Table of Contents

Cover Story

Foreign aid bust

Foreign aid bust

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | The return of brutal dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier should remind the world that indiscriminate aid is no solution to Haiti's problems

In this issue: "Between Hell and Hope," Feb. 12, 2011

Features

Out of house and home

Out of house and home

By Dan Reed

Business | Usually the great job creators of the American economy, small businesses are finding the current depressed housing market very difficult to overcome

Restricted areas

Restricted areas

By Alisa Harris

Education | University campuses remain home to vague and unconstitutional speech codes, but some Christians and others are taking stands for freedom

'Worthless!'

'Worthless!'

By Michelle Wright

India | In India, the birth of a baby girl often brings grief and shame-and murder

Post-repeal tactics

Post-repeal tactics

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | New House members keep pledge to voters and vow to fight anew federal healthcare

'John was prepared'

'John was prepared'

By Emily Belz

Courts | But federal benches face more crucial shortages than ever after loss of Tucson shooting victim judge John Roll

Risking deadly diseases

Risking deadly diseases

By Daniel James Devine

Science | To vaccinate or not to vaccinate is a needling question for many parents

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Buckeye monument Paul Janssen's basement project was the nexus of his two passions: football and Legos. Recently the 42-year-old Ohio State professor put the…

Days of rage

Days of rage

By Mindy Belz

Not just Twitter revolutions, Middle East protests are for real

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Union restored Three years ago on Feb. 5 a tornado destroyed 18 buildings with 125,000 square feet of space at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Last year…

Chastened but not beaten

Chastened but not beaten

By Emily Belz

Midway through his term, Obama blends old and new realities

Philly's filthy fraud

Philly's filthy fraud

By The Editors

News | and other news briefs

Dead letter

Dead letter

By Alisa Harris

No seal on Vatican coverup

Human Race

By The Editors

Retiring Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., announced they will not seek reelection in 2012. Although Lieberman, who left the Democratic…

Quotables

By The Editors

"I am not running." Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal , on whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president…

Notebook

Student <em>Review</em>

Student Review

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | History journal presents an opportunity for homeschooled high-school students

The Coptic Church

The Coptic Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Race preferences, for now

Race preferences, for now

By Lauren Sneed

Law | Appeals court upholds university's admissions policy but not "in perpetuity"

Met meets winter

Met meets winter

By Daniel James Devine

Science | In a turnabout, the British meteorological service predicted the UK cold snap-but not publicly

Spam holiday

Spam holiday

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | A sudden drop in spam has internet security experts puzzled

Jeremy's call

Jeremy's call

By Angela Lu

Sports | The NBA's first Asian-American player since 1947 carries more dreams than his own

Culture

Average guys, adrift

Average guys, adrift

By Megan Basham

Television | The critically acclaimed Men of a Certain Age suffers from uncertain standards

The Way Back

The Way Back

By Alisa Harris

Movies | As Soviet prisoners line up for a few spoonfuls of gruel, a piece of bread falls to the ground and a tattered prisoner snatches at it. Another prisoner, who…

American Idol

American Idol

By Rebecca Cusey

Television | The demise of American Idol has been greatly exaggerated. Now beginning its 10th season, the singing competition is one of the few TV shows that…

Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert & Sullivan

By Marvin Olasky

Theater | Tea Party-type critiques of government show up in the oddest places-including Gilbert & Sullivan comic operettas. They were hugely popular in the late…

The nominees are ...

The nominees are ...

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | This year's Grammy Awards include everything from Beck to the bleep-worthy

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 21-23, according to Box Office Mojo

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Recent rock and pop releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

<em>Sacred Fire</em> fight

Sacred Fire fight

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Seminary president Peter Lillback exhaustively writes about George Washington, Christian

Heroic effort

Heroic effort

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Booker T. Washington's movement through history

Notable books

Notable Books | Four books inspired by the Bible reviewed by Susan Olasky

Columnists

A very hard assignment

A very hard assignment

By Joel Belz

But a mountain of correspondence helps define starting principles for teaching economics

A brother's helper

A brother's helper

By Marvin Olasky

One life changed (we pray), millions to go

Are you bored?

Are you bored?

By Janie B. Cheaney

If you're a Christian, you should find the world endlessly interesting

The seduction of Andrée Seu

The seduction of Andrée Seu

By Andrée Seu

A case study in making an evil seem beautiful

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Dawn of a new day?

Dawn of a new day?

By Mindy Belz

Southern Sudanese may hope so

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