Table of Contents

Cover Stories

No way out

No way out

by Mindy Belz & Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Israelis flee south, Lebanese flee west, but for thousands too poor or too ill to leave-and for U.S. and Arab diplomats detangling a war on civilians-weeks of…

Cover Stories

Missing the war

Missing the war

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story Sidebar | Author Samuel Freedman probes the split in Israeli-American Jewish perspective

In this issue: "Exit strategies," Aug. 5, 2006

Features

Rod rules

Rod rules

By Mark Bergin

Parenting | Anti-spanking crusades have triggered bans around the globe and are taking aim at the U.S.-but some defenders of spanking say that many parents do it…

Men of steel

Men of steel

By Clint Rainey

Politics | For black Republicans running for office in these times, it's no cakewalk. WORLD spends a day in the life of candidates Michael Steele and Ken Blackwell

Joshua after Moses

Joshua after Moses

By Priya Abraham

Sudan | South Sudan's new president, Salva Kiir, must take possession after hard-fought war

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Axis of evil

Axis of evil

By Hugh Hewitt

Terrorism: Connections between Iraq, Iran, and North Korea only grow

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

One clean machine Perhaps major appliance makers will adopt a warning label just for folks like Gerard Dougher of Scranton, Pa.: Don't clean your washing…

Reviews

Fearfully and wonderfully made

Fearfully and wonderfully made

By Harrison Scott Key

Television | Fashionistas design an artistic reality show

No doctoring this

No doctoring this

By Mary Hopkins

Television | House succeeds as mystery wrapped in enigma

Scrubbed

Scrubbed

By Mary Hopkins

Television | Bawdy humor + formula-driven comedy = Emmy nominee

The exploited one

The exploited one

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | Kathleen McGowan's The Expected One isn't the first DaVinci Code wannabe

Bestselling books

By Paulo Coelho, Fannie Flagg, Allen Furst & Emily Giffin

Notable Books | Four bestselling hardback novels

Notebook

Loophole blues

Loophole blues

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Presbyterians: Divided Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) prepares for splits and property disputes

The anti-Armstrong

The anti-Armstrong

By John Dawson

Sports | Floyd Landis extends American domination at Tour de France

Ford tough

Ford tough

By John Dawson

Money | Hard times just keep getting harder as the U.S. automaker learns that it costs to cut

Voices

Roots vs. shoots

Roots vs. shoots

By Joel Belz

The "people of faith" label contains both poisonous and edible plants

Slouching toward the comfort zone

Slouching toward the comfort zone

By Andrée Seu

Do our churches want to be Acts normal or American normal?

Pride and fall

Pride and fall

By Marvin Olasky

What we call "acts of God" are sometimes acts of reckless man

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

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