Table of Contents

Cover Story

Romancing the corn

Romancing the corn

by Clint Rainey

Cover Story | The price of a tortilla is going up-and the United States is partly to blame. America's infatuation with ethanol has a price south of the border. And in the…

In this issue: "Tortilla wars," March 10, 2007

Features

Gum-gnats and condom-camels

Gum-gnats and condom-camels

By Lynn Vincent

Sex Education | Maryland school district has an inconsistent definition of "health risks"

Surveys say...

By Mark Bergin

Politics | Tricky poll questions skew what Americans believe about the war in Iraq

Free speech fight

Free speech fight

By Jamie Dean

Culture | Public school sparks debate with classroom presentation on Islam

F is for fat

F is for fat

By Mark Bergin

Education | Obesity report cards fight childhood bulge, but do they also harm self-esteem?

Year of jubilee

Year of jubilee

By John Dawson

Volunteerism | A program modeled on Mormon volunteerism has a challenge convincing Christian college students to take a year-of a lifetime-off

No spelling on Sunday

No spelling on Sunday

By Lynn Vincent

Human Race | Championship bee prospects are no match for Sabbath observance

A long way from Capitol Hill

A long way from Capitol Hill

By Priya Abraham

Africa | Former Senate majority leader finds suffering and war alive and well in Darfur, but signs of peace and reconciliation elsewhere in Africa

Bagels and Plymouth Rock

Bagels and Plymouth Rock

By Becky Perry

Judiciary | High court explores bewildering issues in faith-based challenge

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

The ex-president and his money

The ex-president and his money

By Cal Thomas

Clinton the ex-president's speaking fees pose potential conflict for Clinton the presidential candidate

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Loan rangers

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Default rate by subprime mortgage borrowers is the wild card in a strong economy

Voices

Two pumps

Two pumps

By Joel Belz

Needed: a meter to tell us what the subsidies are

Single-issue politics

Single-issue politics

By Gene Edward Veith

What a candidate believes about abortion tells us how he will treat other issues

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Manifest destiny

Manifest destiny

By Janie B. Cheaney

This is my Father's world, and no "secret" can overcome His purposes

Refining cruelty

Refining cruelty

By Marvin Olasky

An army of compassion finds that war is hell

Culture

Grounded

Grounded

By Megan Basham

Movies | Astronaut Farmer makes much of failure and family

Numbers man

Numbers man

By Harrison Scott Key

Movies | Is Jim Carrey's puzzle worth solving?

Head exam

Head exam

By John Dawson

Movies | Hanssen gets a work-up in Breach

Greening for the gold

Greening for the gold

By Megan Basham

Movies | This year's Academy Awards pushed the cause of global warming

Noteworthy books

By Pamela Aidan, Linda Berdoll, Paula Marantz Cohen & Carrie Bebris

Notable Books | Four new novels inspired by Jane Austen

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