Table of Contents

Cover Story

Virtual front-runners

Virtual front-runners

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | The internet is changing the way candidates run for president-at least Democratic candidates. Republicans are scrambling to make up online ground

In this issue: "The yoot vote," Aug. 4, 2007

Features

Marriage matters

Marriage matters

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Author David Blankenhorn argues in a new book against same-sex marriage-and for leaving homosexuality out of the debate

Religious cleansing

Religious cleansing

Human Race | China and the APA stumble in dealing with Christians, India aborts itself into a female crisis, and other global news

Scariest thing of all

By Megan Basham

Web Extra | In extreme horror form, 1408 protagonist wants to rob victims of hope in an afterlife

Zeal for the lost

Zeal for the lost

By Priya Abraham

Afghanistan | Taliban kidnapping of 23 Korean missionaries reveals the perils for church soldiers

Pass the buck

Pass the buck

By Mark Bergin

Environment | Carbon offsets allow environmentalists to preach green but pay someone else to live it

The end of the wand

The end of the wand

By Susan Olasky

Books | J.K. Rowling says goodbye to Harry Potter with echoes of Tolkien, Lewis, and Star Wars

A plain letter, please

By Mindy Belz

Web Extra | The cause of war needs a new spokesman

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Going hoppin'

Going hoppin'

By Priya Abraham

Movies | Fun overcomes kitsch and cliché in Hairspray remake

Ugly propaganda

Ugly propaganda

By Megan Basham

Movies | Unfunny and offensive, Chuck and Larry bashes Christians

Talk of the town

Talk of the town

By John Dawson

Movies | Talk to Me tells the funny, vulgar, and sad story of Petey Green

Bestselling Books

By Martin Cruz Smith, Ian McEwan, Annie Dillard, Ann Brashares & Megan Rieger

Notable Books | Four bestselling hardback novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Notebook

Museum with a message

Museum with a message

By Daniel James Devine

Science | The controversial $27 million Creation Museum tells a story both subtle and sublime

Summer of discontent

Summer of discontent

By John Dawson

Sports | NBA worries about its future in the wake of officiating scandal

Safety last

Safety last

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Concerned about global warming and "oil addiction," Congress gets set to force Americans into more dangerous cars

Voices

'Like a feral beast'

'Like a feral beast'

By Joel Belz

Tony Blair's media critique gets "rubbished" and ignored

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

'He came as a flood'

'He came as a flood'

By Andrée Seu

The hand of the Lord in Antioch, and Wales, and Korea, and . . .

Two kinds of smarts

Two kinds of smarts

By Marvin Olasky

The president has failed to let truth and falsehood grapple

Flame burns on

Flame burns on

By Janie B. Cheaney

Katherine Erin Woodiwiss' novels sold over 36 million copies worldwide

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