Table of Contents

Cover Story

When the lights went out

When the lights went out

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Voters hand Democrats control of Congress in a GOP power failure that ends 12 years of dominance. "We should humbly accept defeat" and "learn the right…

In this issue: "GOP downfall," Nov. 18, 2006

Features

Senate Wrap-Up

Senate Wrap-Up

By John Dawson

Campaign 2006 | A look at some key Senate races in the 2006 election

Gubernatorial Wrap-Up

Gubernatorial Wrap-Up

By John Dawson

Campaign 2006 | A look at the key governor's races in the 2006 election

Boxed ballot

Boxed ballot

By Lynn Vincent

Campaign 2006 | Conservatives took a beating on several important state measures

Shake hands with an old enemy

By Priya Abraham

Nicaragua | Ortega's return to power puts U.S.-Latin America relations on bumpy course

Out of the dark

Out of the dark

By Mark Bergin

Religion | Ted Haggard's secret cost him his ministry, but exposure could grant him New Life

Taking pride in purity

Taking pride in purity

By Mindy Belz

Africa | Uganda's pro-abstinence campaigners launch a World AIDS Day campaign all their own

House Wrap-Up

House Wrap-Up

By John Dawson

Campaign 2006 | A look at some key House races in the 2006 election

Changing the guard

Changing the guard

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | As Rumsfeld resigns at Defense, the Senate sizes up nominee Robert Gates

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Healthy alliances

By Susan Olasky

Big-government opponents and pro-lifers will team up in new Congress

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Rude & crude

Rude & crude

By Priya Abraham

Movies | Clever comedy Borat will appeal most to cult following

Star-struck dancing

By Jamie Dean

Television | ABC creates a hit by pairing B-list celebrities with professional dancers

Dirty rats

Dirty rats

By John Dawson

Movies | Flushed Away has some crude humor but a serious point

Noteworthy books

By John Piper, John Stott, J.I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom & Francis S. Collins

Notable Books | Four hardback books about faith and practice

Notebook

Stop the presses

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Less subscribers forces newspaper industry to bank on a shaky online future

Bite your tongues

Bite your tongues

By John Dawson

Sports | New policy seeks to stop players from complaining about calls

Voices

'Not well enough, not fast enough'

'Not well enough, not fast enough'

By Joel Belz

Why did we have to wait so long for the president to engage us?

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Today's the day

Today's the day

By Russell Board

Each new day is like any other-and no other

Kids calling

By Janie B. Cheaney

Children ages 10-14 are the fastest-growing group of new cell-phone users

Throwing the bums out

Throwing the bums out

By Marvin Olasky

But with a lot of collateral damage

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