Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Master to a slave

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | Islamic theology helps explain the treatment of women in traditional Muslim societies

Cover Stories

'A piece of sheep fat in the sun'

'A piece of sheep fat in the sun'

by Priya Abraham

Cover Story | Islamic dissident Ayaan Hirsi Ali has lived the low life apportioned to Muslim women. Now she describes it in a new bestselling autobiography and an interview…

In this issue: "'Infidel'," March 3, 2007

Features

Reforming school reform

Reforming school reform

By Lynn Vincent

Education | Analysts and lawmakers try to rescue No Child Left Behind

Anti-climax

By Becky Perry

Iraq | Historic votes against the Iraq War prove to be less about "don't go" and more about "show"

Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Author Elizabeth Kantor clears away academic propaganda and looks anew at the great books of English and American literature

Showdown in Africa

Showdown in Africa

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | A midnight session narrowly averts a divide between The Episcopal Church and worldwide Anglicans

Raw footage

Raw footage

By Mark Bergin

Media | YouTube bans as inappropriate a video displaying violent verses from the Quran

The jerk

The jerk

Human Race | Al Franken tries serious business

Feminine touch

Feminine touch

By Jamie Dean

Politics | A campaign stop in battleground South Carolina shows Hillary Clinton grappling with how to play the 'woman card'-and how not to play it

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Epidemic

Epidemic

By Mindy Belz

Relief workers fight a lonely battle against rising meningitis

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Youthful transition

Youthful transition

By John Dawson

Sports | New NBA age rule brings talent and storylines to college hoops

Voices

Dog and pony show

Dog and pony show

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2008 | The '08 race is on and the parade of candidates will only increase, but take heart: only 20 months to go

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

'Amen!' 'Preach it!'

'Amen!' 'Preach it!'

By Andrée Seu

Don't lose Christ in the Christian traditions

The half-seen ledger

The half-seen ledger

By Marvin Olasky

It's too soon to say that lives lost in Iraq have been in vain

Culture

Campy fire

Campy fire

By Megan Basham

Movies | Ghost Rider would be B-rate fun, but not for its intended audience

Not so special

By John Dawson

Movies | Poor effects mar the evangelistic Last Sin Eater

Sex in the country

By Mary Hopkins

Television | Men in Trees picks up where Sarah Jessica Parker left off

Bestselling CDs

By delirious?, Jars of Clay, Jonny Lang, Needtobreathe & Newsboys

Notable CDs | Five rock/contemporary Album of the Year nominees for Dove Award

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