Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Border bandits

Border bandits

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Illegal immigration may be down, but ranchers and farmers in south Texas say the influx continues and it's becoming more violent and criminal

Cover Stories

Going wages

Going wages

by Amy McCullough

Cover Story Sidebar | Employers say the Obama administration's attempt to increase pay for temporary, legal foreign workers will lead to large layoffs

In this issue: "Border bandits," Dec. 3, 2011

Features

Minority report

Minority report

By Jill Nelson

Libya | How Libya's new government treats religious and ethnic minorities will be its litmus test of 'democracy'

The generation that will pay

The generation that will pay

By Emily Belz

Millennials | Millennials, frustrated with the nation's debt and spending but juggling babies and law school, are taking action: They're running for Congress

What is a tax increase?

What is a tax increase?

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Democrats are dodging a deficit deal, but some Republicans in Congress are willing to raise revenue by closing loopholes for the wealthy in exchange for lower…

Campus conformity

Campus conformity

By Leigh Jones

Education | Christian university groups hope the Supreme Court will protect them from rules that sabotage their mission

Dispatches

Italian designers

Italian designers

By Warren Cole Smith

In the European debt crisis is perhaps a victory of reality over socialist ideology

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Private flight to ISS On Nov. 30, SpaceX, a privately owned Space taxi, will launch one of its Falcon rockets from Cape Canaveral to deliver cargo to the…

Getting old

Getting old

By The Editors

and other news briefs

The big two

The big two

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2012 | Are frontrunners Gingrich and Romney able to overcome major stumbling blocks?

Iran's gamble

Iran's gamble

By Jamie Dean

Israel 'more and more likely' to strike against Tehran's threatening nuclear arsenal

Human Race

By The Editors

Convicted A jury convicted Dr. Conrad Murray, 58, of involuntary manslaughter for giving the powerful anesthetic Propofol to Michael Jackson, resulting in the…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"It's been a tough year." Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who on Nov. 9 declared a state of emergency for 20 counties because of earthquakes, tornados, and severe…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Moving violations Three men charged with theft in the Poltava region of Ukraine would have a hard time returning to the scenes of their crimes. That's because…

Reviews

Sharp eyes

Sharp eyes

By Megan Basham

Movies | October Baby is the product of Christian filmmakers who have honed their craft

Melancholia

Melancholia

By Toddy Burton

Movies | The opening images of this film are beautiful and terrifying in a way that reminds the viewer why we have movie theaters

Immortals

Immortals

By Megan Basham

Movies | The storyline is often inexplicably mystical with characters coming and going without much explanation of their motives

The Greening of Whitney Brown

The Greening of Whitney Brown

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | This PG movie has a good message about what it means to be a friend

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Nov. 11-13 according to Box Office Mojo

Treadmill complexities

Treadmill complexities

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Beyond a black-and-white reading of American history

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky & Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four memoirs

Christian patriot

Christian patriot

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Patrick Henry, says biographer Thomas Kidd, would not be surprised by today's runaway federal government

'Tis the season

'Tis the season

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | This year's Christmas albums-from Bieber to Bublé

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza & Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five classical, ambient, and electronic new releases

Notebook

Harmonic convergence

Harmonic convergence

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Writers, artists, and harmonica enthusiasts latch on to the Occupy Wall Street brand

Green in the red

Green in the red

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Another taxpayer-backed energy company goes bankrupt

Rare rare earths

Rare rare earths

By Caroline Coleman

Science | U.S. mining companies are treading on the Chinese monopoly

ChristChurch Cathedral

ChristChurch Cathedral

By The Editors

Houses of God | Christchurch, New Zealand

Judging JoePa

Judging JoePa

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Legendary Penn State coach faces moral outrage, but residual support signals that sports is king

Signs of life

Signs of life

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Despite problems in Europe, the U.S. economy may be starting to heal

On the job

On the job

By Tim Dalrymple

Religion | A somewhat humbled Harold Camping continues to look at the Bible as a code to crack

Voices

Slingshot victories

Slingshot victories

By Joel Belz

Whatever the outlook for journalism's Goliaths, the future for WORLD looks bright

The optimist club

The optimist club

By Janie B. Cheaney

Christians have an unshakable reason to hope even as anxieties about America grow

Get serious

Get serious

By Mindy Belz

Campaign 2012 | The GOP presidential contenders appear stuck in a carnival midway of their making

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Fighting the good fight

Fighting the good fight

By Andrée Seu

It's in life's miniscule events that we meet our match

Window of opportunity

Window of opportunity

By Marvin Olasky

Will Libya ever return to its roots and embrace religious liberty?

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