Table of Contents

Cover Story

Not so 'grand' a bargain

Not so 'grand' a bargain

by Mark Bergin

Cover Story | Immigration reform that may help undocumented workers could punish highly skilled foreigners who entered the country legally. And with attention focused on…

In this issue: "Crossing borders," June 23, 2007

Features

Conflict of interest

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | Missouri bill takes those who earn money on abortion out of the sex-ed business

Doctors' orders

Doctors' orders

By Jamie Dean

Crime | Some medical groups are trying to stop physicians from assisting in legal executions, putting the death penalty on hold in several states

Bellwether state

Bellwether state

By Clint Rainey

Costa Rica | Though conflicted about sweeping economic changes, Costa Rica is where Central America looks for pura vida

Gang of 10

Gang of 10

By Lynn Vincent

Human Race | Senate Democrats hold hostage another judgeship

Breaking ranks

Breaking ranks

By Priya Abraham

Sudan | Despite a power-sharing agreement, leaders of Sudan's South are starting to part diplomatic ways with a still-aggressive North

Cut off

Cut off

By Warren Cole Smith

Persecution | Each year Israel denies basic rights to its own citizens-because they are not Jews

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Noteworthy CDs

By Ralph van Raat, The Hilliard Ensemble, Corigliano Quartet, The Dale Warland Singers & Benjamin Loeb

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy classical-music CDs reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Animal planet

Animal planet

By Harrison Scott Key

Movies | Evan Almighty may be billed for adults, but it turns out to be a film that children may like

Calm seas

Calm seas

By John Dawson

Movies | New Ocean's never gets choppy

Cartoon folly

Cartoon folly

By Megan Basham

Movies | Surf's Up's unique elements won't keep parents from squirming

Notebook

King corn

By Timothy Lamer

Money | The push for ethanol is milking dairy consumers

Chips off the old blocks

By John Dawson

Sports | Bonds, Fielder highlight father-son combinations on the diamond

Voices

Living color

Living color

By Joel Belz

A couple of childhood icons come tumbling down

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Holiday and Heaven

Holiday and Heaven

By Andrée Seu

A worship experience south of Cheltenham Avenue

Get out

By Janie B. Cheaney

Fresh air is one proposal gaining ground in the fight against childhood obesity

Marionettes of helplessness

Marionettes of helplessness

By Marvin Olasky

Decisions that lead to scoundrelism come in no dramatic colors

Issue Cover