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Cover Story

Elephant in the room

Elephant in the room

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | What do evangelical voters want? At the Washington summit religious right voters focused on front-runners who lack their core values while a loyal backfield…

In this issue: "Elephant in the room," Nov. 3, 2007

Features

Rowling's outing

Rowling's outing

By Harrison Scott Key

Human Race | A surreal U.S. book tour for Potter fans

Twelve is not enough

Twelve is not enough

By Clint Rainey

Adoption | The Faskes, like other families, adopt, adopt, and adopt some more

Campaign at your own peril

Campaign at your own peril

By Priya Abraham

Pakistan | She survived one assassination attempt, but threats against Benazir Bhutto aren't over

Coming up empty

Coming up empty

By Mark Bergin

Crime | After 19 days of deliberation, a federal judge declares a mistrial in a landmark terrorism financing case

One for the books

One for the books

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | With a 107-count criminal complaint, Planned Parenthood and one of the nation's toughest laws on abortion face landmark test

The fire this time

The fire this time

By Lynn Vincent

Disaster | Families hit twice in four years by catastrophic wildfires face the prospect of another grueling recovery effort

Dispatches

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

World Series report

World Series report

By Marvin Olasky

The pro-Christian New York Times

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Notebook

Oral examination

Oral examination

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Lawsuit against ORU prompts investigation of scandalous "report"

Columnists

God's big spigot

God's big spigot

By Joel Belz

Are we headed for another of Elijah's showdowns?

Outside in

By Andrée Seu

Where you stand makes a big difference in what you see

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

By Marvin Olasky

Giving thanks for WORLD's staff

Culture

Bestselling Books

By Richard Russo, Ann Packer, Junot Díaz, Tom Perrotta & Alisa Harris

Notable Books | Four bestselling novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

A film apart

A film apart

By Priya Abraham

Movies | The story and the makers behind the Bella do not come from Central Casting

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