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Cover Story

Profiles in public service

Profiles in public service

by Marvin Olasky & Russ Pulliam

Cover Story | Are there still public servants in Washington? Not grasping for power, but ready to give it up? That's at the heart of a Christian understanding of how to…

In this issue: "A few good men," May 6, 2006

Features

Racing to run a city that is not

Racing to run a city that is not

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | It's the candidates who did not make New Orleans' runoff election roster-conservatives-who can swing mayoral results. But will the voters show?

Heartland uprising

Heartland uprising

By John Dawson

Politics | Massive protests by illegals create a backlash that is spreading far away from the Border Belt

Poll positioning

Poll positioning

By Jamie Dean

GOP | Moderates and conservatives mix it up on the way to winning votes

'Affordable' health care

'Affordable' health care

By Victoria Holowink

Health | Should Connecticut follow Massachusetts' lead?

Get the lead out

Get the lead out

By Mark Bergin

Business | Mindless environmentalism threatens to undermine electronics industry

Black man's world?

Black man's world?

By Anthony Bradley

Culture | Hip hop doesn't just dominate urban youth culture; it's also the music of choice attracting suburban white-and Christian-kids

Dispatches

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest news on the week's biggest stories

Gas price primer

By Hugh Hewitt

Gas prices depend on supply and demand, and the biggest risks to supply are geopolitical

Quick Takes

Oddball occurences

Reviews

Nashville Star

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Now in its fourth season, this American Idol imitator has discovered some good talent

American Dreamz

American Dreamz

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | In lampooning President Bush and American Idol, this film exposes Hollywood's strange political pathologies.

Bestselling books

By Tyler Perry, Bart D. Ehrman, Jon Meacham & Billy Graham

Notable Books | Four bestselling nonfiction hardbacks

Notebook

Bean ball

Bean ball

By John Dawson

Sports | Jose Mesa is three-for-three in hitting former teammate Omar Vizquel

Gathering storm

Gathering storm

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Next month's general assembly could break apart the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Crying all the way to the bank

Crying all the way to the bank

By Timothy Lamer

Money | American bank customers are paying billions in fees for simple checking accounts

Voices

The new baby boom

The new baby boom

By Joel Belz

Remember all the jokes about big families?

Dhimmi-nized

Dhimmi-nized

By Gene Edward Veith

Scared Westerners single out one religion for kid-gloves treatment

This body of death

This body of death

By Andrée Seu

Carry it well and carry it all the time

Re-defining moment

Re-defining moment

By Marvin Olasky

Time to reflect on what compassionate conservatism is-and isn't

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

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