Table of Contents

Cover Story

From hopelessness to hope

From hopelessness to hope

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | The bad news is that so many anti-poverty projects in Africa fail. The good news is that those who learn from the past are not doomed to repeat it, as a visit…

In this issue: "Saving Isaac," Nov. 10, 2007

Features

Forgotten conflict

Forgotten conflict

By Priya Abraham

Congo | With focus on the Middle East, brutal fighting in Congo is worsening

Torture tantrum

Torture tantrum

By Mark Bergin

Politics | What constitutes ill treatment of prisoners is turning into a constitutional test of executive powers

Life decisions

By Jamie Dean

Abortion | How far should pro-life advocates go in working with "abortion grays" to reduce the number of abortions?

Have it your way

Have it your way

By Ethan Campbell

Culture | Todd Wilkerson is the most famous commercial actor you've never seen

Freedom works

Freedom works

By Alex Tokarev

Picks & pans | Author is a voice of reason in a swamp of statist megalomania

Dispatches

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Reviews

Unreal acceptance

Unreal acceptance

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Friends don't let friends descend into Lars-like pathology

Planet propaganda

Planet propaganda

By Megan Basham

Movies | CNN show misses a chance at environmental investigation

Family man

Family man

By Read Schuchardt

Movies | Kids are the fount of wisdom in Dan in Real Life

Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

Video | Subject: American popular music, 1947-2006. Cautions: The young, bawdy Bette Midler; Led Zeppelin's manager on a tirade. Worldview: That America's greatest…

Notebook

Rocky road

By Mark Bergin

Religion | Anti-Mormon ministry sets up shop in one of the religion's most holy cities

Red Sox relief

Red Sox relief

By Marvin Olasky

Sports | Series champs rest from their labors

Crisis avoidance

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Major presidential candidates don't seem to have a Medicare in the world

Middle sex

Middle sex

By Lynn Vincent

Medicine | School board gives out pills but won't give in on reporting sex crimes

Voices

Trifling with the truth

Trifling with the truth

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2008 | Mitt Romney's Mormonism may shed light on his sudden policy changes

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Salt recipe

Salt recipe

By Gene Edward Veith

Studies have long shown that the chances of a child growing up to become a criminal plummet to almost zero if he is raised by two loving parents

Combat and cowardice

Combat and cowardice

By John Piper

Men were not wired to follow women into danger

Fear God, work hard

Fear God, work hard

By Marvin Olasky

From Livingstone to Moffat to the Village of Hope

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