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Cover Story

Up and down

by John Dawson & Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | What's it like to be the mayor of a city of 111,000 on the day a hurricane hits? WORLD spent Saturday, Sept. 24, with Beaumont, Texas, Mayor Guy Goodson and…

In this issue: "Rita: After the storms," Oct. 8, 2005

Features

Mississippi revival

Mississippi revival

By Jamie Dean

Mississippi | Mississippi revivalCleanup for Gulf Coast native and former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale requires both pigs and chickens

Missouri boat ride

Missouri boat ride

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | Social conservative Roy Blunt fills in for indicted majority leader Tom DeLay

Battle for conservatism's soul

By Priya Abraham

Politics | Some Republicans are willing to talk compassionate conservatism again

Convocation conviction

Convocation conviction

By Mark Bergin

Education | 'It isn't enough to be special,' says Dartmouth student body president

African fruit basket

African fruit basket

By Priya Abraham

Kenya | A long-awaited new constitution avoids direct Islamic law but divides the electorate into bananas and oranges

Professor in Rome

Professor in Rome

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Berry College's Peter Lawler critiques those who

More than a game

By Alisa Harris

Culture | Lawsuit raises tough questions about violent video games' effect on teenagers

Half pipe, full truth

Half pipe, full truth

By Rachel Houston

Evangelism | Skateboard enthusiasts put the true Christ in Christ air

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"Unquestionably right." Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on Chief Justice John Roberts' refusal, during his Senate confirmation hearings, to answer…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Pucker penalty An Israeli couple vacationing in India found out their public display of affection wasn't so customary in the Indian hinterlands. After…

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on this week's biggest news

Behavior modifiers

Behavior modifiers

By Hugh Hewitt

In an age when political speech is closely regulated and pornographic materials not at all, the government's agenda of behavior modification seems…

Notebook

Disappearing act

Disappearing act

By Timothy Lamer

Money | World's third largest economy facing demographic nightmare

Boxing debate outlasts the boxer

Boxing debate outlasts the boxer

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Leavander Johnson's death has revitalized a longstanding debate over whether the sport's brutality is excessive

Culture

Beyond the Gates of Splendor

Beyond the Gates of Splendor

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | The documentary about five missionaries killed in Ecuador 50 years ago shows the transforming power of Christ

Flightplan

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Jodie Foster stars in a thriller that begins with promise, but ends in silliness

Invasion

Invasion

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | ABC's new serial drama sets up a mystery of alien invasion, mind-control, and government conspiracy

Columnists

Trusting, verifying

Trusting, verifying

By Joel Belz

Some prudent steps as America undertakes a massive welfare project

Corpse art

Corpse art

By Gene Edward Veith

No Kulturkampf stirs from this culture of death exhibit

House of unraveling

House of unraveling

By Andrée Seu

A storm sent to demolish my building materials and establish my trust

Into landmined territory

Into landmined territory

By Marvin Olasky

Unsearchable judgments, inscrutable ways

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

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