Table of Contents

Cover Story

Dreams and reality

Dreams and reality

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | India's Commonwealth Games this month highlight the country's phenomenal economic growth and persistent poverty

In this issue: "On the rails," Oct. 9, 2010

Features

Red November?

Red November?

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Republicans need to gain 10 seats to take control of the Senate. It's a daunting task, but energized Republicans, dispirited Democrats, and deficit-wary…

On the docket

On the docket

By Emily Belz

Law | The Supreme Court takes on Arizona immigration hiring laws, the legality of school choice initiatives, and prisoners' religious liberty rights

Making a pledge

Making a pledge

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | House GOP leaders make a public promise to limit government if they return to power as both parties scramble toward November

Polling for chaos

Polling for chaos

By Mindy Belz

Afghanistan | Opponents of President Hamid Karzai are poised to capitalize on his government's inability to conduct fraud-free elections

Invisible dads

Invisible dads

By Alisa Harris

Birth | Largely unregulated sperm banks and fertility clinics are producing thousands of donor-conceived children who long to know more about their fathers

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Sneaking and entering Getting out of jail wasn't the problem for two inmates in Pineville, Mo. It was getting back in that proved difficult. Officials with…

Midwest hope

Midwest hope

By Marvin Olasky

And the 2010 Hope Award is ... Des Moines' Freedom for Youth

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Brazilians vote Brazilians will head to the polls on Oct. 3 to pick a successor for President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is barred by national law from…

Delaware tea

By The Editors

And other news briefs

Time bomb

By Jamie Dean

U.S. efforts to assist Sudan referendum may be too little too late

Il prepared

By Jamie Dean

North Korean leader is a god no more, and a rocky succession is underway

Human Race

By The Editors

Released Sarah Shourd flew out of Iran Sept. 14 after Iranian authorities, spurred by reports the 32-year-old American's health was deteriorating, released…

Quotables

By The Editors

"Effectively dead." Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government's point man on the BP oil spill disaster, announcing that the blown-out oil…

Notebook

Online almost anywhere

Online almost anywhere

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | 'MiFi' offers laptop users a mobile internet signal

Life goes on

Life goes on

By Daniel James Devine

Science | The Gulf of Mexico is recovering from the BP oil spill more quickly than many had expected

Camp Reveal

Camp Reveal

By The Editors

Houses of God | Evansville, Indiana

Happy game day

Happy game day

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Athletes wrestle with the decision of whether to compete on the days when their children are born

Decided on appeal

Decided on appeal

By Lauren Sneed

Law | Circuit court panels issue what could become far-reaching rulings

Jobs and hope

Jobs and hope

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Peru Paper is a greeting card business, not a charity, and it's helping women in poverty

Yen and yuan

Yen and yuan

By Joseph Slife

Money | Japan works to weaken its surging currency while China stands pat

Culture

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

By Sam Thielman

Movies | It's tempting to shorten a review of Never Let Me Go to four words ("read the book instead"), but a few things need to be said about what is surely the most…

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, the Apostle Paul taught, and director Oliver Stone aims to prove him right in Wall Street: Money Never

Box Office Top 10

Movies | For the weekend of Sept. 17-19, according to Box Office Mojo

An almost ally

An almost ally

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Motivated by devotion to free-market principles, conservative activist Grover Norquist works with all communities of faith

Against the tide

Against the tide

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Three musicians offer right-of-center listeners something to enjoy

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy new releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Legend of the Guardians

Legend of the Guardians

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | World War II has become the very definition of a just war-the sort of war that must be fought to restrain evil-and the stories of that struggle have trickled…

Beyond the genre

Beyond the genre

By Megan Basham

Movies | With restraint and subtlety, Like Dandelion Dust shows how Christians should make movies

Katrina plus five

Katrina plus five

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Dan Baum skillfully captures life in New Orleans in the midst of the historic hurricane

Notable books

Notable Books | Four mysteries/thrillers reviewed by Susan Olasky

Columnists

Hawking's wager

Hawking's wager

By Janie B. Cheaney

A bold physicist says science will defeat religion, but we've heard that before

Quiet diplomacy?

Quiet diplomacy?

By Mindy Belz

Christians aren't the only ones who pay for Afghanistan's lack of religious freedom?

Mailbag

By The Editors

Labor Day Special Report (Aug. 28) I couldn't believe that someone could combine two of my favorite subjects, baseball and calling, into one article, but…

Winter plans

Winter plans

By Andrée Seu

A request by Paul shows an awareness of contingency in a man confident in the Lord

Christians on Broadway

Christians on Broadway

By Marvin Olasky

The hard part is promoting yourself without becoming self-absorbed

Nothing left to covet

Nothing left to covet

By Joel Belz

Comparing Commandments 8 and 10

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