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Cover Story

Stamped Out

Stamped Out

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Ten years ago Governor George W. Bush jump-started his faith-based initiative by standing up to Texas bureaucrats over licenses for Teen Challenge. Now Bush…

In this issue: "Faith-based about-face," Aug. 27, 2005

Features

Triple somersault

By Lynde Langdon

Congress | His recent flip-flop on stem-cell research is part of a practiced Bill Frist routine

Arrest first, ask questions later

Arrest first, ask questions later

By Priya Abraham

China | House-church roundups nab U.S. visitors but nail Chinese

Lutheran retreat

Lutheran retreat

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | With an ambiguous statement on gays and lesbians, the ELCA props open the door to blessing same-sex unions

Best and brightest - 'He died well'

Best and brightest - 'He died well'

By Mark Bergin

Iraq | Family of 12 grieves in a costly month for U.S. war efforts

Unusual recruits

Unusual recruits

By Lynn Vincent

Iraq | Comedians and peace moms take note: even as the casualty list grows, Ivy Leaguers and honor students are signing up to serve

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"If Social Security were a worker instead of a government program, it probably would have retired several years ago." Heritage Foundation president Edwin…

The Buzz

By The Editors

A quick look at this week's biggest stories

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Going postal It's not quite "man bites dog," but Louisiana police weren't amused with Mark D. Plumb's antics. The Butler, Mo., man was arrested in Houma, La.,

Press campaigns

By Hugh Hewitt

Media credibility won't be rebuilt as long as the imbalance of coverage continues

Reviews

Bestselling Books

By The Editors

Notable Books | Four bestselling nonfiction hardbacks

Broken Flowers

Broken Flowers

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | In a scene near the midway point of Broken Flowers, Bill Murray silently stares down at his dinner plate and stacks crinkle-cut carrot rondelles on his fork.

Floating along

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Al Gore's television network Current-TV, which he bought with other investors, is not, as many assumed, a liberal version of Fox News. Nor does it have…

Notebook

Fall, football, and fantasy

By John Dawson

Sports | Right now, millions of football fans are taking their Monday morning quarterbacking seriously-some would say too seriously. What sort of sports obsession is…

No way down

No way down

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Here's a pop quiz for students heading back to college this week: What goes up but never comes down, defies the rules against perpetual motion, and increases…

Voices

Level playing field?

Level playing field?

By Joel Belz

The Great Deceiver has never been a fan of fairness

Mailbag

By The Editors

Imagine that Imagine the novel idea of being a missionary in Africa or elsewhere and sleeping on a dirt floor, swatting flies, and going behind a tree to do…

Remarkable providences

Remarkable providences

By Andrée Seu

How a flu bug launched a head-injury camp

Whoever said baseball's fair?

Whoever said baseball's fair?

By Marvin Olasky

Thoughts on who will, should, or could win this year's World Series

Rated 'C'

Rated 'C'

By Gene Edward Veith

A new movie rating system does not assume morality is for kids

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