Table of Contents

Cover Story

Prodigal party

Prodigal party

by Mark Bergin

Cover Story | What party of secularists? Five political strategists have '08 Democrats talking old-time religion

In this issue: "Faith-based campaigning," Jan. 27, 2007

Features

Something fishy

Something fishy

By Becky Perry

Beltway buzz | Playing favorites and other tricks of the political trade in the 110th's first 100 hours

Combat fatigue

By Lynn Vincent

Iraq | Republicans in the Senate divide over Bush plan to send more troops to Iraq

Spreading conflict

Spreading conflict

By Jill Nelson

Middle East | Jimmy Carter loses respect-and friends-over latest book

Classroom Christianity

Classroom Christianity

By Jamie Dean

Education | A unique minor in Christianity and culture highlights the challenges and opportunities for Christian students at secular universities

Bully bear

Bully bear

By Priya Abraham

Russia | Western Europeans fume at Putin's use of energy as a political weapon

Blue dogs hunt

Blue dogs hunt

By Joel Belz

Politics | A conservative Democratic coalition has a provocative agenda for changing politics-as-usual, but will the group's bite be as loud as its bark?

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Get out of jail card

Get out of jail card

By Mindy Belz

Ninth Circuit wins one for the Millennium Bomber

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Quite a sight

Quite a sight

By Megan Basham

Movies | Arthur and the Invisibles is visually arresting but not right for kids

Nine lives

By Mary Hopkins

Television | Crime drama should be in theaters

Men of Letters

Men of Letters

By John Dawson

Movies | Eastwood film packs a brutal, emotional punch

Noteworthy books

By Francine Prose, Edward Mendelson, Michael Ravitch and Diane Ravitch & Melanie Rehak

Notable Books | Four notable books about the power of words

Notebook

Star power

Star power

By John Dawson

Sports | Will David Beckham's arrival bring about a great American soccer awakening?

Production values

Production values

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Unusual weather and OPEC "cheating" bring lower prices to American drivers

Voices

Homeward bound

Homeward bound

By Joel Belz

Public-school advocates cannot compete, so they try to control alternatives

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Sharing the freight

Sharing the freight

By Andrée Seu

Marriage alone is not designed to carry all the emotional load of life

Book of Judith

Book of Judith

By Janie B. Cheaney

Last year's O.J. Simpson controversy was hardly a news cycle-more a news spasm, with development and climax occupying barely a week. Now the elegies have…

Name that president

Name that president

By Marvin Olasky

Who dared to condemn tyranny and "anti-Christian aggression"?

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