Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Window shopping

Window shopping

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Voters may want a candidate who does not exist, but for now they'll take him, or her, or him, or some of each

Cover Stories

Gambling man

Gambling man

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story Sidebar | Rudy Giuliani's late-to-the-table strategy will be tested Jan. 29

Cover Stories

Is Mike Huckabee conservative?

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | An interview with the candidate on the eve of showdown contests

In this issue: "Signs and wonders," Jan. 26, 2008

Features

See no evil

See no evil

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | Violence against pro-life activists goes unreported by the mainstream media

Execution, not surgery

Execution, not surgery

By Daniel James Devine

Supreme Court | Lethal injection case meets skeptical justices but could become a trial for states with capital punishment

Credibility test

By Jill Nelson

Pakistan | Will Musharraf allow transparency in post-Bhutto elections?

Soft targets

Soft targets

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | Attacks on churches in Baghdad and other cities show that, despite U.S. security gains, Christians are vulnerable to Islamic terrorists

Faith, hope and pixie dust

Faith, hope and pixie dust

By Alex Wainer

Entertainment | Disney profits by returning to its roots

Hannah's kids

Hannah's kids

By Zoe Sandvig

Where are they now? | Children of Mine Center volunteers persevere with at-risk kids

Accumulation basics

Accumulation basics

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Time is on the side of those who begin building wealth when they are young

Restless retiree

Restless retiree

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Radical robber, Christian poverty-fighter Gerry Phelps is redeeming time

'Church' and state

'Church' and state

By Rusty Leonard & Warren Smith

Charity | Religious nonprofit organizations are required to share their tax returns

Memorial Park Presbyterian Church

Memorial Park Presbyterian Church

Houses of God | Memorial Park Presbyterian Church began as a mission congregation meeting in a schoolhouse outside Pittsburgh in 1941 and today has over 1,600 members on a…

Cutting off the ultimate resource

Cutting off the ultimate resource

By Alisa Harris

Abortion | Hidden in UNFPA's annual report is an agenda to eliminate poor people, not help them

Crayons and Qurans

Crayons and Qurans

By Mark Bergin

Religion | Controversy over exposing Michigan second-graders to world religions raises questions about the role of the public school

LOST cause

LOST cause

By Timothy Lamer

Politics | The Law of the Sea Treaty is not dead, but opposition from conservative senators may keep it from surfacing this year

Human Race

By Kristin Chapman

Human Race | DIED: Sir Edmund Hillary, 88, who along with his guide Tenzing Norgay became the first man to reach the top of Mount Everest, died Jan. 11. After his…

Dispatches

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Not-so-great Britain

By Cal Thomas

Muslims are radically changing the United Kingdom

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Murderer's row

Murderer's row

By Meghan Keane

Movies | With Cassandra's Dream, Woody Allen returns to old themes and inevitable endings

Rich man/poor man

Rich man/poor man

By Mark Hemingway

Movies | Bucket List treats life and death issues to pop philosophy

Pirates of produce

Pirates of produce

By David J. Sanders

Movies | New VeggieTales venture has a veiled message

Fragile love

Fragile love

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Atonement is a mature and heartbreaking romance

On the way to what?

On the way to what?

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Evangelical ascendancy to the halls of power in the United States is not enough

Noteworthy books

By Tom Standage, Patty Kirk, Judith Jones & Mark Winne

Notable Books | Four books with food themes reviewed by Susan Olasky

Little but alive

Little but alive

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Embryos may not grip public attention, but authors Robert George and Chris Tollefsen say they deserve respect and protection

He's here

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | I'm Not There soundtrack gives reason to explore the singer-songwriter's opus

Great ones are rare

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Peterson took jazz beyond good

Noteworthy CDs

By Valentin Silvestrov, Lucy Parham, Joanna David, Martin Jarvis, The Choir of All Saints' Church, Beverly Hills & Atlanta Chamber Players

Notable CDs | Five new or recent classical CDs reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

'I am deeply sorry'

'I am deeply sorry'

By Mark Bergin

Sports | One former major league cheater chooses remorse over retribution

Voices

Shadow of Larry Burkett

Shadow of Larry Burkett

By Joel Belz

Financial guru's timing was off, but his remedy is right on

Missed opportunity

Missed opportunity

By Mindy Belz

Christians are suffering in the Middle East, the cradle of their religion, and the president didn't seem to notice

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Food for thought

Food for thought

By Andrée Seu

Idolatry can be a problem for both the thick and the thin

Not a mission impossible

Not a mission impossible

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2008 | Christians and libertarians can unite on difficult issues

Going negative

Going negative

By Tony Woodlief

Are Christians unChristian?

Ivy League for free

Ivy League for free

By Janie B. Cheaney

The neoclassical ideal of liberal education prospers online

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