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Cover Story

Minnesota twins?

Minnesota twins?

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | The public images of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann could not be more different: Mr. Nice Guy versus Mrs. Prairie Firebrand. But beneath the surface the…

In this issue: "Face-off," Aug. 13, 2011

Features

Father of the Tea Party

Father of the Tea Party

By Emily Belz

Campaign 2012 | For decades Ron Paul has held up the lonely libertarian standard in Congress and the GOP primaries. Now, as his non-interventionist foreign policy ideas gain…

Reclaiming an idea

Reclaiming an idea

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2012 | Republican candidate Rick Santorum says his mission is to remind Americans about their country's first principles

Fetal attraction

Fetal attraction

By Daniel James Devine

Abortion | Aborted babies provide the vast majority of fetal tissue used in American medical research. Demand is high, competition for the tissue is strong, and…

Working & learning

Working & learning

By Joel Hannahs

Compassion | Borromeo House helps young pregnant women with few options, but it's not a place of Idle retreat

'Things a dad would do'

'Things a dad would do'

By Jamie Dean

Compassion | WORLD's West Region Winner, Hope Now for Youth, teaches former gang members about how to live and work as Christian men

Dispatches

Patriot games

Patriot games

By Edward Lee Pitts

Debt ceiling debate widens rift between Speaker Boehner and Tea Party conservatives

Looking ahead

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Australian Census Back in 1911 when Australia first had an official national census, the island nation's population stood at nearly 4.5 million inhabitants,

Ready or not

Ready or not

By Edward Lee Pitts

The military may be "certified" but questions about gays in the military remain

Without country

Without country

By The Editors

And more news briefs

'Blasphemous'

'Blasphemous'

By Jamie Dean

Norway's church leaders condemn violent rampage

25 years of WORLD

25 years of WORLD

By The Editors

When WORLD debuted in 1986, balancing federal budgets and deficit reduction schemes consumed the political arena-and print real estate-then as now. The March…

Humble giant

Humble giant

By Mindy Belz

John Stott, 1921-2011

Political spill

Political spill

By Emily Belz

Yellowstone River's busted oil pipeline stirs campaign for more energy regulation

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Joined More than a year after an accident at her bachelorette party left Rachelle Friedman, 25, paralyzed, she made it down the aisle on July 22 and married…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"This is the most humble day of my life." Rupert Murdoch, facing questioning before members of Parliament on July 19 in a widening scandal over illegal phone…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Farmyard guards For Kenyan farmers struggling to protect their crops, scientists are offering a near-perfect solution: bees. With elephant populations rising…

Notebook

Arvada, Colo.

Arvada, Colo.

By The Editors

Houses of God | Abundant Life Christian Center

Nursing grievances

Nursing grievances

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Battles over breastfeeding in public bring controversy to an ageless and tender practice

Timeless YouTube

Timeless YouTube

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Website experiments with much higher time limits for some videos

Embryonic obsession

Embryonic obsession

By Daniel James Devine

Science | While adult stem-cell treatments work wonders overseas, the U.S. research emphasis remains on embryos

Out of the locker

Out of the locker

By Mark Bergin

Sports | With his views on same-sex marriage, Michael Irvin found a way to be a hero to ESPN

Payback time

Payback time

By Joseph Slife

Money | Two banks begin making amends for bad bubble-era behavior

Multiple outcomes

Multiple outcomes

By Tim Dalrymple

Religion | The slippery slope predicted by opponents of same-sex marriage is beginning to appear

Culture

Star-spangled hero

Star-spangled hero

By Megan Basham

Movies | Story line aside, Captain America maintains an admirable patriotism with no sign of Hollywood cynicism

<em>Crazy, Stupid Love</em>

Crazy, Stupid Love

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | The film's weaknesses overshadow its positive portrayal of marriage

<em>Another Earth</em>

Another Earth

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | The sci-fi film explores the possibilities of a second, identical earth

<em>World on a Wire</em>

World on a Wire

By Alisa Harris

Movies | The 1973 film asks: What is illusion, and what is real?

Box Office Top 10

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of July 22-24, according to Box Office Mojo

Tasting, swallowing, chewing

Tasting, swallowing, chewing

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Books that keep you walking fast on the treadmill

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four Christian nonfiction books reviewed by Susan Olasky

Without irony

Without irony

By Bill Boyd

Q&A | Novelist Tony Earley has found success in writing about "folks who are simply doing the best they can"

Virtuosity with purpose

Virtuosity with purpose

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Whether you call it CCM, Celtic, or progressive rock, the music of Iona is exhilarating

Notable CDs

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

Columnists

Chatter in the outfield

Chatter in the outfield

By Andrée Seu

Through the renewal of our minds, God brings us back in the game

Growing up-and out

Growing up-and out

By Marvin Olasky

At age 25, WORLD yells "start"

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Famine fables

Famine fables

By Mindy Belz

In Somalia drought is not the only culprit

Made for each other

Made for each other

By Janie B. Cheaney

Computerized matchmaking can easily miss the point of marriage

Orebs and Zeebs

Orebs and Zeebs

By Joel Belz

God's foes seem strong for a time, but they become mere tumbleweed

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