Table of Contents

Cover Story

Bringing her home

Bringing her home

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | With the Columbia disaster in the back of their minds, thousands of specialists worked round the clock and round the world to bring Discovery home

In this issue: "Space: Dawn of Discovery," Aug. 13, 2005

Features

Frist offense

Frist offense

By John Dawson & Lynde Langdon

Politics | Senate majority leader torments pro-lifers, tickles advocates for embryonic research with a stem-cell reversal, and tempts the president to his first-ever…

Defining women

By Jill Nelson

Iraq | Will the new constitution affirm democratic values or use democracy to impose Shariah? What it says about women will tell

War & peace

War & peace

By Mindy Belz

Death | John Garang led south Sudan from the brink of annihilation to the threshold of freedom

'I can face whatever comes next'

'I can face whatever comes next'

By Akol Maker

Sudan | The journey of a Lost Boy from Ethiopia to Fargo

Funded by Fahd

By Priya Abraham

Saudi Arabia | An infamous playboy leaves a legacy of Islamic extremism

Shariah's evil twin

Shariah's evil twin

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Scholar Paul Marshall says the difference between Shariah and extreme Shariah is the difference between moral values and mortal conflict

Just say

By Russ Pulliam

Profile | The Bush administration's Wade Horn pushes marriage as an important weapon in the war on poverty

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

A quick look at this week's top stories

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Shady character Folks in Ventura County, Calif., have a renegade Johnny Appleseed on their hands. According to park authorities, a mysterious arborist planted…

Quotables

By The Editors

"There already has, of course, been a 'Conference on Power Sharing.' It took place in Philadelphia's Constitution Hall in 1787." Supreme Court nominee John…

Women's work

Women's work

By Mindy Belz

Women representing 17 civil society groups took the streets of Najaf on Aug. 3.

Reviews

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The five bestselling hardback novels of Aug. 1, 2005

Sky High

Sky High

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Sky High blends mild superhero spoof with standard (but also mild) adolescent angst. The combination works surprisingly well.

Stealth

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | A cornball jet-fighter action film from the modern

Notebook

Striving after wind

By Timothy Lamer

Money | If ever a country were a case study in the lessons about money in the book of Ecclesiastes, it would have to be today's United States. Exhibit A: a Commerce…

Off-speed punishment

By John Dawson

Sports | What shape is baseball in when 20 games is the most the league can suspend a player for committing what police are calling a Class A assault?

Voices

South Park vs. Ann Coulter

By Marvin Olasky

A jaw-dropping moment with one of conservatism's leading lights

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Up from pity

Up from pity

By Prisca Shrewsbury

Needy, undereducated Africans suffer from poverty-not dignity-robbing destitution-and they deserve our compassion

No mystery

By Gene Edward Veith

In the spirit of the late mystery writer, one of Agatha Christie's fans solves a literary crime against her "Miss Marple" series

Perfecting a public lexicon

Perfecting a public lexicon

By Joel Belz

Catholics and Protestants have something each camp could use

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