Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Friendly fire

Friendly fire

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | As President Obama prepares for the fall campaign, new party rules drag out the GOP primary race and keep Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum focused on…

Cover Stories

Buckeye blues

Buckeye blues

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story Sidebar | Most Ohio Republicans will vote for their party's eventual nominee, but that may be all many of them do for him

In this issue: "The battle," March 24, 2012

Features

A rush of life

A rush of life

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | For Jeremiah Small, an American teacher killed in Iraq, six years became long enough to build a legacy

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

By Angela Lu

Entertainment | Hollywood has Christians, and they're not giving up on the film industry

'Reckless prudence'

'Reckless prudence'

By Tiffany Owens

Religion | Fasting for 42 days to protest New York's ban on churches renting worship space at public schools was right up Manhattan pastor Bill Devlin's alley

Saved by God's Gollums

Saved by God's Gollums

By Marvin Olasky

Biography | Reporters on an ideological warpath mercifully cut short my yearning for the Inner Ring

Dispatches

Catastrophe in the making

Catastrophe in the making

By Mindy Belz

Defense cutbacks will hamper U.S. ability to address Mideast upheaval

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Coathanger birthday What the Golden Gate Bridge is to Americans, Australia's Sydney Harbour Bridge (pictured) is to Aussies. Nicknamed "The Coathanger" for…

Putin power

Putin power

By The Editors

And other news briefs

Given for a purpose

Given for a purpose

By Timothy Lamer

Virginia attorney general steps into church property cases

After-birth abortion

After-birth abortion

By Marvin Olasky

Infanticide | A new argument calls for new decisions

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Retiring Three-term Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, says she will not seek reelection this fall because she is tired of the "atmosphere of polarization"

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"Consumer demand is just not that strong for these vehicles." Lacey Plache, chief economist for auto analyst Edmunds, on GM's decision to halt production for…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Vive la différence? Ever on the alert for things that might offend the sensibilities of the French bourgeoisie, French government officials announced they…

Notebook

Animals as idols

Animals as idols

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Veterinarian Wendell Cantrell says a healthy affection for pets has become an unhealthy 'petcentrism'

Eyewitness India

Eyewitness India

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Citizen reporters with mobile phones remake journalism on the subcontinent

Drugged out

Drugged out

By Daniel James Devine

Science | The number of drugs facing shortages is suddenly on the rise

Canongate Kirk

Canongate Kirk

By The Editors

Houses of God | Edinburgh, Scotland

Taking a pass

Taking a pass

By Mark Bergin

Sports | LeBron James has no choice but to be measured in final moments

Pumped up

Pumped up

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Rapidly rising gas prices could mean trouble for a nascent recovery

Columnists

Sin is sin

Sin is sin

By Joel Belz

WORLD is not homophobic but realistic about an extreme challenge to God's order

Your Jesus and mine

Your Jesus and mine

By Janie B. Cheaney

Nobody owns the Son of God, and He has important words for both the right and the left

Remember that you are dust

Remember that you are dust

By Mindy Belz

A Lenten season of sacrifice should lead us not away but into the midst of men

Sobriety, Year 15

Sobriety, Year 15

By La Shawn Barber

Without Christ, giving up alcohol left me thirsty

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

With fear and trembling

With fear and trembling

By Andrée Seu

Take courage, for God is working in you as you work out your salvation

Titantic futility

Titantic futility

By Marvin Olasky

Without cultural renewal, social service programs are doomed to sink

Culture

Branching out

Branching out

By Emily Whitten

Movies | The Lorax proves to be a bonanza at the box office, and for liberal groups wanting to indoctrinate children

GCB

GCB

By Megan Basham

Television | None of the foul-mouthed, barely dressed characters on ABC show are actual Christians

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Quirky, genre-defying stories appear to be something of a speciality for British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the Weekend of March 2-4 according to Box Office Mojo

Views from without

Views from without

By Marvin Olasky

Books | An Indian and a Pakistani show appreciation for the West

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky, Ravi Zacharias, Sharilyn Martin & Julie Stiegemeyer

Notable Books | Four Christian picture books

The abortion empire strikes back

The abortion empire strikes back

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Karen Handel and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation felt the wrath of an angry Planned Parenthood

World weary

World weary

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Leonard Cohen's Old Ideas deserves its place on the charts

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Four recent classical releases

Issue Cover