Table of Contents

Cover Stories

On the border of brinkmanship

On the border of brinkmanship

by Becky Perry & Mindy Belz

Cover Story | With its nuclear test and worldwide isolation, North Korea turns the last remaining Cold War front into a first-rate hot zone

Cover Stories

Drama in real life

Drama in real life

by Priya Abraham

Cover Story Sidebar | For Yoduk Story's director and crew the stage is both the stuff of dreams and of deadly reality for those stuck in North Korea's prison camps

Cover Stories

Choose your weapon

Choose your weapon

by Jill Nelson

Cover Story Sidebar | When it comes to Iran and nuclear armaments, it's "rusty and derelict" sanctions from without or hope for regime change within

In this issue: "Double trouble," Oct. 21, 2006

Features

Learning from mistakes, the hard way

By Lynde Langdon

Medicine | Three preemie deaths reveal the dark side of medicine: Health-care workers are human, too

A new jihad

A new jihad

By Mindy Belz

Horn of Africa | Attacks on Christians in Ethiopia could signal a new African conflict

Homeward bound

Homeward bound

By Jamie Dean

Adoption | Ten years after landmark bill, tens of thousands more children find permanent families

Successful failure

Successful failure

By Mark Bergin

Politics | McCain-Feingold ban on soft-money broadcasting has subliminal effect on Election '06

Outing expedition

Outing expedition

By John Dawson

Politics | Liberal group and liberal press try to foment election-season angst among conservative Christian groups

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Crucial decision

Crucial decision

By Hugh Hewitt

Evangelicals know better than to stay home on Nov. 7

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

A tamer bull

A tamer bull

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Sluggish real estate and commodities bring a Dow rebound

Culture

Crime and consequences

Crime and consequences

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | The Departed brilliantly depicts man's depravity

Royal slaughter

Royal slaughter

By Priya Abraham

Movies | Forest Whitaker rules in The Last King of Scotland

Ordinary people

By John Dawson

Television | Friday Night Lights has feel of reality

Columnists

Red tide rising

Red tide rising

By Joel Belz

It is no accident that Republican states are gaining the most population

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Plucked out of the burning

By Andrée Seu

From beneath the Castle of Despair, God is pleased to build His kingdom

Looking down, looking up

By Marvin Olasky

Politics and muckraking are necessary but not sufficient

Causes and effects

Causes and effects

By Gene Edward Veith

What is wrong with this picture?

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