Table of Contents

Cover Story

Inside outsider

Inside outsider

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Despite past infidelities and an establishment background, Newt Gingrich has pedaled his way to evangelical support, but Romney, Santorum, and Paul continue…

In this issue: "Tour d'America road rage," Feb. 11, 2012

Features

Good deeds punished

Good deeds punished

By Tiffany Owens

Religion | New York congregations that worship in public schools pay rent to the schools, meet during non-school hours, and in many ways help their communities, but they…

Remembering black history

By Marvin Olasky

Black History Month | African-Americans should not lose their past

Miss Virginia

Miss Virginia

By Emily Belz

Black History Month | Meet the woman whose civil-rights journey stretched from Little Rock to Washington, D.C.

Climbing out of the cradle

Climbing out of the cradle

By Les Sillars

Black History Month | Kay Coles James is rebuilding the home and the legacy of Robert Russa Moton

Taking a stand

Taking a stand

By Joel Hannahs

Black History Month | Quentin Smith and 100 other African-American officers in 1945 refused an unjust order and got the attention of a president

More unmerited mercy

More unmerited mercy

By Marvin Olasky

Biography | Battling against ideologies that mistranslate the Bible, kill neighborhoods, and hurt students. Not so often battling against my own pride

Dispatches

Left behind

Left behind

By Emily Belz

President Obama went against some of his allies, including within his administration, with his contraceptive mandate

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Mexican politics Mexico's influential PRI political party will announce on Feb. 5 its candidate for the July 2012 presidential elections in Mexico. After…

Revolutionary zeal

Revolutionary zeal

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Open and shut

Open and shut

By Marvin Olasky

When media 'balance' doesn't allow for the view that adultery is wrong

Escalating battles

Escalating battles

By Olivia Snow

Mexico and Guatemala are finding no peace in their drug wars

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Engaged Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, 24, announced she is engaged and plans to marry later this year. In 2002, Brian David Mitchell snatched the then…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"Schettino, maybe you saved yourself from the sea, but I'll make you have trouble for sure. Go aboard!" Livorno Port Authority chief Gregorio De Falco, to…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Buffett pays It looks like Berkshire Hathaway billionaire Warren Buffett will be donating to the United States Treasury after all. The investment mogul and…

Reviews

Another mystery island

Another mystery island

By Megan Basham

Television | As with Lost , J.J. Abrams has the makings of a big hit with Alcatraz

The Artist

The Artist

By Michael Leaser

Movies | New silent film is both a box office and artistic success

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock play limited roles in film that focuses on a boy's loss of his father on 9/11

Portlandia

Portlandia

By Emily Whitten

Television | Little-watched IFC network now has a big hit

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 20-22 according to Box Office Mojo

Darwin: founder, destroyer

Darwin: founder, destroyer

By Marvin Olasky

Books | An outpouring of Darwin-based books applies evolutionist's thinking on broader realms

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Valentine's Day books

No passion for politics

No passion for politics

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | An influential author and commentator, William Bennett turned down chances to run for national office

Changing rap

Changing rap

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Two-disc anthology traces an evolving genre

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five new or recent jazz CDs

Notebook

Singles' stories

Singles' stories

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Readers offer advice for young Christians on dating and marriage

Texting charity

Texting charity

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Technology spurs millions in 'impulse giving'

Laboratory lies

Laboratory lies

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Surveys uncover questionable practices in scientific research

African Meeting House

African Meeting House

By The Editors

Houses of God | Boston

Citizen first

Citizen first

By Marvin Olasky

Sports | Boston goalie Tim Thomas makes an admirable stand not to visit the White House

Wage worries

Wage worries

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Several states are raising minimum wage despite the threat of higher unemployment

Community property?

Community property?

By Tim Dalrymple

Religion | Seven Virginia congregations that left the Episcopal Church must leave their properties, too

Voices

Supreme agreement

Supreme agreement

By Joel Belz

Christians can rejoice in the high court's unanimous wisdom in the Hosanna-Tabor case

Mystic chords

Mystic chords

By Janie B. Cheaney

The proposed Eisenhower memorial reflects a nation that has forgotten greatness

A weight of hopelessness

A weight of hopelessness

By Mindy Belz

Street-level discontent in 2012 may grow along with unchecked authoritarianism in Africa

Getting by in Greece

Getting by in Greece

By Paul Glader

Greece | How the European economic crisis affects one middle-class Greek family

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

The cross in the stone

The cross in the stone

By Andrée Seu

Signs and wonders declare God's work in our everyday lives

Be specific

Be specific

By Marvin Olasky

Abstractions and generalizations are hindrances in life and in writing

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