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Cover Story

2010 Looking Ahead

2010 Looking Ahead

by The Editors

Cover Story | We think we have understanding. The great wizard says he and his congressional associates can control the thermometer, the odometer and the sphygmomanometer.

In this issue: "2010 The Year Ahead," Jan. 16, 2010

Features

Sports

Sports

By The Editors

2010 Preview | Two of the biggest sports challenges of the year will involve money

Ballot box

Ballot box

By The Editors

2010 Preview | Ballot initiatives are a way for citizens to settle an issue directly without state legislatures

Tomorrow's war

Tomorrow's war

By Jamie Dean

Terrorism | Yemen becomes new ground zero on terror following Northwest bombing attempt

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | BORN: The Duggar family received an early Christmas gift Dec. 10 with the arrival of baby No. 19. Josie Brooklyn, who weighed a mere 1 pound, 6 ounces, wasn't…

2010 Vision

2010 Vision

By Marvin Olasky

2010 Preview | Will evangelical conservatives embrace adventure, constrain Caesar, and work alongside others who do not want to be softened and bent into perpetual…

Movies

Movies

By The Editors

2010 Preview | Christians may choose to avoid some of these films, but they will want to be aware of them

Books

By The Editors

2010 Preview | The following are some that may have the most impact in the new year

A wild financial ride

A wild financial ride

By David Bahnsen

2010 Preview | Five big trends will be important indicators as the United States struggles to emerge from recession in a momentous mid-term election year

Issues to watch

Issues to watch

By The Editors

2010 Preview | 2010 will likely have its own defining political issues set against the backdrop of what could be volatile midterm elections

House elections

House elections

By The Editors

2010 Preview | Here are seven races to watch out of 435, each of which marks trends in next year's elections

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | "I sang my first solo, 'Jesus Loves Me,' in 1934 when I was 5" at Highland Lutheran Church in La Center, Wash., writes Douglas Moe. Moe's grandparents were…

The next 100 years

The next 100 years

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Scholar Arthur Brooks looks beyond next year's election and toward the future of American free enterprise

Countries to watch

Countries to watch

By The Editors

2010 Preview | Here are seven countries in particular to watch in 2010

Senate elections

Senate elections

By The Editors

2010 Preview | With 37 seats due up this year, here are the top races to watch

World Cup

World Cup

By The Editors

2010 Preview | Here are five intriguing storylines in the run-up to the tournament

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurences

Reviews

Fighting man

Fighting man

By Megan Basham

Movies | Actors and action-but not a frivolous plot-highlight Sherlock Holmes

Mere fragments

Mere fragments

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Director Jackson fails to develop Lovely Bones ' relationships

No easy answer

No easy answer

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | It's Complicated is funny but takes the effects of divorce seriously

Tune deaf

Tune deaf

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | The new year doesn't look to be a new one for music

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Four releases from 2009 reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Voices

For better or for worse

For better or for worse

By Joel Belz

Are we headed up or down the quality-of-life ladder?

After the swoon

After the swoon

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2010 | Will 2010 bring realism or more political romance?

Much higher learning

Much higher learning

By Andrée Seu

A modest proposal for a new seminary

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Wanted: executive ability

Wanted: executive ability

By Mindy Belz

Campaign 2010 | It's more important than ever in the nation's state house races

Waging holy war

Waging holy war

By Janie B. Cheaney

With an enemy defeated, we can turn to praying for his salvation

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