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Cover Story

No playing at recess

No playing at recess

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | U.S. Ambassador John Bolton takes his UN tenure by storm and by smile

In this issue: "Who's laughing now?," April 8, 2006

Features

Kadmia, but close

Kadmia, but close

By Marvin Olasky

Israel | Low voter turnout pushes an election too close for comfort in a country too small for a margin of error

Still ticking

Still ticking

By Anthony Paul Mator

Science | Intelligent design finds new life after Dover defeat

Texas two-step

By John Dawson

Politics | Ralph Reed escapes prosecution; Tom DeLay associate may not

Revolution spirit

Revolution spirit

By Jamie Dean

Belarus | Despite postelection crackdown and jail terms, a determined opposition lives on in former Soviet republic

Justice & mercy

Justice & mercy

By Lynn Vincent

Crime | When a repentant man goes free for another man's murder, how do survivors cope?

Minding Mississippi

Minding Mississippi

By Jamie Dean

Disaster | Volunteers and locals continue the long, slow, and unheralded process of rebuilding after Katrina

Dispatches

"I'm used to people judging me without even knowing me. I'm in high school." Teenager and pro golfer Michelle Wie on how she deals with trash talking from…

The Buzz

The latest news on the week's biggest stories

Gator bait

Gator bait

Oddball occurences

Three strikes and ...

Three strikes and ...

By Hugh Hewitt

John McCain should hope that presidential politics allows every batter four strikes

Reviews

Bestselling books

By John Grogan, Immaculee Ilibagizi, Deborah Tannen & David Jeremiah

Notable Books | Four bestselling nonfiction hardbacks

Tsotsi

Tsotsi

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this year

The Evidence

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | We've seen it all before

Doctor Who

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Worldviews are scrambled, but there is no sex, bad llanguage, or gore

Notebook

Cutting back

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Money woes continue to dog the mainline denominations

The shoe fits at the big dance

The shoe fits at the big dance

By John Dawson

Sports | Cinderella teams are supposed to exit in the Sweet 16. Tell that to George Mason University-perhaps the most unlikely Final Four team ever

Voices

Who's fault is it?

Who's fault is it?

By Marvin Olasky

Turkish TV suggests the inadequacy of Islamist complaints

Braver new world

Braver new world

By Andrée Seu

Is Christianity in America a sun rising or setting?

'I am not afraid to die'

'I am not afraid to die'

By Joel Belz

Could one man's testimony be the seed of something great in Afghanistan?

Escalating depravity

Escalating depravity

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies that "disturb and disgust" appeal to the "tang of evil"

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