Table of Contents

Cover Story

Catching Mitt

Catching Mitt

by Joel Belz

Cover Story | Despite high discomfort level with presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism, the GOP candidate's ratings aren't going down

In this issue: "Is Romney rolling?," May 19, 2007

Features

Ready for 'rupture?'

Ready for 'rupture?'

By Priya Abraham

France | Nicolas Sarkozy will lead a country perhaps not prepped for his kind of change

Stamped out

By Mark Bergin

Media | Large and sudden postal rate hikes threaten the viability of independent magazines

Life change

Life change

Abortion | Amnesty International bows to pressure from pro-abortion forces-and loses allies

The fantasies of power

The fantasies of power

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | The United States has a complex history in the Middle East, says author Michael Oren, and it goes back to the beginning of the republic

Oren interview, continued

Web Extra | Part two of Marvin Olasky's interview with author Michael Oren

Lawyered over

Lawyered over

By Priya Abraham

Vietnam | Lead human-rights attorney in Vietnam gets his own day in court, while U.S. diplomats deliberate on the finer points of defining religious persecution

Kidnapped

Kidnapped

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | The terrorists' stock in trade-abduction-sows chaos and fear among churches

Criminal minds

By Jamie Dean

Politics | House votes to expand hate-crimes law-and put non-hating pastors in jeopardy

French choose a man on the right to lead

By The Editors

Web Extra | With 85 percent voter turnout, Nicolas Sarkozy beats socialist candidate Ségolène Royal to win the presidency

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Overreaching

By Marvin Olasky

Global-warming zealots want to make policy wonks out of pastors

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Lost cause

Lost cause

By John Dawson

Television | Devoted fans are growing restless with ABC's hit mystery show

Stupid test

Stupid test

By Harrison Scott Key

Television | Are You Smarter's symbols resonate, but the show does not

Losing hand

Losing hand

By John Dawson

Movies | Lucky You does too little with what could be a rich subject

Bestselling CDs

By Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Joe Ely, Skaggs & Hornsby, Patty Griffin & Skaggs & Hornsby

Notable CDs | ive most-played Americana albums according to Radio and Records

Notebook

Flying low

Flying low

Medicine | Eighteen months after bird flu hysteria, preparedness meansures garner little attention

Christian help wanted

Christian help wanted

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Settlement clears Christian college to use state website

High pitch

By John Dawson

Sports | Desperate Yankees roll out the red carpet for Roger Clemens

Voices

'Our American friends'

'Our American friends'

By Joel Belz

France's new leader promises changes at home and abroad

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

AA revisited

AA revisited

By Andrée Seu

Does an addiction program keep people chained to sin?

No student is an island

No student is an island

By Marvin Olasky

Remembering the crucial help of a valiant professor

The cool class

By Gene Edward Veith

Biggest hit at this year's White House Correspondents Dinner? Sanjaya

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