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Cover Story

Cities of refuge

Cities of refuge

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | With Kurds playing an increasing role in Iraq's security-and the future of U.S. involvement up for debate-their homeland is morphing into a haven from the…

In this issue: "Safe haven," Sept. 15, 2007

Features

Bottom up

By Jamie Dean

Katrina | The need for volunteers in the Gulf Coast shows no signs of abating

States of confusion

States of confusion

By Jamie Dean

Politics | Major changes in the primary calendar mean major challenges for candidates

Not so fast

Not so fast

By Mark Bergin

Education | Baylor's treatment of an ID-advancing research lab has shifted from friendly to fire

Bleeding Kansas

Bleeding Kansas

By Lynn Vincent

National | Pro-lifers say the state is not enforcing its law against post-viability abortion

'Joyful Christians'

'Joyful Christians'

By Priya Abraham

Human Race | The murder of a pastor and his wife is another stripe of persecution for Pakistani Christians

Islam 101?

By Alisa Harris

Religion | Parents, pundits, and pedagogues battle over New York's Arabic school

Olympic opportunity

Olympic opportunity

By Priya Abraham

China | As the 2008 games bring attention to China, activists hope to shine a spotlight on the country's human-rights abuses

Knowing what to say

By Joel Belz

Religion | Pastor D. James Kennedy dies at the age of 76

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

The natural

The natural

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Rick Ankiel finds his way back into baseball as an outfielder

Columnists

'Subprime' behavior

'Subprime' behavior

By Joel Belz

We are all part of the mounting mortgage mess

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Down syndrome dangers

Down syndrome dangers

By Joni Eareckson Tada

A new prenatal policy is the worst kind of social engineering

Modesty ablaze

Modesty ablaze

By Janie B. Cheaney

Author Wendy Shalit hopes to make modesty stylish

Appeasement vs. firmness

By Marvin Olasky

Two responses to the Muslim offensive against liberty

Culture

Dawn doesn't rise

By Priya Abraham

Movies | Ham-handed account of Mormon murderers proves shallow

Noteworthy CDs

By Luc Beauséjour, Audrey Boreyko/SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Artur Pizarro, András Schiff & Zehetmair Quartett

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

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