Table of Contents

Cover Story

Remaking America

Remaking America

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | A transformational presidency begins at a transformational moment

In this issue: "The Obama era," Feb. 14, 2009

Features

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | DIED: Artist Andrew Wyeth, perhaps best-known for his "Christina's World" depicting a crippled woman struggling to reach a farmhouse on top of a hill, died…

Agenda economics

Agenda economics

By Timothy Lamer

Politics | House bill long on social spending, short on bipartisanship

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Position | Secretary of State

'This is what I was built for'

'This is what I was built for'

By Alisa Harris

Music | From his work on a pre-inaugural concert to his style as a church music leader, Rob Mathes is proving to be not just a jack of many musical styles, but a…

No popularity contest

No popularity contest

By Megan Basham

Entertainment | A blockbuster does not an Oscar make

Islam, or else

Islam, or else

By Jamie Dean

Pakistan | Christians in Pakistan face an upswing in violence from militant Muslims

Help wanted

Help wanted

By Jamie Dean

Economy | America in recession is doubly hard on its new arrivals

A spring in the march

A spring in the march

By Emily Belz

Abortion | Young pro-lifers showed up in large numbers at the annual March for Life

Patriot games

Patriot games

By Emily Belz

Culture | What do you get when you mix Obama-inspired love of country with leftist religion? Norman Lear's new "Born Again American"

Crisis management team

Crisis management team

By Mark Bergin

Cover story sidebar | Ideological moderates head new economic posts

Green team

Green team

By Mark Bergin

Cover story sidebar | Each of Obama's picks for energy and environment posts ascribe to the school of "environment first, economy third"

Looking ahead

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Mission to Metropolis

Mission to Metropolis

By Marvin Olasky

Religion | Eric Metaxas and other New York Christians speak the language of the city to reach a lost tribe: America's cultural elites

Art for sale

Art for sale

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | A museum tries to rescue its troubled finances-and lands in hot water

Super shocker

Super shocker

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The Arizona Cardinals ... in the Super Bowl?

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | Parishioners of the Church Under the Bridge listen to Pastor Jimmy Dorrell Dec. 28, 2008, while traffic passes overhead. Church Under the Bridge offers…

Make that unleaded

Make that unleaded

By Daniel James Devine

Government | Reducing childhood exposure to lead is increasing losses for small businesses and charities

And on my third day in office ...

And on my third day in office ...

By Lynn Vincent

Government | Obama lifts ban on abortion advocacy overseas, a "revelation of priorities"

Islam made nice

Islam made nice

By Robert Carle

Religion | The mystical tradition of Sufism is thriving in the United States

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Notebook

More than a game

More than a game

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Texas high school coach turns contest into a calling

Columnists

Dialogue with Darwinists

Dialogue with Darwinists

By Marvin Olasky

Key themes to remember on the birthday of 'On the Origin of Species'

Their blood cries out

Their blood cries out

By Mindy Belz

The problem at Gitmo is not the prisoners

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Group thinking

Group thinking

By Andrée Seu

Reading the Bible with new eyes is not easy to do

Pause for reflection

Pause for reflection

By Tony Woodlief

Being out of power and out of fashion has advantages

Phasing out sacrifice

Phasing out sacrifice

By Joel Belz

It's too early to reduce the price for change

Surprised by Jack

Surprised by Jack

By Janie B. Cheaney

C.S. Lewis critics bump into the back of the wardrobe

Culture

Trophy inflation

Trophy inflation

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Proliferation of awards dilutes their prestige

Love songs

Love songs

By Bearden Coleman

Music | Reverence for God permeates Welcome Wagon debut

Missing the magic

Missing the magic

By Megan Basham

Movies | Inkheart lacks literary grace notes that brought the book to life

On the small screen

On the small screen

By Rebecca Cusey

Television | From secret spies to Cylons, this TV season has some shows to know about

Town values

Town values

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | The only surprise in New in Town is how respectfully it treats Christian faith

Notable books

By Eleanor Gustafson, Julie Klassen, John le Carré & Ann Tatlock

Notable Books | Four new novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Journalistic pretension

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Books for the places where most reporters are blind

College crush

College crush

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Charles Murray says America has an irrational love for the Bachelor of Arts degree, and he offers a way to get over it

Notable CDs

By Kid Rock, Nina Simone, Randy Travis & Al Green

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy Grammy-nominated CDs reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

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