Table of Contents

Cover Story

Where poppies grow

Where poppies grow

by Priya Abraham

Cover Story | With renewed fighting, Afghanistan's opium trade-the largest in the world-is a persistent block to security and development

In this issue: "Opium wars," May 12, 2007

Features

Beyond Kyoto

Beyond Kyoto

By Mark Bergin

Environment | As European climate-change policies crumble, the U.S. approach is finding vindication

Electioneering vs. free speech

Electioneering vs. free speech

By Becky Perry

Judiciary | Uneasy allies join to battle campaign-finance reform restrictions in high court

Speaking our language

Speaking our language

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | The Supreme Court's ruling on partial-birth abortion-and especially its clear description of the horrifying procedure-may give momentum to pro-life…

Are you my mother?

Are you my mother?

By Barbara Curtis

Family | One little girl, two mothers, three multi-state litigations, and four years add up to a custody battle that only the Supreme Court may be able to resolve

You bet your life

You bet your life

By John Dawson

Human Race | Centenarian scores

Final verdict

Final verdict

By Clint Rainey

Nicaragua | American Eric Volz awaits an end to his case that U.S. friends-and U.S. officials-have so far been powerless to sway

Family ties

Family ties

By Jill Nelson

Terrorism | Saudi royals come under attack from the radicals they once courted

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Retreat & repeat

By Cal Thomas

Democrats, the enemy is watching you

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Wasted time

Wasted time

By Megan Basham

Movies | Bad acting in Next mars promising sci-fi source material

Impure purity

Impure purity

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Elegantly structured film shows the tragic nature of civil war

Hidden treasures

Hidden treasures

By John Dawson

Video | Planet Earth documentary offers rare glimpses of nature's wonders

Bestselling books

By Jodi Picoult, Mohsin Hamid, Laura Lippman, Norman Mailer & Kabul Beauty School

Notable Books | Four bestselling hardback novels - reviewed by Susan Olasky

Notebook

Crime and punishment

Crime and punishment

By John Dawson

Sports | A few star players pay a draft-day price for bad behavior off the field

Voices

Junk the junk mail

By Joel Belz

And do something really significant with what's left over

Who but a mother?

Who but a mother?

By John R. Erickson

Her lessons last a lifetime

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Betrayal

Betrayal

By Andrée Seu

Undermining the gospel in the pursuit of relevance

Piercing the skull

By Marvin Olasky

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy's honest abortion language pierce the veil?

Issue Cover