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Cover Story

Paradise lost

Paradise lost

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | A rash of school sieges culminates in the violent invasion of a private world-Amish country-and rekindles concern for school safety policies. Where, now, is…

In this issue: "Can't run or hide," Oct. 14, 2006

Features

Braveheart

Braveheart

By Warren Smith

Politics | Sometimes principles and politics do work together

Three-minute judges

Three-minute judges

By Priya Abraham

Uzbekistan | Instant guilty verdicts, aid group shutouts, and persecution mark 15-year President Islam Karimov's power grab as the key U.S. ally heads toward a potenially…

Bunks for drunks

By Mark Bergin

Politics | An experimental social-service project rewards chronic alcoholics with room and board, no strings-or help-attached

Forum fallacy

Forum fallacy

By Stewart Rutledge

Law | Notorious court says library can bar a church from its public meeting room

Power to the people

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | From abortion to stem cells to property rights, some of the most important votes this November will be on ballot measures

Foley failure

Foley failure

By Mark Bergin

Politics | GOP lawmakers looked the other way as colleague sent "sick" messages to teenage boys

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

That telltale scratching

That telltale scratching

By Marvin Olasky

With Foley, both GOP leaders and the media did voters a disservice

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Miracle season

Miracle season

By John Dawson

Movies | Giants presents a gospel message on the big screen

Family feud

By Mary Hopkins

Television | Brothers & Sisters' rage does not a long-lasting drama make

Ordinary animals

Ordinary animals

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Open Season recycles ideas that weren't good the first time

Return to Cookie Mountain

By TV on the Radio

Music | Style: Futuristic electronica, like what guest-background vocalist David Bowie might be doing were he still setting trends. Cautions: "I Was a Lover,"

Notebook

Singled out

Singled out

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Universities go after popular evangelical groups

Enhanced attention

Enhanced attention

By John Dawson

Sports | Report renews steroid speculation

Voices

Torturous question

Torturous question

By Joel Belz

Voices of experience, even a silent one, have much to offer on prisoner treatment

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Small beginnings

Small beginnings

By Matthew P. Ristuccia

Little choices, like climbing a tree, can take wings and fly

Progress report

Progress report

By Marvin Olasky

A changing WORLD amid a subjective TIME

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