Table of Contents

Cover Story

Counting the costs

Counting the costs

by John Dawson

Cover Story | Immigration reform may wait, but the tab is running for border-state hospitals-and others-that must provide services to illegal immigrants

In this issue: "Stealth care," Sept. 16, 2006

Features

Speaking her mind

By Lynn Vincent

Education | Brittany McComb is now a freshman at Biola University, but the battle over her censored high-school valedictory speech lives on

Special delivery

Special delivery

By Lynn Vincent

Education | Only a handful of Christian schools provide high-end help for disabled learners

Blogging teens

By Jessica McCaleb

Education | Six homeschoolers are using blogs to rebel against rebellion

Bold exercise in common grace

Bold exercise in common grace

By Joel Belz

Education | J.C. Huizenga's National Heritage Academies are making a difference to thousands of parents

Deadly fall

Deadly fall

By Priya Abraham

International | As bad as the humanitarian crisis in Darfur is, it may soon become a lot worse

Give and take

Give and take

By Jamie Dean

Hurricane Katrina | Displaced residents of public housing are being well supplied by FEMA and others, but they are demanding more

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest news on the week's biggest stories

Interpreting 9/11

Interpreting 9/11

By Hugh Hewitt

Bush opponents think terrorists have done their worst

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Abraham's journey

Abraham's journey

By Lynde Langdon

Medicine | After a court battle, a young Hodgkin's patient is allowed to avoid chemotherapy

Hoya crackdown

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Georgetown University gets tough with campus evangelical groups

Columnists

Meekness of Moses

Meekness of Moses

By Joel Belz

Bible-education groups take a disturbingly detached stance on Scripture

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Pluripotent possibilities

Pluripotent possibilities

By Andrée Seu

A little patience on stem cells might spare the conscience

New Year's greetings

New Year's greetings

By Marvin Olasky

A Rosh Hashanah look at books that will help the Jewish-Christian dialogue

Culture

Straw man

By Harrison Scott Key

Movies | Wicker Man raises good questions but offers no answers

A breed apart

A breed apart

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | British film returns the Lassie story to its classic roots

Racial profiling

By John Dawson

Television | Survivor becomes a battle of the races in its 13th season

Bestselling CDs

By Hellogoodbye, Tom Petty, Slayer, Dixie Chicks, Gnarls Barkley & Chris Smither

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

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