Table of Contents

Cover Story

May Day Mayday

May Day Mayday

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | The death of Osama bin Laden marks the important end of one jihadist era. But how ready is the United States for the next?

In this issue: "After Osama," May 21, 2011

Features

Vengeance on the prairie

Vengeance on the prairie

By Les Sillars

Abortion | Two ethics investigations have cleared former Kansas prosecutor Phill Kline of allegations that he mishandled evidence in abortion cases, but he's now facing…

Raising the roof

Raising the roof

By Edward Lee Pitts

Congress | Political pressure is growing to increase the nation's debt ceiling, but many House Republicans say raising it without spending reform would be the truly…

Borders war

Borders war

By Jamie Dean & Emily Belz

Politics | Little-noticed redistricting fights could determine the tilt of political power for the next decade

Where thousands fell

Where thousands fell

By Marvin Olasky

History | Visiting Civil War battlefields 150 years after the great conflict began

Zoned out

Zoned out

By Elbert Chu

Religion | A proposed mosque in New Jersey heats up the debate over local restrictions and religious freedom

Dispatches

Time Square preacher

Time Square preacher

By The Editors

Pentecostal leader David Wilkerson dies in a car accident

Swerving not to be a snake

Swerving not to be a snake

By Marvin Olasky

Kudos to one gutsy lawyer

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Queen travels to Ireland Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom will pay the first royal visit to Ireland in a century when she touches down in Dublin on…

Storm troopers

Storm troopers

By Jamie Dean

Citizens and churches mobilize to help victims of historic tornado assault on the U.S. Southeast

Egypt blacklisted

Egypt blacklisted

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Static on the airwaves

Static on the airwaves

By Elbert Chu & Paul Glader

Christian radio tycoon says the world will end May 21-and surprising numbers believe him

Human Race

By The Editors

Charged The FBI says it has uncovered evidence that a Tennessee pastor helped Lisa Miller flee the country with her biological 9-year-old daughter, Isabella,

Quotables

By The Editors

"We don't need to spike the football." President Barack Obama on his May 4 decision not to release to the public photographs of the dead Osama bin Laden. "I…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Milk man Shoppers at a Stafford County, Va., Wal-Mart did a double take when they saw an overt shoplifter crawling around the store on all fours. The thief…

Reviews

<em>Thor</em>'s day

Thor's day

By Megan Basham

Movies | The Avengers franchise gets off to a fun-filled start with Thor

The Beaver

The Beaver

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Mel Gibson's acting is spectacular, more so because he plays two characters at once

Exporting Raymond

Exporting Raymond

By Alisa Harris

Documentary | How do you adapt a U.S. sitcom for a Russian audience?

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of April 29-May 3, according to Box Office Mojo

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

By Alisa Harris

Documentary | German director Werner Herzog creeps deep into Chauvet Cave in southern France

Wars worth fighting

Wars worth fighting

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Memorial Day read explores the principles and history of warfare

Notable books

Notable Books | Four books for teaching children about God reviewed by Susan Olasky

Mystery + objectivity

Mystery + objectivity

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Leading academic Stanley Fish believes in truth, but he hasn't found the tools to tell others about it

Bob and Robert

Bob and Robert

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Interesting new releases mark Dylan and Johnson anniversaries

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Four new traditional pop releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

Parents again

Parents again

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | In a changing nation, more grandparents are taking on the responsibilities of parenting

Word processing

Word processing

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Websites help readers find and purchase good books

Armored leper

Armored leper

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Researchers trace leprosy cases in the U.S. South back to the armadillo

All Saints Episcopal Church

All Saints Episcopal Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Beech Island, S.C.

Bud to bloom

Bud to bloom

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Derrick Rose offers a most valuable lesson in humility and great success

Raging bull

Raging bull

By Joseph Slife

Money | Easy money from the Federal Reserve pushes the stock market higher

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

A great debt

A great debt

By Andrée Seu

Remembering those whose love of country cost them and their families dearly

Banish hardship!

Banish hardship!

By Marvin Olasky

The 1960s mentality doesn't consider consequences

Bumping into reality

Bumping into reality

By Joel Belz

How did so many Chinese get so old so fast?

'Some people'

'Some people'

By Janie B. Cheaney

Why do we make thunderous judgments against God's righteous judgments?

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