Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Beyond cheerleading

Beyond cheerleading

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Some liberals and neoconservatives are pushing for elections in Egypt and elsewhere, but democracy without religious liberty will merely lead to a different…

Cover Stories

Leadership in a vacuum

Leadership in a vacuum

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story Sidebar | Egypt's protest movement has made a strong push for big changes, but demonstrators can't answer the obvious next question: Who can lead us?

Cover Stories

Illegal vacancy

Illegal vacancy

by Emily Belz

Cover Story Sidebar | With a key religious freedom leadership post vacant for two years, despite a law requiring it, the U.S. government is unprepared to deal with the issue in…

Cover Stories

Keeping the lid on

Keeping the lid on

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story Sidebar | Egyptian Christians are watchful about life post-Mubarak

In this issue: "After the revolution," Feb. 26, 2011

Features

Uttermost parts

Uttermost parts

By Mindy Belz

Kenya | Humble work in remote reaches of Africa is growing despite many obstacles

Opposing counsel

Opposing counsel

By Edward Lee Pitts

Healthcare | A promising lawsuit against Obamacare has brought Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli-and his Madisonian outlook-into the public eye

Preferential treatment

Preferential treatment

By Daniel James Devine

Education | Education secretary Arne Duncan has a record for allowing some school choice, just not for all

Aid in action

Aid in action

By Jamie Dean

Haiti | In Haiti the labor is plentiful but the harvests are few. What kinds of programs work toward long-term change?

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

In a pickle With their budget too busted to buy road salt, Bergen County, N.J., authorities have come up with a briny solution to keep the county's roads…

Human Race

By The Editors

Named President Barack Obama named 12 new members for his advisory council for the Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Office the first week of…

Quotables

By The Editors

"98.83 percent." The share of South Sudanese voters who chose for the region to separate from the north, according to official referendum results. South Sudan…

Design flaw?

Design flaw?

By Edward Lee Pitts

A fired NASA employee says he was let go because of his belief in intelligent design

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Cigar festival Cubans will be lighting up in Havana for the world-renowned Habanos Cigar Festival on Feb. 21. Despite the difficulties of traveling to Cuba,

Haiti elections

Haiti elections

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Remembering captives

Remembering captives

By Mindy Belz

Afghan Christians linger in jail

Reviews

Loving the lost

Loving the lost

By Megan Basham

Movies | Another Year isn't interested in justice, but mercy

The Company Men

The Company Men

By Alisa Harris

Movies | Like all good recession films, The Company Men includes the requisite shots of desolate cubicles, empty shipyards, and gutted factories. But the camera lingers…

Gnomeo and Juliet

Gnomeo and Juliet

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | On fair Verona Street in the town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, two garden gnome households, both alike in plaster dignity, play out a tale as old as star cross'd…

Biutiful

Biutiful

By Toddy Burton

Movies | Biutiful , the new film from writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel), deftly explores the connection between beauty and horror in this world.

Words of the world

Words of the world

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Hurtsmile continues a trend toward profanity in Christian music

Mad mom

Mad mom

By Susan Olasky

Books | 'Tiger mother' Amy Chua turns a good thing, childhood success, into an idol

Notable books

Notable Books | Four books that examine origins reviewed by Marvin Olasky

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five new rock and pop releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Box Office Top 10

Movies | For the weekend of Feb. 4-6, according to Box Office Mojo

No easy answers

No easy answers

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Chuck Colson says conservatives should move beyond political illusions

Notebook

Fertility or fidelity?

Fertility or fidelity?

By Timothy Dalrymple

Religion | Alarmist video highlights Muslim growth, but 'Christians' may be their own worst enemies

Network news

Network news

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Users and bloggers celebrate Verizon's iPhone announcement

Church Inc.

Church Inc.

By The Editors

Houses of God | Oildale, Calif.

Where's your name?

Where's your name?

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Website shows the frequency of family names in various countries, states, and counties

War on execution drugs

War on execution drugs

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Death penalty opponents effectively blacklist sodium thiopental

Dotes & goats

Dotes & goats

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The best and worst from both on and off the field at this year's Super Bowl

Picking up steam

Picking up steam

By Joseph Slife

Money | Wall Street looks to a long-awaited recovery

Voices

Curious case of Raymond Davis

Curious case of Raymond Davis

By Mindy Belz

It's the wrong time for backdoor diplomacy in the Muslim world

Peace at what price?

Peace at what price?

By Joel Belz

The years of calm in Egypt have had a cost that we should have been discussing

No left turn

No left turn

By Marvin Olasky

Young evangelicals are pro-life, not pro-liberal

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Here I stand, or do I?

Here I stand, or do I?

By Janie B. Cheaney

Liberal writer tries to make the case for an autonomous Bonhoeffer

Superlative song

Superlative song

By Andrée Seu

Scripture has a powerful response for those who think that God dislikes romance

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