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Cover Story

Handcuffing prisons

Handcuffing prisons

by Joel Belz

Cover Story | A court decision could put an end to a successful rehab program that is cutting the rate of repeat offenses-all because it lacks "adequate safeguards" against…

In this issue: "Help on the inside," Aug. 12, 2006

Features

Purpose-driven life

Purpose-driven life

By Lynn Vincent

Cinema | Five years later, a survivor of the Twin Towers' collapse-and real-life hero of the new movie World Trade Center-sees each day as an opportunity to "do right"

Taking it to the states

Taking it to the states

By Lynde Langdon

Medicine | With presidential veto, stem-cell battle is far from over

High & dry

High & dry

By Jamie Dean

Climate | Record heat and a drought that won't end are hurting livestock and lives

Old-time religion

Old-time religion

Politics | The stars of yesterday headline a conference for conservative students-and that's fine with the youngsters

Wartime propaganda

Wartime propaganda

By Jill Nelson

Middle East | Arab stations exploit graphic images and doctor footage to pump anti-Israel, anti-U.S. fervor

Dispatches

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

War crimes

War crimes

By Hugh Hewitt

Democrats cannot bring themselves to condemn terror

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Reviews

Best-selling CDs

By Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Various Performers, The Early November, Thom Yorke & Johnny Cash

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

Instant message

By Harrison Scott Key

Television | Show about motivational speakers falls flat

Oliver's twist

Oliver's twist

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | World Trade Center is sober, inspiring-and nothing like anything Oliver Stone has made before

Notebook

Cruel to be kind

Cruel to be kind

By Timothy Lamer

Money | The House passes an increase in the minimum wage that could hurt the poor workers it's meant to help

Image makeover

By John Dawson

Sports | Can the Raiders shed the bad-boy rep?

Voices

Wanted: Judges like Solomon

Wanted: Judges like Solomon

By Joel Belz

Why should candor and common sense be elusive?

Race to the bottom

Race to the bottom

By Andrée Seu

The only one making money in Atlantic City is Donald Trump

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Temptations of the rich

Temptations of the rich

By Marvin Olasky

Congress has an opportunity to end tax-supported beachfront vacation homes

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