Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Unnatural disaster

Unnatural disaster

by John Dawson

Cover Story | Hurricane Katrina submerges New Orleans, strafes Gulf Coast states, and puts the nation on emergency footing

Cover Stories

Helping hands

by The Editors

Cover Story Sidebar | Organizations accepting donations to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief: American Red Cross 2025 E. Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006 (800) 435-7669…

In this issue: "Katrina: Unnatural disaster," Sept. 10, 2005

Features

Stamp of approval

By Jamie Dean

Charity | Bush administration reverses policy for faith-based rehab

Roberts Roast: Field guide to the inquisition

By The Editors

Politics | When Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter brings down the gavel on Sept. 6, as scheduled, he will commence hearings on the man nominated to be…

Faithful and true?

By Gene Edward Veith

Special Issue | WORLD kicks off a three-issue "Back to School" series with a panel of experts discussing the state of Christian colleges

Parental prerogatives

Parental prerogatives

By Lynn Vincent

Special Issue | With a growing number of voucher and tax-credit programs, 2005 has been the "most successful year yet" for advocates of school choice

Two-edged swords

By Lynn Vincent

Special Issue | It's shaping up to be a lively fall for public-school Bible curricula as publishers and interest groups do battle

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"I can only imagine that this is what Hiroshima looked like 60 years ago." Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour after touring by helicopter the devastation left by…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Monkey on her back Do they make Nicorette patches for apes? Handlers at a zoo in northwest China are trying to find a way to break a 26-year-old chimpanzee's…

Aftermath

By Hugh Hewitt

It will be a challenge for believers not living in the three states that took the direct hit to keep the suffering of these people front and center in the…

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Notebook

Slower but steady

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Gas prices rose as workers returned to the area's oil platforms and refineries to assess the damage of Hurricane Katrina

New birth

By Jamie Dean

Technology | In the $1 billion industry for new ultrasound equipment, one company is making costly technology accessible to more customers by refurbishing and selling…

Columnists

Our social smoothie

Our social smoothie

By Joel Belz

Let's put away the cultural blender and celebrate genuine diversity

Free to agree

Free to agree

By Gene Edward Veith

Academic freedom is more than acceptance of the campus party line. Many states are seeking to expand freedom

Stepping into the story

By Andrée Seu

Viewing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a different lens

From Jonathan Edwards to 9/11

From Jonathan Edwards to 9/11

By Marvin Olasky

Fair gales and stormy tempests mingle in Princeton cemetery

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Culture

The Brothers Grimm

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | Film has promise, but narrative gets gummed up with labored surrealism

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The four bestselling hardback novels

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The intense but restrained film is directed by professed Christian and horror-movie veteran Scott Derrickson

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