Table of Contents

Cover Story

Fight or flight

Fight or flight

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Libya's upheaval triggers life-or-death migration-up to 20,000 a day-to countries with enough chaos of their own

In this issue: "Libyan exodus," March 26, 2011

Features

Battle of the bulges

Battle of the bulges

By Dan Reed

Politics | Facing serious short-term budget deficits and enormous long-term liabilities, aggressive and controversial governors are seeking to uproot the way governments…

Coming of age

Coming of age

By Megan Basham

Politics | Tea Party Patriots convention reveals a movement growing in sophistication-and with eyes on 2012

With these cuts, they may die

With these cuts, they may die

By Emily Belz

Politics | In budget-cutting fervor, House Republicans slash the Bush era's successful global health initiatives-and Christian leaders are pushing back: "Make cuts . . .

Debtors' helper

Debtors' helper

By Timothy Dalrymple

Credit | In a time of tremendous personal debt, Dave Ramsey is at the forefront of a fast-growing financial stewardship movement

Making beautiful music together

Making beautiful music together

By Emily Belz

Uganda | One Ugandan family's effort to help orphaned children in their community has grown into a globe-trotting children's choir

Dispatches

Delay, delay

Delay, delay

By Edward Lee Pitts

Even Democrats are frustrated with budget stalemate and AWOL White House

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Gagarin back in space No, the famous and long-dead Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin won't be heading back into space. But his name will. When Russia's Soyuz…

Human Race

By The Editors

Died The last American World War I veteran died on Feb. 27, almost a month after reaching the age of 110. Frank W. Buckles was born in a Missouri farmhouse…

Quotables

By The Editors

"It's this weird evangelical kind of move." Former NPR executive Ron Schiller on the Christianity of the Republican Party and the Tea Party, which are…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Retaliatory strike Perhaps simply seeking to be polite, the American South has found what may be the perfect reciprocal gift for Asia, whose invasive kudzu…

Ongoing violence

Ongoing violence

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Tip of the spear

Tip of the spear

By Timothy Lamer

Other states will eye Wisconsin fallout

Ready to die for a cause

Ready to die for a cause

By Mindy Belz

Shahbaz Bhatti assassination removes lead voice for Pakistani Christians

Reviews

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

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

Doctrine to die for

Doctrine to die for

By Megan Basham

Movies | Telling the story of French monks murdered in Algeria, Of Gods and Men is a wonderful affirmation of Christianity

Beastly

Beastly

By Michael Leaser

Movies | What saves this film is its almost infectious earnestness in conveying its tale: that true worth comes from within and true love conquers all

Rango

Rango

By Toddy Burton

Movies | Audiences for the most part will be left wondering what all the fuss is about

Secret Millionaire

Secret Millionaire

By Rebecca Cusey

Television | New ABC show where the wealthy go undercover in poor neighborhoods to find worthy causes on which to bestow their money

Game theories

Game theories

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Three new books delve into the world of baseball, while four others take an exacting, and in one case disturbingly sad, look at the past

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four recent novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Excellent, not elite

Excellent, not elite

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Author Andy Crouch argues that everyone should strive to make culture by humbly mastering a field that intersects with the world's brokenness

Jeff of all trades

Jeff of all trades

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Christian drummer Jeff Bowders' album is a musical and spiritual journey

Notable CDs

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

Notebook

Time as money

Time as money

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | TimeBanks bring together communities around mutual service

Visitors' choice

Visitors' choice

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Brooklyn Museum gathers demographic data by letting website visitors design exhibit

Final <em>Discovery</em>

Final Discovery

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Famous shuttle makes its last trip as the end of the entire shuttle program nears

Fresh Life Church

Fresh Life Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Kalispell, Montana

Sideline pastors

Sideline pastors

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Many well-meaning Christian coaches are better teachers in life than pen

Going once, going twice

Going once, going twice

By Joseph Slife

Money | The government considers billions in asset sales

Mainline rides the pine

Mainline rides the pine

By Timothy Dalrymple

Religion | The old Protestant denominations continue their decades-long decline

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Paralyzing nobility

Paralyzing nobility

By Andrée Seu

A legalistic aversion to risk carries a high price

Beck, Jesus, and me

Beck, Jesus, and me

By Marvin Olasky

Should man rule himself? The Bible says no

A 'global crisis'

A 'global crisis'

By Mindy Belz

Religious liberty is what's at stake in the Muslim world, and beyond

Jujitsu in South Dakota

Jujitsu in South Dakota

By Joel Belz

A groundbreaking law deterring access to abortion could work in other states too

Multiple division

Multiple division

By Janie B. Cheaney

Is the sun setting on multiculturalism?

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