Table of Contents

Cover Story

Meet the new speaker

Meet the new speaker

by Emily Belz

Cover Story | A 20-year House veteran, John Boehner has gained the confidence of his Republican colleagues-including social conservatives who are confident that he will…

In this issue: "A second chance," Nov. 20, 2010

Features

'We will fight you'

'We will fight you'

By Jill Nelson

Cal-Irvine | After shouting down speakers and allegedly supporting terrorists, a Muslim student group prepares to re-emerge on a California campus

Oil from a rock

Oil from a rock

By Daniel James Devine

Energy | Political trends and commodity prices are pushing forward a controversial way to produce domestic energy

Climbing the hill

Climbing the hill

By Edward Lee Pitts, Emily Belz, Jamie Dean & Alisa Harris

Campaign 2010 | As a large freshman class arrives in Washington promising change, these are some of the new faces to watch in Congress

Tea Party transit

Tea Party transit

By Edward Lee Pitts

Campaign 2010 | Having made an enormous mark in the 2010 election, Tea Partiers now face the challenge of maintaining their momentum

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"I think he was a little envious that I am here." U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on President Obama after his phone call to Clinton before Election…

Human Race

By The Editors

Sentenced An Iraqi court sentenced Saddam Hussein's former foreign minister and deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, 74, to death on Oct. 26 for his role in the…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Palin media blitz Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's television documentary debuts Nov. 14 on TLC. The show, called Sarah Palin's Alaska , is slated for just eight…

Let freedom ring!

Let freedom ring!

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2010 | But let jubilation depart. The election of many pro-lifers is good news, but much work remains

Waterborne killer

Waterborne killer

By Jamie Dean

Health workers worry that a deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti could grow worse

Under control?

Under control?

By The Editors

And other news briefs

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Finders keepers Insofar as world record holders go, Graham Barker isn't one to boast. Perhaps the Australian man doesn't particularly want to be identified by…

Notebook

Adoption obstacles

Adoption obstacles

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Tough challenges face those addressing an international orphan crisis

Private eyes

Private eyes

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Social media sites challenge Google's dominance of internet searching

Asteroid insurance

Asteroid insurance

By Daniel James Devine

Science | NASA seeks increase in the budget for detecting and dealing with 'near-Earth objects'

Balancing act

Balancing act

By Joseph Slife

Money | China hikes a key interest rate in an effort to curb inflation and de-emphasize growth

Plates protected

Plates protected

By Lauren Sneed

Law | Appeals court overturns rejection of religious vanity plates in Vermont

Getting over Brett

Getting over Brett

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The sports world is done buying Favre's tough-guy act, and not too interested in his football either

Old Stone Union Church

Old Stone Union Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Long Valley, New Jersey

Culture

Quick book looks

By Marvin Olasky

Books | New titles survey the Enlightenment, democracy and American history

Notable books

Notable Books | Four thrillers reviewed by Susan Olasky

Slumps that go on and on

Slumps that go on and on

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Author Amity Shlaes says today's high unemployment is like that of the 1930s-the government is making it hard to hire

In with the old

In with the old

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Lavish reissues end up adding little to the legacies of three rock legends

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Four new or recent rock and pop releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

No ordinary show

No ordinary show

By Megan Basham

Television | New ABC drama tells an engaging story about an incredible family with not-so-incredible problems

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Stieg Larsson's novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo dominates the New York Times bestseller list, along with the other two books in the series, The Girl Who Played

Megamind

Megamind

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Is it ever fair to judge a book by its cover? Can someone change? Can a villain with a big, blue, light-bulb-shaped head find love? The new children's…

Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods

By Michael Leaser

Television | What sets this police drama apart is its focus on the family

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Oct. 29-31, according to Box Office Mojo

Columnists

Soros' vision for journalism

Soros' vision for journalism

By Nick Eicher

A leftist billionaire understands the culture-shaping power of journalism. What about you?

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Grown-up honesty

Grown-up honesty

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2010 | Will the new Congress end the pretense that Americans can have it all regardless of cost?

In the kitchen of the Lord

In the kitchen of the Lord

By Janie B. Cheaney

Campaign 2010 | A post-election pot of metaphor

Deeds done in darkness

By Mindy Belz

A prison epistle sheds light on otherwise unknown Christians suffering in secret cells

Real life

Real life

By Andrée Seu

Those who try to define it for us always have an agenda

Schools that serve

Schools that serve

By Marvin Olasky

Private education is doing the best job of teaching the world's poorest children

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