Table of Contents

Cover Story

Ballot boxing

Ballot boxing

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Opponents of Voter ID laws say advocates want to depress minority turnout to defeat President Obama. But supporters say the laws are a common-sense way to…

In this issue: "Who will vote?," April 21, 2012

Features

Tea Party star

Tea Party star

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Allen West was on his way to a long and successful Army career, until unplanned events turned him into one of Capitol Hill's strongest conservatives

Intense isolation

Intense isolation

By Susan Olasky

Autism | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 85 U.S. children is born with autism, Asperger's syndrome, or a related disorder. Boys are…

Desperately seeking Pulitzers

Desperately seeking Pulitzers

By Marvin Olasky

Media | The Associated Press wants more 'interpretation' and more 'thematic thinking.' Translation: More bias

Whirlwind production

Whirlwind production

By Angela Lu

Hollywood | The making of a short film for the 168 Film Festival is a fast-paced labor of love

Dispatches

Bated breath

Bated breath

By Emily Belz

Supreme Court | Former Supreme Court clerks predict justices will uphold healthcare law

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Kim Il-Sung celebrations Indoctrinated North Koreans will take to the streets on April 15 to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Kim Il-Sung.

Both sides now

Both sides now

By The Editors

Campaign 2012 | and other news briefs

Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers

By Marvin Olasky

Media malfeasance doesn't help the case of Trayvon Martin

A cross to bear

A cross to bear

By John Warwick Montgomery

UK women go to European Court over their decision to wear crosses to work

Spring freeze

Spring freeze

By Mary Jackson

Enrollment cuts await California students unless voters agree to raise taxes

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Visited Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba last month in what marked only the second papal visit to the island. President Raul Castro and Fidel Castro met with…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"Going to jail in Cuba is hell. I lived it." Cuban dissident Oscar Espinosa Chepe on the likely destination of a protestor who shouted anti-communist slogans…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Titanic in Texas For Texans with a big appetite-and a bit of a shipwreck fascination-one Houston restaurant has just the thing. Cullen's Upscale American…

Reviews

Light <em>Touch</em>

Light Touch

By Megan Basham

Television | New Fox drama is entertaining, but it lacks the depth of other big-picture mysteries

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Stellar performances help mitigate the film's shortcomings

Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans

By Emily Whitten

Movies | Bone-cracking, edge-of-your-seat action may help film defy the scorn of the critical gods

Bully

Bully

By Tiffany Owens

Movies | Documentary exposes both the appalling reality of bullying at school and the frustrating lack of effective solutions

Box Office Top 10

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of March 30-April 1 according to Box Office Mojo

A rare jewel

A rare jewel

By Marvin Olasky

Books | New biography highlights Puritan author's secret to contentment

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four recent crime novels

Second opinion

Second opinion

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Obamacare, says author and medical pioneer Ben Carson, is not the right prescription for America

Rewarding mix

Rewarding mix

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | A free album showcases Wendell Kimbrough's hard-to-define music

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Four new pop-rock CDs

Notebook

Raising up scholars

Raising up scholars

By Kira Clark

Lifestyle | Seattle program is intense, but it helps low-income, minority students thrive in the classroom

The self-tracked life

The self-tracked life

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Doctors hope digital devices will prompt better eating and exercise habits

Death knocking

Death knocking

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Special medical teams in the Netherlands are making fatal house calls

Cook Islands Christian Church

Cook Islands Christian Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Arutanga, Aitutaki Island

Stay home

Stay home

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Opponents of 'Tebow bill' send a clear message to homeschoolers

In the zone?

In the zone?

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Employment and real estate markets will likely feed or starve recovery

What an atheist looks like

What an atheist looks like

By Les Sillars

Religion | Reason was in short supply at the Reason Rally 2012 in D.C., but reasons for compassion were abundant

Voices

Compared to what?

Compared to what?

By Joel Belz

The Paul Ryan budget plan has plenty of critics but not a lot of alternatives

Bedroom politics

Bedroom politics

By Janie B. Cheaney

Free love hasn't delivered freedom, but a political party remains unabashed

Wins and losses

Wins and losses

By Mindy Belz

Christianity is a defeated thing that survives all conquerors

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Change of course

Change of course

By Andrée Seu

Walk by faith, for life without Christ is not authentic living

The breathless trumpeter

By Marvin Olasky

Americans once fought against attempts to extinguish freedom, but what about now?

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