Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Fighting poverty and leveraging greed

Fighting poverty and leveraging greed

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | In recession-smacked Florida, and other parts of the country, government and individuals (and baseball owners) have to face up to hard choices

Cover Stories

Finding inner peace

Finding inner peace

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | For beleaguered homeowners and baseball players, singing a hymn helps

In this issue: "Clutching two, dropping four," April 23, 2011

Features

A grief observed

A grief observed

By Jamie Dean

Japan | Japan's code of honor makes counting the dead and aiding the living easier and more difficult

Praying for stability

Praying for stability

By Mindy Belz

International | As more protest movements unfold, most recently in Syria, Christian minorities fear what will come next is worse than what they've already endured

Give chikin a chance

Give chikin a chance

By Megan Basham

Marriage | Chick-fil-A faces sustained campaign from gay activists and campus groups over pro-marriage statements

The long view

The long view

By Emily Belz

Politics | Wisconsin's budget legislation has brought a fierce energy to Democratic voters, but the bill means that liberal public sector unions could lose a lot of…

Delivery from shame

Delivery from shame

By Emily Belz

Health | Dr. Catherine Hamlin pioneered fistula surgery, helping countless outcast women, but now she needs more doctors to carry the work forward

Dispatches

Human Race

By The Editors

Appointed Gordon College chose Rice University sociologist Michael Lindsay, author of Faith in the Halls of Power , to be its new president. Ave Maria University…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Trillions for tunes Now that they have specified what sort of legal damages they would like to recoup, a group of 13 record companies is suing file-sharing…

Quotables

By The Editors

"The Democrats think they benefit from a government shutdown. I agree." House Speaker John Boehner to other House Republicans at an April 4 meeting ahead of…

Burning rage

Burning rage

By Jamie Dean

Mobs react with murder to destruction of a Quran

The party with a plan

The party with a plan

By Emily Belz

The GOP goes out on a political limb to address the debt crisis without massive tax increases

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Bay of Pigs anniversary A half-century ago on April 17, the Kennedy administration's attempt to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro with CIA-sponsored Cuban…

Ivory Coast crisis

Ivory Coast crisis

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Collector's addition

Collector's addition

By Emily Belz

Philanthropist and executive Steve Green debuts one of the largest collections of biblical gems

Reviews

Family history

Family history

By Megan Basham

Television | The Kennedys offers an excellent-and fair-take on America's most famous clan

In a Better World

In a Better World

By Alisa Harris

Movies | Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, In a Better World tells a moving story of forgiveness and family love

Hop

Hop

By Toddy Burton

Movies | This film is a muddy mess that will certainly bore both adults and children alike

Source Code

Source Code

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Despite an intriguing premise, it is difficult to suspend disbelief

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of April 1-3, according to Box Office Mojo

So great a brightness

So great a brightness

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Book highlights a controversial conversion

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four recent novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Greed all around

Greed all around

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Former HUD Secretary Steve Preston says irresponsibility 'all the way up and down the line' caused the housing bubble

Remembering Ray

Remembering Ray

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Three recent releases highlight the wide-ranging Charles

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five new classical releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

Cracks of boredom

Cracks of boredom

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Women are the big force behind Zynga, Facebook, and the fast growth of the social net

Twitter traits

Twitter traits

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Five years of tweets yield surprising results

Royal treatment

Royal treatment

By Timothy Dalrymple

Religion | The English-speaking world prepares for the anniversary of the King James Bible

Cinderella's ceiling

Cinderella's ceiling

By Mark Bergin

Sports | College basketball upstarts who don't win it all rarely achieve lasting fame or second chances

<em>Times</em> a changin'

Times a changin'

By Joseph Slife

Money | The Gray Lady searches for a workable online model

Healthy carbon?

Healthy carbon?

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Researchers argue that atmospheric CO2 is good for the planet and the population

Santa Maria de Gracia

Santa Maria de Gracia

By The Editors

Houses of God | Cuba

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

The magic word

The magic word

By Andrée Seu

Giving thanks is a bulwark against spiritual drift

Complicated truth

Complicated truth

By Marvin Olasky

Christianity is not a tucked-in-tight religion

Earth Day

Earth Day

By Janie B. Cheaney

A crushing defeat for Mother Earth turned into a sweet victory three days later

What the veil reveals

What the veil reveals

By Mindy Belz

How Muslim women dress should be a sign of real democratization

My pledge dilemma

My pledge dilemma

By Joel Belz

It may be useful to watch and listen to PBS and NPR, but should we support them?

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