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Decision time

Decision time

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Sinful humans with all our quirks will decide who controls the White House and Congress. But under a sovereign God, the election is no crapshoot

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Hoosier spite

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Republican chances of taking the Senate aren’t being helped by 36-year Senate veteran Dick Lugar’s grudge against the primary opponent who dared defeat…

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Tea Party tests

by J.C. Derrick

Cover Story | Races in Virginia and Illinois will show how deep the roots of the 2010 House election have gone

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Revenge of the over-regulated

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Republicans, pointing to the success of free market policies in Virginia, are poised to make historic gains in governorships across the country

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Taking the initiative

by J.C. Derrick

Cover Story | A slew of marriage votes leads the list of ballot measures across the country in November

In this issue: "Race to the finish," Nov. 3, 2012

Features

Not forsaken

By Jamie Dean

Religion | A sharp increase in violence against Christians worldwide brings renewed urgency to the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Clinical analysis

By Susan Olasky

Healthcare | The 2012 election will have a deep impact on charity healthcare clinics in the United States. But the uninsured, and the need for these clinics, we will…

A calling to care

By Susan Olasky

Healthcare | Volunteer doctors, nurses, and dentists fill a crucial role in providing healthcare to the needy, especially when licensing and liability laws provide for…

Patient dedication

By Susan Olasky

Healthcare | Charity clinics often focus on changing unhealthy behavior, but it takes a long-term outlook and patients who want to change

Dispatches

The Oval Office is godless

The Oval Office is godless

By Marvin Olasky

Politics | American voters—and pundits—seem to be learning not to put their trust in princes

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

NBA season opens The Miami Heat, the NBA’s reigning champions, will kick off the professional basketball season on Oct. 30 when they play host to the Boston…

Minority report

Minority report

By The Editors

And more news briefs

King's crisis

By Warren Cole Smith

Religion | After a meteoric rise in the evangelical world, The King’s College president Dinesh D’Souza now faces his board’s likely questions about his…

Difference makers?

By Jamie Dean

Politics | Third-party candidates won’t get a lot of votes, but they may affect the outcome of campaign 2012

Human Race

By The Editors

Died Eric Lomax, whose memoir The Railway Man recounted his experiences as a British prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, died Oct. 8 at age 93. Lomax,

Quotables

By The Editors

‘Sometimes we have to get really high to see how small we are.’ Felix Baumgartner, a 43-year-old daredevil who on Oct. 14 broke world records for the…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Not care-free Four months after an unusual Panera restaurant opened in their neighborhood, some residents in the Lakeview area of Chicago are beginning to…

Notebook

What children live by

By Marvin Olasky

Lifestyle | WORLD follows up with mother who, for the sake of her children, made it her mission to get off and stay off welfare

Dying Leafs

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Americans aren’t excited about electric vehicles with short battery lives

Show your work

By Daniel James Devine

Science | A contentious study questioning GM food integrity needs integrity itself

Bedford Park Presbyterian Church

Bedford Park Presbyterian Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Bronx, N.Y.

Cheer fear

Cheer fear

By Mark Bergin

Sports | An anti-religion group claims high-school football and Bible verses are an unconstitutional mix

Data defects

Data defects

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Nobody cooks the unemployment rate books, but the government’s surveys do need reform

A bad rap?

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Christian rapper takes Reformed believers to task for admiring the Puritans

Columnists

No apologies needed

No apologies needed

By Joel Belz

Politics | Politics is part of our teaching assignment as Christians

Electronic delusion

Electronic delusion

By Janie B. Cheaney

Technology | Teenagers who spend too much time online never really learn about themselves

Spicy democracy

Spicy democracy

By Mindy Belz

India | In India as elsewhere, government of and by the people can be pungent, messy, and slow

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Call it courage

Call it courage

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | Whether called to surrender or fight, you must have courage and seek the Lord

An electric atmosphere

An electric atmosphere

By Marvin Olasky

Politics | Dissatisfying election? Yes, but we have three good reasons not to despair

Culture

Spy game

By Megan Basham

Movies | Argo entertains wonderfully as it gives the CIA rare but deserved credit

Here Comes the Boom

Here Comes the Boom

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Kevin James’ Here Comes the Boom (rated PG) has flashes of insight and well-paced humor as it tells the story of one man’s transformation from lazy drudge to…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Oct. 12-14 according to Box Office Mojo

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

By Emily Whitten

Television | U.S. viewers who love Downton Abbey might be surprised to learn that another BBC series, Call the Midwife , eclipsed it last spring in the U.K. and is now on PBS.

Atlas Shrugged, Part II

Atlas Shrugged, Part II

By J.C. Derrick

Movies | The United States is in dire financial straits and the federal government steps in to take economic control for the common good. Sound familiar? No, this is…

Not classy

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Will America’s new upper class embrace the alternative to coming apart?

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Four novels for light reading

American abyss

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | The country, says author Charles Murray, has big problems regardless of who wins the presidential election

Growing pains

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | His behavior may not reflect it, but Billie Joe Armstrong’s music shows him maturing

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Six new or recent CD releases

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