Table of Contents

Cover Story

Their future is now

Their future is now

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Exit strategy may be the hottest topic in town, but young Afghans are developing their staying power. What happens to the post-war generation? Are they…

In this issue: "Beyond the body count," Nov. 5, 2011

Features

A cause without solutions

A cause without solutions

By Tiffany Owens

Occupy Wall Street | Zuccotti Park protesters know they can't fix what's wrong

Reactions to the Occupation

Reactions to the Occupation

By Marvin Olasky

Occupy Wall Street | Reporters swoon, but we should not be too quick to dismiss

Lone shooting star

Lone shooting star

By Edward Lee Pitts

Campaign 2012 | Rick Perry burst into the presidential campaign with an impressive conservative record and a lot of campaign money, but the media-shy and debate-weary Texas…

No laughing matter

No laughing matter

By Russ Pulliam

Humor | Christian cartoonist Gary Varvel uses humor to make serious points

Dispatches

After Qaddafi

After Qaddafi

By Emily Belz

A potentially bloody road ahead for Libya, and the question of Islamist power remains

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

GOP campaign continues The Republican nomination process rolls on Nov. 1 when Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad takes the microphone to moderate a forum for GOP…

Freed Shalit

Freed Shalit

By The Editors

and more news briefs

'Bloody Sunday'

'Bloody Sunday'

By Jamie Dean

Egypt's Copts regroup after clash kills 26

Reviving Sister Aimee

Reviving Sister Aimee

By Megan Basham

A new musical marks an overdue look at a legend

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Filed Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher, who gained fame and the nickname Joe the Plumber after he confronted Barack Obama while the then-senator campaigned during…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"It's like Noah's Ark wrecking right here in Zanesville, Ohio." Jack Hanna, TV personality and former director of the Columbus Zoo, after the owner of a U.S.

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Explosive discovery When Sam Curry, a 22-year-old British professional mover, was clearing out furniture from a garage near Coventry on Oct. 4, he uncovered a…

Reviews

Banned behavior

Banned behavior

By Megan Basham

Movies | Footloose does an admirable job of representing a perennial American debate

Comedy revival

Comedy revival

By Megan Basham

Television | Scripted sitcoms are suddenly hot again

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Oct. 14-16 according to Box Office Mojo

Person of Interest

Person of Interest

By Michael Leaser

Television | New CBS drama offers themes of grace, redemption, and renewal

The Big Year

The Big Year

By Michael Leaser

Movies | This comedy is not just for the birds

Analyzing a bestseller

Analyzing a bestseller

By Marvin Olasky

Books | A closer look at Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Notable books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four books about reading

DeMint's prescription

DeMint's prescription

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | The GOP, says Sen. James DeMint, needs to regain the trust of Americans that it will act on the issues it ignored last time

Worthy tributes

Worthy tributes

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Three new albums do a better-than-expected job of playing homage

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five rock 'n' roll box sets

Notebook

Getting grace

Getting grace

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Obedience is important, author says, but homeschoolers should not let rules obscure the gospel

Mentors with mobiles

Mentors with mobiles

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Beyond friend-to-friend, software maker wants to help teachers teach and students learn, anywhere

Acting fishy

Acting fishy

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Judge has harsh words for government scientists over handling of delta smelt case

Deliverance Church

Deliverance Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Nairobi, Kenya

Shaping lives

Shaping lives

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Baseball's greatest coaches rarely reach its greatest stage

Sharp turns

Sharp turns

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | A volatile stock market has scared investors and attracted speculators

Turning inward

Turning inward

By Tim Dalrymple

Religion | Giving declines as mainline churches focus more resources toward themselves

Voices

Defining the 'test' clause

Defining the 'test' clause

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2012 | Let's move the debate over Mormon candidates forward

Male call

Male call

By Janie B. Cheaney

The cultural decline of men is a problem for us all

A better exit strategy

A better exit strategy

By Mindy Belz

It's possible to leave Afghanistan without losing it

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Quit worrying

Quit worrying

By Andrée Seu

It ruins good days and bad days, and puts faith in the wrong place

Not finished yet

Not finished yet

By Marvin Olasky

American spirit of social entrepreneurship should provide hope when pessimism knocks

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