Table of Contents

Cover Story

Born again?

Born again?

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Looking to regain its base, the Democratic Party is restating its liberal program in religion-friendly terms

In this issue: "Looking for votes," March 11, 2006

Features

Unlikely praise

Unlikely praise

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Liberal author Michael Kazin on fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan as a hero for the left

Breakout Republicans

Breakout Republicans

By Clint Rainey

Politics | The GOP tries to make inroads with Hispanics, the nation's largest minority group and one way too big for a highchair

Southern discomfort

Southern discomfort

By Jamie Dean

Georgia | Ralph Reed sees his lead dwindle in his run for lieutenant governor

Regular Joe

Regular Joe

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | High court victory lifts "racketeer" label from veteran pro-lifer

Transgender retreat

By Mark Bergin

Oregon | Public opposition thwarts push for coed toilets and showers

Playing with knives

By Rachel Houston

Health | As many as 2 million Americans are turning their inner pain into external wounds

Dispatches

Quotables

Quotables

"An auction bid is not always a rational decision." Auction official Boyd Browning on a Feb. 28 bidding war for a 2-year-old colt that hasn't yet run a race.

The Buzz

The Buzz

INDIA Thousands of protesters in Bombay and other cities did not dampen Bush administration enthusiasm over a U.S.-India pact cemented on March 2 during the…

A Hollywood production

By Hugh Hewitt

In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 10, which laid a tax of 50 cents a pack on cigarettes. Since then the taxes from this initiative have…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Destruction instruction Southern California prosecutors are going after a different sort of terrorist. A federal grand jury indicted a radical…

Notebook

Aging ace

Aging ace

By John Dawson

Sports | Roger Clemens intends to pitch for Team USA this month

Unity how?

Unity how?

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Leaders of the World Council of Churches say they want unity with those outside their organization, but they seem to be going about it the wrong way

Columnists

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of misery

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of misery

By Marvin Olasky

Genetically engineered joy would blind us to important truths

A close shave

A close shave

By Matthew P. Ristuccia

Vanity made a strong case, but courtesy conquered

Hooked on books

By Joel Belz

Forget the reading technique and focus on the stories

Ancient enemies

Ancient enemies

By Gene Edward Veith

Why Sunnis and Shiites hate each other as much as they hate the West

Mailbag

God's creation Gene Edward Veith hit the nail on the head about marriage being created and ordained by God ("Present at the creation," Feb. 11). It is…

Culture

Bestselling CDs

By Ray Davies, Jack Johnson and friends, James Blunt, K.T. Tunstall & Teddy Thompson

Notable CDs | The five bestselling Triple-A (adult album alternative) CDs

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This cold-blooded Western also illustrates the "action of grace"

The Office

The Office

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | The Office (NBC, Thursdays, 9:30 ET) is the American version of a British comedy that racked up loyal fans on BBC America for its dry satire of the…

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