Table of Contents

Cover Story

The panda in winter

The panda in winter

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Claws out, eyes atwinkle, evangelist Pat Robertson plans to talk on but hold his tongue at times

In this issue: "Tighter lips?," Feb. 18, 2006

Features

Beijing or bust

Beijing or bust

By Mark Bergin

China | Once-restrictive government now drives an economic powerhouse

Hoodwinked into success

Hoodwinked into success

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Writer-director Cory Edwards found a new path to Grandmother's house-and a hit animated film

Jury of their peers

Jury of their peers

By Whitney Putman

Law | Teen courts around the country handle misdemeanor trials of local teenagers-and their decisions are anything but moot

Winning hand

Winning hand

By John Dawson

Politics | Abramoff scandal resurrects an effort to curb internet gambling

African lioness

African lioness

By Jamie Dean

Sudan | Southern rebel widow Rebecca Garang picks up her husband's mantle-and a government post

Roe in retreat?

Roe in retreat?

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | It may be too soon for pro-life optimism, but a number of measures to stop or limit abortion are developing across the nation

Dispatches

The Buzz

ISLAM Thousands of Hezbollah-led demonstrators filled Beirut streets Feb. 9 to rekindle flagging protests over cartoons satirizing Muhammad. More than a week…

Insult to intelligence

Insult to intelligence

By Mindy Belz

A familiar face is orchestrating the violent reaction of some Muslims to Danish cartoon caricatures of Muhammad

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

High kicks Fearing attacks by parrots, organizers of a classic car rally in New Zealand did what just about anyone would have done: Hire a local band of…

Quotables

"The devil never sleeps." Sumter County Chief Deputy Eddie Larkin on a string of suspected arson attacks against churches in rural Alabama. About 200 federal,

Reviews

A question of taste

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The Hollywood awards season is useful first and foremost as a gauge of what the industry thinks is important

Dirty Jobs

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | In the course of the show, viewers come to appreciate the skills and gumption of people who do dirty jobs

Bestselling books

By Louis Sachar, Joanne Harris, Paul Auster & Raymond Khoury

Notable Books | Four bestselling hardback novels

Notebook

Fun on the ice and snow

Fun on the ice and snow

By John Dawson

Sports | While it may not require the technical skills of a slalom skier, skeleton isn't for sissies

Political malpractice

Political malpractice

By Timothy Lamer

Money | President Bush's budget plan does almost nothing to address the severe long-term budget problems facing U.S. taxpayer

Voices

Light 20 candles

Light 20 candles

By Joel Belz

A nontraditional message to our nontraditional readers

Cartoon violence

Cartoon violence

By Gene Edward Veith

Europe finally takes sides in the clash of civilizations

Mailbag

Ounce of prevention My thinking about abortion ("Roe v. Wade," Jan. 21) was challenged a few months before I became pregnant outside of marriage when our…

Being mocked

Being mocked

By John Piper

It's the essence of Christ's work, not Muhammad's

Raining on Spear's parade

Raining on Spear's parade

By Marvin Olasky

Filmmakers erred in hiring a gay activist but made the best of it

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