Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Long haul, slow crawl

Long haul, slow crawl

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Cleaning up New Orleans-and other hurricane-ravaged cities-is a door-to-door job, and it takes a lot of bleach

Cover Stories

The toll

by The Editors

Cover Story Sidebar | Three weeks after Katrina struck, the National Next of Kin Registry was still posting thousands of entries from family members searching for loved ones in the…

In this issue: "Rita: Strike 2," Oct. 1, 2005

Features

'Operation offset'

'Operation offset'

By Timothy Lamer

New Orleans | The bill for rebuilding New Orleans will be big, and the default position of Congress is just to add it to the national debt. But some in Congress are looking…

Window of lost opportunity

Window of lost opportunity

By Priya Abraham

North Korea | Pyongyang just can't leave a good thing alone

Next in line

Next in line

By Lynn Vincent

Courts | As the Roberts nomination sails, attention turns to the other Supreme Court vacancy

Imminent change

Imminent change

By Mark Bergin

Courts | Congress may stop local land grabs, but not soon enough

A good look at the Good Book

A good look at the Good Book

By Gene Edward Veith & Lynn Vincent

Special Issue | Teaching the Bible in public schools just got easier

Critical-care nurses

Critical-care nurses

By Lynn Vincent

Special Issue | They may not have responsibility for critically ill patients, but school nurses do sometimes treat students facing life-threatening problems-and Christian…

Self-worth the hard way

Self-worth the hard way

By Marvin Olasky

Special Issue | Bestselling author Michael Lewis on how teachers and coaches can help kids earn it

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Super(static)man's secret power This was not the way Frank Clewer wanted to discover his super power. The Australian man's choice to wear a woolen shirt under…

Quotables

By The Editors

"When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren't able to kill millions of people and get away with it." Holocaust survivor and tracker of Nazi…

Watchtower watch

By Mark Bergin

Web site delivers excerpts of published writings from the Watchtower Society

Reviews

Bestselling CDs

By Kanye West, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Pat Green & Death Cab for Cutie

Notable CDs | 5 bestselling internet albums according to Billboard

Lord of War

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Writer and director Andrew Niccol, often full of intriguing ideas (as in Gattaca and The Truman Show), here falters

Supernatural

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | The new drama Supernatural (WB, Thursdays, 9:00 ET) is another variation on what has become a familiar television theme: Beyond our everyday material world is…

The Anglican time bomb

The Anglican time bomb

By Edward E. Plowman

Culture | At immediate issue for conservatives is the widening acceptance of gay sex by leaders of Anglicanism in the West

The Greatest Game Ever Played

The Greatest Game Ever Played

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | There isn't much subtlety, but there is a lot going on both visually and narratively for a family film

Notebook

Saints go marching out

Saints go marching out

By John Dawson

Sports | League officials say if a permanent solution to the NFL's wandering franchise isn't reached by next season, they'll try to make Baton Rouge the Saints' home…

Voices

Before the next crisis

Before the next crisis

By Marvin Olasky

Lessons from Katrina: Seven ideas to reform public policymaking

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Ask, receive, disbelieve?

Ask, receive, disbelieve?

By Andrée Seu

No, God spared me the death sentence: praise to Him alone

Praying for persecution

Praying for persecution

By Gene Edward Veith

Chinese Christians have a slightly different idea of how God blesses

No longer at this address

No longer at this address

By Joel Belz

For us, a reminder of Katrina's reach-and other housekeeping

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