Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Army of volunteers

Army of volunteers

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Architects, businessmen, paramedics, moms, and dads by day, historic Tennessee National Guard unit paid the ultimate price in Iraq by night. This Memorial…

Cover Stories

The second battle

The second battle

by Rachel Houston

Cover Story Sidebar | For many soldiers returning from Iraq, coming home to 'normal' becomes a war on terror of a different sort. The military and the church are finding ways to…

In this issue: "Soldiering on," May 27, 2006

Features

Great escape

Great escape

By Priya Abraham

North Korea | As U.S. policy shifts, refugees find a place in America

Superpower religion

Superpower religion

By Mark Bergin

Culture | Scientology lives on, thanks to superhero gimmickry

Looming storms

By Jamie Dean

National | With rainy season approaching, time is running short to avert disaster

Rescue me

Rescue me

By Kathleen Thorne

Euthanasia | She liberated her husband from a concentration camp, but who will free Lang Yen Thi Vo from the medical establishment?

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Purists' price

By Hugh Hewitt

Politics is a messy business. But majorities require compromise and commitment.

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Notebook

Agents of tolerance

Agents of tolerance

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Despite some differences, Jerry Fallwell now says he could support John McCain for president

Haunted housing

Haunted housing

By Timothy Lamer

Money | The overall economy may be healthy enough to withstand some cooling in the housing market, as long as the cooling does not turn into a freeze.

NHL meltdown

NHL meltdown

By John Dawson

Sports | This just in: Hockey is still dead in the United States.

Columnists

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Hot issue, hot ad

Hot issue, hot ad

By Marvin Olasky

Philosophically and practically, we enjoy marketplace variety

Too many zeroes

By Joel Belz

If the amount spent on a program is beyond comprehension, watch out

Radioactive temple

Radioactive temple

By Gene Edward Veith

Would a modern Stonehenge provoke caution or curiosity in the far-off future?

Be somebody

Be somebody

By Andrée Seu

Find affirmation in Christ or spend a lifetime in terror of standing outside the "local ring"

Culture

Bestselling CDs

By Bruce Springsteen, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, Taking Back Sunday, Godsmack, Andrea Bocelli & Bruce Springsteen

Notable CDs | The five bestselling internet albums according to Billboard magazine May 13

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Dan Brown's frontal assault on the church is softened in Ron Howard's film

Poseidon

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | In our post-9/11, post-Hurricane Katrina world, disasters have lost most of their entertainment value.

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