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Cover Story

Homecoming on hold

Homecoming on hold

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | For the boys of Desire Street, a chance to play football in New Orleans is heavy with hope and grief.

In this issue: "New Orleans' comeback kids," Oct. 22, 2005

Features

Wanted: donkeys and nurses

By Priya Abraham

Pakistan | Destruction is abundant and laborers are few in remote Kashmir quake

Worth the wait

Worth the wait

By Priya Abraham

Africa | Liberians go to the polls, and

Old hand, new docket

Old hand, new docket

By Lynn Vincent

Courts | Roberts takes first case like a pro, while key cases test divided court

Demerit system

By Mark Bergin

Education | Teacher accreditation standards look more like a whacking stick

Igniting intolerance

Igniting intolerance

By Jill Nelson

Israel | Ultra-Orthodox put a torch to Messianic Jewish activities

Wins & losses

By Marvin Olasky

Poverty | Bob Lupton shows how Christian understanding plus business savvy transforms poor neighbors

Love at first byte

Love at first byte

By Zoe Sandvig

Culture | Online dating gains a cultural foothold, and a Christian following

Dispatches

Civility now

Civility now

By Hugh Hewitt

With their actions regarding Harriet Miers, it will be difficult for conservatives to object to the way nominees they favor in the future are treated

The Buzz

The latest on the biggest news of the week

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Help wanted Perhaps the War on Terror is progressing after all. Al-Qaeda, international terrorist organization and bane of the Western world, has resorted to…

Quotables

By The Editors

"In light of other tragedies, today isn't a big deal." Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park on a fire that gutted Aardman Animations' warehouse in Bristol,

Notebook

NASCAR's midlife catharsis

NASCAR's midlife catharsis

By John Dawson

Sports | Mark Martin and Rusty Wallace aren't ready to give way to NASCAR's young guns just yet

Roman holiday

Roman holiday

By Timothy Lamer

Money | The roots of European economic stagnation go back to the 1960s and '70s

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Christmas stores and tithing

Christmas stores and tithing

By Marvin Olasky

The best giving gives with the recipient's eyes

Strike up the lyre

Strike up the lyre

By Andrée Seu

Old and new can meet in today's songs, hymns, and spiritual singing

Uphill all the way

By Joel Belz

No guaranteed seasons of respite and relaxation

Who gives two cents for missions?

Who gives two cents for missions?

By Gene Edward Veith

We do, to our shame

Culture

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By Edward E. Plowman

Culture | The government cannot force faith-based charitable organizations that receive federal funding to

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of Were-Rabbit

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of Were-Rabbit

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This claymation movie is delightful from start to finish, introducing some charming new characters to the series

My Name Is Earl

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Much of the humor is affluent class condescension toward folks who live in trailers and didn't go to college

Everybody Hates Chris

Everybody Hates Chris

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | The show based on the childhood of comedian Chris Rock deals with racial issues, but the agonies of childhood are universal

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