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Cover Story

Beheaded

Beheaded

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | U.S. and Iraqi leaders are cautious but optimistic after coalition forces cut off al-Qaeda in Iraq leadership, killing Zarqawi and others, in air strike

In this issue: "Death blow," June 17, 2006

Features

When the West blinks

When the West blinks

By Mindy Belz

Iran | A new deal, experts say, is "all carrots all the time"

Always faithful?

Always faithful?

By Jamie Dean

Iraq | With alleged massacres of civilians as the backdrop, the Marine Corps tries to expand the reach of programs that deal with combat stress

Convenient spin

Convenient spin

By Mark Bergin

Climate | Al Gore's film may win an Oscar, but it won't gain many converts

Summer blues

Summer blues

By Clint Rainey

Politics | Back from recess, Senate Republicans have a very bad week

Order in the court

Order in the court

By Lynn Vincent

Supreme Court | Chief Justice Roberts signals a desire for narrow rulings with large majorities, but a slew of new cases may put such collegiality to the test

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Notebook

Program shackled

Program shackled

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Iowa judge orders Prison Fellowship to end successful program

Albert's this & that

Albert's this & that

By John Dawson

Sports | Cardinals first baseman may need six weeks to recover from injury

Columnists

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Cheers & jeers

Cheers & jeers

By Marvin Olasky

You can't please all the secularists all the time

Vile & vulgar

Vile & vulgar

By Joel Belz

But Tom Wolfe's offensive fiction describes a reality parents should take seriously

Fans and fanatics

Fans and fanatics

By Gene Edward Veith

As the World Cup begins, soccer mania brings out Europe's dark side

Defending my Father's wrath

Defending my Father's wrath

By John Piper

God's son bore God's curse in my place

Culture

The Break-Up

The Break-Up

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The results are decidedly mixed, but were it not so crass, this film might actually have qualified as a decent film

X-Men: The Last Stand

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | With director Brett Ratner at the helm, the series sinks into overblown, special-effects-laden silliness

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | The perky 38-year-old has published over a dozen cookbooks and hosts four TV shows

God and Caesar in China

God and Caesar in China

By Jason Kindopp and Carol Lee Hamrin

Books | CONTENT Scholarly essays lay out the Chinese government's attempt to control religion, the interaction of Catholics and Protestants with state regulators, and…

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