Table of Contents

Cover Stories

All's fair in trade and war

All's fair in trade and war

by Priya Abraham

Cover Story Sidebar | Africa's fastest-growing trade partner is a zealous-if not scrupulous-China

Cover Stories

Dead ends in Darfur

Dead ends in Darfur

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | With Sudan blocking outside intervention, crisis in its western province is in a precarious, and deadly, stalemate

In this issue: "Darfur," Nov. 25, 2006

Features

Beyond the border

Beyond the border

By Priya Abraham

Politics | From trade to the UN, Democrats will bring some changes to U.S. foreign policy

Lifting the welcome mat?

Lifting the welcome mat?

By John Dawson

Immigration | Once supporters of a guest-worker program, Capitol Hill Democrats now have to face restrictionists in their own party

Lawyered up

Lawyered up

By Mark Bergin

Elections | This year's post-election calm in the courts may stem from a pre-election litigious roar, but battles over voter fraud continue

Dangerous first step

Dangerous first step

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Scholar Wayne Grudem on how "evangelical feminism" undermines Scripture and leads to theological liberalism

Dispatches

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Judicial wrecking ball

Judicial wrecking ball

By Hugh Hewitt

Patrick Leahy-led congressional committee needs to uphold the nomination process

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Grand design

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Discovering purpose and pleasure in Stranger Than Fiction

Whistling Dixie

Whistling Dixie

By John Dawson

Movies | Spin and self-pity dominate Shut Up & Sing

Judgment calls

Judgment calls

By Megan Basham

Movies | Babel wants to blame government for characters' bad choices

Bestselling CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | The five bestselling internet albums according to Billboard magazine

Notebook

Fire up the computers

Fire up the computers

By John Dawson

Sports | Big 10 matchup may happen twice

Gay union

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Despite conservative challenge, a controversial homosexual megachurch joins mainline denomination

Voices

Quiet time

Quiet time

By Joel Belz

I need a little space right now to sort out what happened on Nov. 7

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Thanksgiving's forgotten ally

Thanksgiving's forgotten ally

By Matthew P. Ristuccia

The first version of the holiday reminds us to repent

Apologizing in public

Apologizing in public

By Marvin Olasky

A straightforward admission always beats a creative dodge

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