Table of Contents

Cover Story

The revival of localism

The revival of localism

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Young conservatives reject lure of Washington, D.C., in favor of a more powerful place-home

In this issue: "The rise of localism," March 12, 2011

Features

Concrete purpose

Concrete purpose

By Alisa Harris

The Rise of Localism | Manhattan Bible Church is not a huge church, but the urban congregation has an outsized impact on its community

Shutdown showdown

Shutdown showdown

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | With a budget deadline looming, House Republicans insist that historic cuts are the right response to historic deficits, debts, and spending levels

Tending a tinderbox

Tending a tinderbox

By Mindy Belz

International | With rulers in retreat, the next Near East conflict is between Islamists and secular reformers

Survivors

Survivors

By Jamie Dean

Egypt | Egyptian Christians recount the upheaval now behind them and consider the future before their country

News of the neighborhood

News of the neighborhood

By Marvin Olasky

The Rise of Localism | Journalism isn't, as recently reported, dying; it's going local

The government you won't miss

The government you won't miss

By Edward Lee Pitts

The Rise of Localism | Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is a back-to-his-roots politician with a national message and a toe in the 2012 presidential campaign

Dispatches

As Madison goes ...

As Madison goes ...

By Timothy Lamer

The heated dispute over collective bargaining by public workers in Wisconsin has big implications for other states in budget holes

A step backward

A step backward

By Edward Lee Pitts

Obama's protection clause reversal discounts medical advances

Optional: a president who upholds the law

Optional: a president who upholds the law

By Emily Belz

Obama and attorney general in deciding not to defend marriage law may set a precedent to undo their own legislative priorities

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Domain decision A March 18 meeting of the International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers will likely decide the fate of a proposed top-level internet…

Kiwi quake

Kiwi quake

By The Editors

News | and other news briefs

Human Race

By The Editors

Died Bernard Nathanson, former abortionist turned pro-life advocate, died at the age of 84 on Feb. 21. After presiding over an estimated 75,000 abortions…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"He thinks you're fools." The Atlantic Blogger Andrew Sullivan to "all those under 30 who worked so hard to get this man elected" after President Obama submitted…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Pork product Editors at an Australian newspaper may have to have that uncomfortable conversation with reporters about double-checking their sources-and…

Digital revolution

Digital revolution

By The Editors

WORLD's new iPad app

Notebook

Watching cities grow

Watching cities grow

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Explosive urbanization means social risks but also gospel opportunities

Digital tours

Digital tours

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Google teams up with major museums to offer virtual galleries of collections

Adventure on ice

Adventure on ice

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Russian expedition has geopolitical undertones

Alton Presbyterian Church

Alton Presbyterian Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Alton, Iowa

Mat morals

Mat morals

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Respect for women has increasing numbers of male wrestlers forfeiting matches

Home runs?

Home runs?

By Joseph Slife

Money | Government announces plans to 'wind down' Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Columnists

That glassy stare

That glassy stare

By Joel Belz

An impressive performance by Watson still comes up short

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Ice pond

Ice pond

By Andrée Seu

Rejoice and be glad in the day that the king of the present has made

Purim in Wisconsin?

Purim in Wisconsin?

By Marvin Olasky

It's hard to have sympathy for today's government employee unions

No truce

No truce

By Janie B. Cheaney

Economic and social problems reside in a house that cannot be divided

Think locally, period

Think locally, period

By Mindy Belz

First 3, then 12, then 120 can make a global difference

Culture

Identity crisis

Identity crisis

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | If you can ignore some plot holes and suspend enough disbelief, Unknown is an enjoyable movie

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

By Alisa Harris

Movies | When the protagonist in Philip K. Dick's short story Adjustment Team walks in on the operatives who are "adjusting" the world to fit a cosmic plan, he stumbles…

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

By Megan Basham

Television | Pop Quiz: Which conservative icon is responsible for the following quotes? "There's only one bad word: Taxes." "My dream is to have the parks system…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Feb. 18-20, according to Box Office Mojo

Righteous justice

Righteous justice

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author Tim Keller urges help for the poor, but his political analysis misses the mark

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four new mysteries reviewed by Susan Olasky

Rising <em>from</em> a fall

Rising from a fall

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | A broken neck changed Timothy Dalrymple's life, and helped make him the young Christian leader he is today

Grammy moments

Grammy moments

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Awards show offers some pleasant and heartening surprises

Notable CDs

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

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