Table of Contents

Cover Story

Be prepared

Be prepared

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | With policies on poultry inoculation, vaccine production, and pricing in flux, fighting bird flu is a matter of planning, not panic

In this issue: "Bird flu," June 10, 2006

Features

Shaken faith

Shaken faith

By Mark Bergin

Indonesia | Amid a string of disasters and growing fear of Allah's judgment, Christian ministries are extending mercy

Saving for a rainy day

Saving for a rainy day

By John Dawson

Disaster | Hurricane-ravaged communities this year won't discount the value of making their own disaster plan

Win. Confirm. Cut. Control.

Win. Confirm. Cut. Control.

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Commentator Hugh Hewitt has a slogan to reunify and reelect the GOP in '06

Putting asunder

By Jamie Dean

Divorce | Gay-marriage initiatives aren't the only threat to preserving marriage. Chronic marriage dissolution plagues both society and the church, and government…

'A coming storm'

'A coming storm'

By Lynn Vincent

Government | A federal constitutional amendment may be the only way to head off a church-state clash over same-sex marriage

Missing ingredient

By Jill Nelson

Mideast | A new House report says Israeli-Palestinian leaders are ignoring the core of a peace settlement: their Christian population

Failing the test

Failing the test

By Priya Abraham

Saudi Arabia | Jihadist textbooks live on in Saudi-supported Islamic schools

Playing for keeps

By Clint Rainey

Sports | No-pass/no-play rules may be a hurdle in the way of the real goal: student achievement

Brazen example

By Clint Rainey

Law | As debate mounts over an FBI raid on a legislator's office, some legal scholars question President Bush's unprecedented intervention

Dispatches

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Reviews

Bestselling CDs

By Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Cassandra Wilson, Rosanne Cash, Various artists & Rosanne Cash

Notable CDs | The five bestselling Folk and Blues Albums according to Barnes & Noble

The Lost City

The Lost City

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This 16-years-in-the-making project by director Andy Garcia all but oozes with conviction

The Omen

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | It's hard to come up with a good reason why Twentieth Century Fox decided to remake the landmark 1976 horror film

Notebook

One cheer for Tony

One cheer for Tony

By Timothy Lamer

Money | British Prime Minister Tony Blair wants to increase Britian's retirement age

Road rage

By John Dawson

Sports | There appear to be two sides to Denver QB Jake Plummer's recent traffic accident

Graduation uprising

Graduation uprising

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Court order can't keep God and prayer out of Kentucky high school graduation

Voices

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Great expectations

Great expectations

By Andrée Seu

Blessed are those who wait for the One who comes on a cloud

The joys of school creation

The joys of school creation

By Marvin Olasky

What's a child's future worth?

The puzzle of life

The puzzle of life

By Gene Edward Veith

Not clues to be solved, Christianity is a Word to be accepted

Tariffs and abominations

Tariffs and abominations

By Joel Belz

Honesty and optimism provide a biblical framework for trade debates

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