Table of Contents

Cover Stories

The many Mitts

The many Mitts

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Tax cutter or big spender? Friend or foe of small business? For or against universal health coverage? Massachusetts conservatives debate the legacy of former…

Cover Stories

Can a Mormon be president?

Can a Mormon be president?

by The Editors

Cover Story Sidebar | Two opposing views

In this issue: "Focus on Mitt Romney," July 16, 2011

Features

Auto-Tune that

Auto-Tune that

By Paul Glader

Internet | Always viral, sometimes redemptive, YouTube entrepreneurs the Gregory Brothers take on celebrity excess, national debates, and presidential candidates

Cooking for Christ

Cooking for Christ

By Mary Hopkins

Compassion | Victory Trade School of Springfield, Mo., is our Midwest Region winner, joining Challenge House of Hopkinsville, Ky., as a finalist in WORLD's sixth annual…

Lesser lights

Lesser lights

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Resistance is building to the fast-approaching mandate that will force Americans to buy compact fluorescent lamps

Well-founded fear

Well-founded fear

By Mindy Belz

Afghanistan | Afghan Christians face growing threats and diminished protection as U.S. pullout nears

Mid-year checkup

Mid-year checkup

By Edward Lee Pitts & Emily Belz

Politics | Six months into the 112th Congress, how are the Republican House and Democratic Senate doing?

Dispatches

Obama's (other) war

Obama's (other) war

By The Editors

and more news briefs

Exempting religion

Exempting religion

By Elbert Chu

Protecting clergy not enough in New York same-sex marriage law

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

International Christian Retail Show 2011 Looking for Testamints to freshen your breath or Jesus-themed shoe insoles? The four-day International Christian…

The promise and the over-promise

The promise and the over-promise

By Marvin Olasky

A new poverty campaign has both

Human Race

By The Editors

Confirmed Leon Panetta, 73, will become the 23rd U.S. secretary of defense, replacing the retiring Robert Gates on July 1. The Senate confirmed the CIA…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Noose on the loose Campers in southeast Michigan may want to double check their campsites. A man warned authorities at a county park in Addison Township,

Quotables

By The Editors

"We don't estimate speeches." Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, when asked at a June 23 House Budget Committee hearing…

Notebook

Life on the road

Life on the road

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Roots music sisters try to make a career on routes less traveled

Storm warner

Storm warner

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Hurricane expert takes the American Meteorological Society to task on climate change

Rory's great story

Rory's great story

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Golf's new superstar doesn't act like one

Illness indicators

Illness indicators

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Startup hopes to use social networks to provide early warnings of outbreaks

Bienamar, Chad

Bienamar, Chad

Houses of God | A congregation gathers for worship in the Bienamar region of Chad. The church meets under a tree and uses branches for pews. The church bell is an old car…

Unexpectedly slow

Unexpectedly slow

By Joseph Slife

Money | Surprised by the weak economy, Bernanke vows to keep rates low

Southern comfort

Southern comfort

By Tim Dalrymple

Religion | Expected rancor fails to materialize at this June's Southern Baptist Convention

Voices

In search of self

In search of self

By Andrée Seu

Then what?

Take a stand against Rand

Take a stand against Rand

By Marvin Olasky

The religious left finds a real wedge issue

Bare necessities

Bare necessities

By Amy Henry

Stripping away useless clothes in favor of the only garments we need

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Taking the wheels

Taking the wheels

By Mindy Belz

Saudi women are driving up the heat on 'Arab Spring' protests

Crouching at the door

Crouching at the door

By Janie B. Cheaney

If we don't take control of words and actions, a beastly sin will get out

We're moving

We're moving

By Joel Belz

A smaller office will better accommodate WORLD's growth

Culture

<em>Skies</em> flies high

Skies flies high

By Megan Basham

Television | Gripping action, patriotism, and compelling drama propel new TNT series

A Better Life

A Better Life

By Alisa Harris

Movies | A high school girl tells a drug dealer that she will have her gangster uncles kill him if he doesn't give her friend a refund-and that's the first reference…

Cars 2

Cars 2

By Michael Leaser

Movies | No film studio in recent memory has come close to matching Pixar's record of exceptional storytelling. Even the less well-received Cars has a powerful story at…

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | The Cold War is being rewritten, one action movie at a time. X-Men: First Class gave us the secret history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the newest rollicking…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of June 24-26, according to Box Office Mojo

Self-published standouts

Self-published standouts

By Susan Olasky

Books | Books about dealing with the effects of disease and with life on the mission field are among WORLD's top picks of subscriber-submitted titles

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four scholarly books reviewed by Marvin Olasky

Taste test

Taste test

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Singer Adele and parodist Weird Al Yankovic both show sound judgment with country tribute

Notable CDs

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

A rebel pursued

A rebel pursued

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | The saved inside the church, says raver-turned-pastor Tullian Tchividjian, need the gospel as much as the unsaved outside the church

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