Table of Contents

Cover Story

Sailing into harm's way

Sailing into harm's way

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | With an abrupt change of orders, a Pacific carrier group heads to the Persian Gulf, doubling U.S. naval presence just as more Mideast tension flares

In this issue: "The surge is on," Feb. 3, 2007

Features

No girls allowed

No girls allowed

By Mark Bergin

Black History Month | Single-sex schools help African-American boys succeed-but remain controversial

Descent into destruction

Descent into destruction

By Marvin Olasky

Black History Month | What's holding up black progress in America? Journalist and author Juan Williams points to black leaders and icons who turn away from black family values

'Holy hip-hop'

'Holy hip-hop'

By Mark Bergin

Black History Month | Calvinism meets thumping baselines in a new breed of Christian rap

Coach Calm

Coach Calm

By Russ Pulliam

Human Race | Colts' Tony Dungy puts faith to work on sidelines

Hybrid coalition

Hybrid coalition

By Priya Abraham

Energy | A new Congress adds momentum to an odd alliance of conservative "cheap hawks" and liberal "tree huggers"

'Hard is not hopeless'

'Hard is not hopeless'

By Jamie Dean

Iraq | Before a skeptical Senate committee, Lt. Gen. David Petraeus outlines strategy for taming Islamic violence in Baghdad

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Double standard

Double standard

By Cal Thomas

Clinton watchers should remember Rick Lazio

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Lifting the veil

Lifting the veil

By Jamie Dean

Movies | The ugliness of disease and sin is the backdrop for Painted Veil's beauty

Killer instinct

By Mary Hopkins

Television | Dexter asks viewers to identify with the very darkest impulses

Walking fine lines

By John Dawson

Movies | Pan's Labyrinth is a fairy tale that isn't for the faint of heart

Bestselling CDs

By Queen, Daughtry, John Mayer, Switchfoot, The Fray & Queen

Notable CDs | Five best-selling digital albums according to Billboard

Notebook

Setting up snares

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Surveys suggest that love of riches is gaining in respectability among young Americans

Peyton's place

Peyton's place

By John Dawson

Sports | Super Bowl may determine the legacy of Indianapolis star quarterback

Voices

Evangelical steamroller

Evangelical steamroller

By Joel Belz

The climate is changing for the worse in environmental debates

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Letter from prison

Letter from prison

By Robert Fahrbach

"You have not messed up your life to the point ware God cant fix it"

Wintry treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

New books challenge views of the past, assumptions about the future

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