Table of Contents

Cover Story

Roberts rules

Roberts rules

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | President Bush has picked for the Supreme Court one of Washington's top legal minds and resumés. But John Roberts' conservative record may tell us less than…

In this issue: "John Roberts: Bush's pick," July 30, 2005

Features

Powerful spell

Powerful spell

By John Dawson

Culture | When is the release of a book an international cultural event? When the book is the latest Harry Potter installment. Costumed fans descended upon bookstores…

Hogwarts horror

By Susan Olasky

Critics are falling all over themselves to praise the latest Harry Potter release, but the book has all the moral problems of earlier volumes with…

Picked off

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | A liberal bishop attacks-and may hasten an Anglican breakup

Free indeed

By Jamie Dean

Homosexuality | Exodus International celebrates 30 years of helping thousands of gays

Trump card

Trump card

By Priya Abraham

United Nations | Lawmakers and others are challenging the $1.2 billion price tag to renovate the UN building in New York-especially since the UN is holding out for an…

Extreme games

Extreme games

By Marvin Olasky & Susan Olasky

Africa | Travel to Africa means dramatic change for many from America, but one group is pushing the back of the envelope even further: not only living in Africa, but…

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

A quick look at the latest news and this week's top stories

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Infamous footware She may not be Imelda Marcos, but she's getting close. The AFP news service reports that the average British woman spends more than $54,000…

Quotables

By The Editors

"Don't even ask me about the flip-flops." Mother of Northwestern University lacrosse player Aly Josephs on the controversy that ensued after Ms. Josephs and…

Exporting terrorism

By Hugh Hewitt

The identity of foreign jihadists streaming into Iraq needs wide distribution

Notebook

Cabbage pitch

Cabbage pitch

By John Dawson

Sports | Korean baseball player Park Myung-hwan can no longer store frozen cabbage in his hat during games

The last Laffer

The last Laffer

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Increasing federal revenues are causing the deficit to fall, but it's hard to get excited when spending increases threaten to break the bank

Voices

From the ground up

By Marvin Olasky

Effective groups are offering a better model for helping Africa

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Star-spangled symbol

Star-spangled symbol

By Janie B. Cheaney

Outlawing flag desecration would turn an icon into an idol

A case of he said, she said

A case of he said, she said

By Gene Edward Veith

W. David Hager discusses the ugly allegations brought by his ex-wife

Weep for the hyphen

Weep for the hyphen

By Joel Belz

It means somebody has a monopoly on reporting the news

Culture

Over There

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | The first TV drama based on a war still in progress follows the trend of recent war movies where patriotism is a joke, leaders are corrupt, and idealism is a…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Tim Burton's remake is a worthy improvement on the original film and a decent companion to Roald Dahl's book

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