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Cover Stories

The quiet weapon

The quiet weapon

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Meet a man who plans to balance the federal budget without raising taxes and put the U.S. economy on sure footing without bailouts, overhauls, or takeovers:

Cover Stories

Primer on primaries

Primer on primaries

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story Sidebar | With at least two prominent pols down, the run-up to Election 2010 starts off wild-and with at least 10 wild-card races

In this issue: "GOP idea man," May 22, 2010

Features

End of a space era

End of a space era

By Daniel James Devine

Science | As the White House axes NASA program, a mysterious Air Force effort takes flight

Passing the briefcase test

Passing the briefcase test

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Ed Feulner revolutionized the think tank world-and he continues to help lead opposition to Washington's profligate ways

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Inattention

Inattention

By Emily Belz

Religion | U.S. commission blasts Obama for slighting religious freedom

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | EXTRADITED: After spending two decades in a Miami prison on drug trafficking charges, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, 76, was extradited April 27…

Troubled waters

Troubled waters

By Jamie Dean

Environment | With Katrina still a recent memory, Gulf Coast communities find the backbone of their economies threatened by BP's ongoing oil spill

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

In the know

In the know

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Web marketers have ways of finding out about you

Immigration equation

Immigration equation

By Jamie Dean

Politics | A porous border, plus the need to deal "realistically" with millions of illegal immigrants, adds up to calls for reform

Land without law

Land without law

By Megan Basham

Immigration | Arizona controversy shows what happens when Washington refuses to control the borders

Systemic flaws

Systemic flaws

By Alisa Harris

Finance | The case against Goldman Sachs may highlight the need for financial reform, but how much is too much?

Escaping the 'Enlightenment trap'

Escaping the 'Enlightenment trap'

By Emily Belz

Britain | With UK's election, the church stakes out its place in the public square

It's the pronouns, stupid

It's the pronouns, stupid

By Alisa Harris

Education | Acceptable religious expression at graduation time can be a matter of pomp and circumstance

Normal or not

Normal or not

By Alisa Harris

Terrorism | New Yorkers carry on after Times Square bombing attempt as terror plot investigation picks up

Difference makers

By Marvin Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | Iowa's Freedom for Youth named Midwest regional winner in Hope Award contest

Making new friends

Making new friends

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | Exodus offers refugees in America something very few have: someone to trust

Dreaming big

Dreaming big

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | God has a purpose for the lives of the developmentally disabled, and Shepherds College aims to help them find it

Finding freedom

Finding freedom

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | Plagued by teen pregnancy and poverty, inner-city kids gain the confidence to break that cycle at Freedom for Youth

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurences

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Little lives

Little lives

By Megan Basham

Movies | Beyond cliché, Babies shows the preciousness of infancy, anywhere

Romance by numbers

Romance by numbers

By Megan Basham

Movies | Letters to Juliet lets unbelievable romance remain so

Hero without a cause

Hero without a cause

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Iron Man 2 lacks the moral core of a good superhero film

Timeless <em>Mission</em>

Timeless Mission

By Sam Thielman

Video | Epic 1986 film powerfully depicts clash of greed and faith

Treadmill books

Treadmill books

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors write of distant classrooms, nearby prisons, and a distant country that is a prison

Notable books

Notable Books | Four recent novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Carole King's cause

Carole King's cause

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Album shows the mind behind the friend of a murderous regime

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Four new or recent classical music releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

Prime time boost

Prime time boost

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The NFL Draft was must-see TV, but the cameras missed some of the most compelling stories

Voices

Turning 60

Turning 60

By Marvin Olasky

And celebrating the good things God has given

A profile in social justice

A profile in social justice

By Andrée Seu

A group that did good 'without doing evil at the same time'

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Binoculars in the mirror

Binoculars in the mirror

By Joel Belz

Here's what you told me you think about the future

The big nudge

The big nudge

By Janie B. Cheaney

The government turns to science to manipulate our behavior

Bigger than Jerusalem Day

Bigger than Jerusalem Day

By Mindy Belz

Restarting talks is about more than housing

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