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Cover Story

Street-level diplomacy

Street-level diplomacy

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Bottlenecks and gridlock outside, rabid anti-Americanism inside-as the 61st UN General Assembly opens, a city and a president come to grips with terrorists…

In this issue: "Street theater," Sept. 30, 2006

Features

Preaching the gospel of change

Preaching the gospel of change

By Anthony Bradley

Religion | Chad Thompson took the hard road to falling out of love with homosexuality

Balancing act

Balancing act

By Lynn Vincent

National Security | With U.S. seaports ranked among top terror targets, experts debate how to secure shipping without slowing trade

Political survivor

Political survivor

By Joel Belz

Politics | George Allen had a rocky road to the Senate; now a suddenly difficult reelection race could stand in the way of an expected presidential bid

Which way left?

Which way left?

By Priya Abraham

Latin America | South and Central America have two lefts, one reconciled to free trade and one dominated by "throwbacks to the old school." Elections this year will help…

Dispatches

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Content driven

Content driven

By Hugh Hewitt

It's not just John McCain's rhetoric that raises ire

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Notebook

Rush's blitz

Rush's blitz

By John Dawson

Sports | The reality of high school football may surprise some viewers

Columnists

Family calling plan

Family calling plan

By Joel Belz

Here's a cell phone contract that's worth considering

The thing we don't do

The thing we don't do

By Andrée Seu

Forgiveness is hard work

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Sentimental treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

Biographies of three influential Americans who put heart above brain

Culture

Bestselling CDs

By James Blunt, Hinder, Nickelback, Bob Dylan & Mana

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

Dog collared

Dog collared

By John Dawson

Television | The tables turn on A&E's famous bounty hunter

Rescue effort

Rescue effort

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Despite weaknesses, The Guardian does not sink

Camped out

By Mindy Belz

Movies | Jesus Camp is a play on predictability

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