Table of Contents

Cover Story

The people have spoken

The people have spoken

by Mark Bergin, Jill Nelson & Les Sillars

Cover Story | In democratic elections, two lefts don't make a right

In this issue: "The people have spoken," Feb. 4, 2006

Features

Focus on the finances

Focus on the finances

By Jamie Dean

Politics | Ralph Reed may face criminal investigation; released e-mail raises questions about Abramoff and family group

Mum's the word

By Anthony Paul Mator

Politics | Pro-life Democrat Bob Casey stays ahead of Rick Santorum by staying quiet on key issues

Peer review

Peer review

By John Dawson

Culture | Meet Facebook, the most popular online student community that parents and educators have never heard of

USAID's Paul Bonicelli

USAID's Paul Bonicelli

By Les Sillars

Interview | Bonicelli explains how the United States promotes democracy, why there's hope for Iraq, and why culture matters

Dispatches

Quotables

"It's a good thing I didn't die. They would have gotten two more free throws and possession." University of Houston basketball coach Tom Penders on receiving…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Russian antifreeze An Arctic blast that sent temperatures in Moscow to as low as minus 28 degrees Fahrenheit in January, and killed over 30 people, left more…

GOP three

By Hugh Hewitt

Three high-profile races in 2006 feature African-Americans as the likely GOP candidate

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Notebook

End of an era

End of an era

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Good things happen when inflation is low, and Alan Greenspan's tenure as head of the Federal Reserve Board witnessed a strong run for the U.S. economy

Criminal pride

Criminal pride

By John Dawson

Sports | Polish soccer fans are feeling a bit put out that their hooligans aren't as feared as their English cousins

Episcopal exodus

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | The exiting clergy and parish leaders say ECUSA has departed from biblical Anglican faith

Culture

Notable books

By Joel Miller, Fred Barnes, Robert D. Kaplan & Joanne Jacobs

Notable Books | Four noteworthy nonfiction hardbacks

A Distant Thunder

A Distant Thunder

By Zoe Sandvig

Movies | Since its release, it has appeared in several film festivals, including the International Family Film Festival, where it won finalist for best short film

The New World

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Those with the patience to make it to the story's conclusion may be surprised

Columnists

A real test

A real test

By Joel Belz

Questions show what schools once accomplished-with a lot less money than today

Life-changing decisions

Life-changing decisions

By Gene Edward Veith

Court rulings shift euthanasia and abortion battles to the states

Get real

Get real

By Andrée Seu

We all have stories, but who is the main character?

Paper-thin argument

Paper-thin argument

By Marvin Olasky

As the newspaper declines, so does the rationale for conventional objectivity

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Issue Cover