Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Pricing power

Pricing power

by Timothy Lamer

Cover Story Sidebar | With enough political courage, Congress could do something about higher food prices

Cover Stories

Feed My people

Feed My people

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | For Christian relief groups, the job of feeding the world's poor just got harder. Understanding what sparked the food price spike is crucial to surviving and…

In this issue: "Food fight," May 3, 2008

Features

Not enough dough

Not enough dough

By Mark Bergin

Haiti | A lack of crops for subsistence and investment for the economy leaves Haitians brutally vulnerable to global food trends

Beyond charity

Beyond charity

By Mark Bergin

Relief work | Simple design solutions are revolutionizing the undeveloped world one grateful village at a time

Young and restless

Young and restless

By Jamie Dean

Politics | A surge in political interest among youthful voters helps Democrats

Jail-time evangelism

Jail-time evangelism

By Jill Nelson

Laos | The ongoing crackdown against Laotian pastors is spreading the gospel through prisons

Hidden apartheid

Hidden apartheid

By Paul David Glader

India | For lower-caste Indians in America, injustice and discrimination can persist

Consider the source

Consider the source

By Les Sillars

Media | Journalism's latest self-congratulatory monument to itself, the Newseum, opens

The grand tour

The grand tour

By Richard N. Ostling

Religion | The pope in his U.S. visit was specific in criticizing the church, general in his critique of culture and politics

Avoiding excess

Avoiding excess

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Too much diversity, debt, and concern over taxes make for irresponsible investing

A patient Peterson

A patient Peterson

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | The pastoral author and his wife lead a quiet life

Healing hands

Healing hands

By Rusty Leonard and Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Medical Teams International seeks to "show Jesus in action" after disasters

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | All Saint's Baptist Church

Crime and punishment

Crime and punishment

By Jamie Dean

Russia | An American pastor goes to jail in Moscow

Human Race

Human Race | VICTORIOUS: Driver Danica Patrick made history April 20 when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. The 26-year-old, who has participated in 50…

Looking ahead

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

The battle of ideas in America

The battle of ideas in America

By Marvin Olasky

Religion | Evangelical declaration takes aim at slaves to political fashion

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Weathered win

Weathered win

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The only true victor of the tournament? Augusta National golf course

Voices

Off-key

Off-key

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2008 | Singing the mother tongue is harder than it looks

Obama's audacity

Obama's audacity

By Cal Thomas

Campaign 2008 | Candidate seeks-and gets-cover pro-life Democrats

God as author

By Gene Edward Veith

A writer is far more involved than a watchmaker

Less than zero

Less than zero

By Janie B. Cheaney

Moral confusion reigns in student sexual harassment rules

Structural evil vs. simple good

Structural evil vs. simple good

By Matthew P. Ristuccia

A mother teaches her sons how to fight

Those other races

Those other races

By Mindy Belz

All politics may be more local than you think

A game of risk

A game of risk

By Andrée Seu

The decline and fall of the subprime mortgage market

Tarnished eloquence

Tarnished eloquence

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2008 | Obama's new ideas turn out to be the same old same old

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Culture

Notable CDs

By Habib Koité & Bamada, Willie Nelson, Carol Noonan, Arlen Roth featuring Levon Helm & Ben Vaughn Combo

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy recent releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Seeker focused

Seeker focused

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Self-imposed exile poses as filmmaker's "search" for Osama bin Laden

Subtle symbols

Subtle symbols

By Megan Basham

Movies | The Forbidden Kingdom may give some parents pause

Shallow Al

Shallow Al

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Pacino vehicle is a boring, violent display of misogyny

Forget Sarah Marshall

Forget Sarah Marshall

By Megan Basham

Movies | Apatow film doesn't get beyond his usual crudeness

Graduation treadmill

Graduation treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Some good rules and prayers for upcoming grads

Notable books

By Eric Weiner, Thomas Sowell, Eugene H. Peterson & John Stott

Notable Books | Four noteworthy nonfiction books reviewed by Susan Olasky

Suits and boots

Suits and boots

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Looks have always mattered in presidential politics, argues Ben Shapiro, and that is no less true in 2008

A lowly man releases Lowly album

A lowly man releases Lowly album

By David Sessions

Music | Monarch fights despair with confession

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