourists, suited stockbrokers, and scarved Muslim mothers all paused across the United Kingdom-from London to Belfast and beyond-for two…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Bad night's sleep Many people sleepwalk, but what one London teenager did last month is more like sleepclimbing. The Reuters news service reports that the…

Notebook

Exit signs

Exit signs

By Timothy Lamer

Money | For 19 straight weekends box-office receipts lagged behind the same weekends in 2004

Baseball's learning curve

Baseball's learning curve

By Brad Locke

Sports | Baseball may be reeling from the BALCO investigation, congressional hearings, and Texas pitcher Kenny Rogers' unprecedented on-field tirade, but it's all old…

Columnists

My Linotype

My Linotype

By Joel Belz

Thinking about communications a century ago-and tomorrow

Blessings and curses

By Gene Edward Veith

Is there a Christian case for promoting-or not opposing -same-sex marriage?

Risky business

Risky business

By Andrée Seu

Livelihood insurance and other charms for the safe and secure life

Condoms or compassion?

By Marvin Olasky

Helping Africa requires the hard work of personal involvement

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Culture

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This film is exactly what one might expect a comic-book movie to be: lightweight, modestly entertaining, and more than a little hokey

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The five best-selling jazz albums according to Billboard, July 9

Dark Water

Dark Water

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Dark Water is sometimes eloquently effective at using familiar, approachable emotions and settings as a currency for fear

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