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Cover Story

The battle for Baghdad

The battle for Baghdad

by Jill Nelson

Cover Story | Fighting the insurgency has commander John Campbell manning two offices, two new brigades, an outsized dose of optimism, and one plea: more time

In this issue: "Street warfare," April 7, 2007

Features

A thousand words

By Jamie Dean

Abortion | South Carolina lawmakers hope an ultrasound law will persuade women to choose life

Fearing not

Fearing not

By Jamie Dean

Entertainment | Old Testament plagues in The Reaping don't rattle the spiritual cages of star Hilary Swank or director Stephen Hopkins

Millions served

Millions served

By Lynn Vincent

Charity | Community centers launched by McDonald's heiress spread help and hope

Denying care

Denying care

By The Editors

Human Race | Correction and clarification in the Merrill case

In-house training

In-house training

By Becky Perry

Religion | Inmates need hope plus opportunity; faith-based prison program helps with both

Power of attorneys

Power of attorneys

By Mark Bergin

Politics | The botched firings of eight federal prosecutors have the White House playing defense and Congress smelling blood

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Cold facts

Cold facts

By Mark Bergin

Gore's testimony does not meet the reality test

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

NRA liberals

NRA liberals

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Reviewers overcome disgust for guns to praise Shooter

Turtle therapy

Turtle therapy

By John Dawson

Movies | Late '80s cartoon heroes find themselves with grown-up problems

Religious Idols

Religious Idols

By Harrison Scott Key

Television | What fans want is for the finalists to just sing

Bestselling CDs

By Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks & Neil Young

Notable CDs | Five bestselling albums according to Barnes & Noble - by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

'I'm on the Lord's side'

'I'm on the Lord's side'

By Russ Pulliam

Sports | Challenged over award, Super Bowl champion Tony Dungy declares support for marriage amendment

Taxing treadmill

Taxing treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

Money | Americans without accountants don't have to go it alone in preparing their taxes

Voices

Strategic defense initiative

Strategic defense initiative

By Joel Belz

Two profoundly different kingdoms call for two entirely different war plans

Christians & Pharisees

Christians & Pharisees

By Marvin Olasky

Bridging Easter and Passover calls for grace and patience

Moveable feast

Moveable feast

By Andrée Seu

Life and faith are dishes served up one moment at a time

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

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