Table of Contents

Cover Story

Latin persuasion

Latin persuasion

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Republicans hope that a young group of popular Hispanic conservatives, such as Ted Cruz of Texas, will help the party win over Hispanic voters in November.

In this issue: "The GOP and Hispanics," May 19, 2012

Features

Carolina blues

Carolina blues

By Jamie Dean

Politics | Scandal amid a close contest in North Carolina could foretell swing state headaches for Democrats and Obama heading toward a September convention in the Tar…

The eye of the storm

The eye of the storm

By Jill Nelson

Israel | Israelis contemplate a possible war against Iran with little worry but keen knowledge of what's at stake

The bloodiest day

The bloodiest day

By Marvin Olasky

Memorial Day | The Civil War produced more than 600,000 deaths: Ten percent of all males 20-45 years old in the North, and 30 percent of all white males 18-40 years old in…

'God's chickens'

'God's chickens'

By Emily Belz

Crime | Harking back to William Wilberforce, some evangelical leaders are joining efforts to crack down on cockfighting

Dispatches

High opinion

High opinion

By Emily Belz

More Americans favor tough immigration laws as Supreme Court hears Arizona case

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Mother's Day Don't be surprised if you can't find a seat in church on May 13. After Easter and Christmas, Mother's Day in the United States is often ranked…

Magic magnet

Magic magnet

By The Editors

Campaign 2012 | and other news briefs

Place holders

Place holders

By Tiffany Owens

Churches face a looming ban on meeting at public schools

Zeroing in on the problem

Zeroing in on the problem

By Warren Cole Smith

Why most tax increases won't cure federal debt

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Died TV producer Dick Clark, host of the hit song and dance show American Bandstand that influenced generations of teenagers and decisively shaped pop culture,

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order." GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on President Obama's claim that Romney would not have ordered the…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Mayor manners One Spanish mayor would like the citizens of his community to mind their manners. And to prove he's serious, he and the city council passed a…

Notebook

Victory in the ninth

Victory in the ninth

By J.C. Derrick

Sports | After nearly a decade of setbacks, Philip Humber stopped worrying and pitched a perfect game

Slow pitches, big wins

Slow pitches, big wins

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Jamie Moyer joins the annals of aged athletes who can still get it done

Rock bottom

Rock bottom

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Special Sunday abortions in Florida, nursing home junkies in The Hague

Byte-sized Bibles

Byte-sized Bibles

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Special microchips are invaluable resources to Christians in hostile nations

March cookout

March cookout

By Daniel James Devine

Science | What's behind the warmest spring on record?

Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt

Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt

By The Editors

Houses of God | Homs, Syria

French connection

French connection

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | The economic problems in Spain have crossed over the Pyrenees

Cursing and cursing

Cursing and cursing

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein strikes (out) again

Voices

Moving the goal posts

Moving the goal posts

By Joel Belz

Between a free market economy and a Marxist one, the United States tries to score from midfield

Not for sale

Not for sale

By Janie B. Cheaney

Everything has a price at Vanity Fair, but the best thing is free

A tale of two friendships

A tale of two friendships

By Mindy Belz

Iraqis face an ominous political crisis-and greater hope for unity amid diversity

God's foolishness vs. worldly wisdom

God's foolishness vs. worldly wisdom

By John Albaugh

Charles Colson: 1931-2012

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Altar calling

Altar calling

By Andrée Seu Peterson

A name change is God's gift for the remains of the day

Row upon row

Row upon row

By Marvin Olasky

A trip to Arlington National Cemetery is a fitting way to celebrate Memorial Day

Culture

Heroic struggle

Heroic struggle

By Emily Whitten

Movies | A disparate and fractious group of superhero characters form a compelling story in The Avengers

Damsels in Distress

Damsels in Distress

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Viewers will come away challenged to think beyond 'normal'

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

By Megan Basham

Movies | The humor here is dry, cheeky, and very, very British

Box Office Top 10

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of April 27-29 according to Box Office Mojo

Treadmill roundup

Treadmill roundup

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Worthwhile reads on topics from marriage to public policy

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four children's books

The cheer of the crowd

The cheer of the crowd

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Politicians and pastors, says former Congressman J.C. Watts, should beware of the intoxication of praise

The anxious queen

The anxious queen

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Madonna strives to maintain a facade in her vulgar MDNA

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five new pop-rock CDs

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