Table of Contents

Cover Story

Remember those who are in prison

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | It’s a new day for China’s Communist leadership, but not for the dissidents the government imprisons. They linger in remote jails, beaten, forgotten, and…

In this issue: "2012 Daniels of the Year," Dec. 15, 2012

Features

Mistakes were made

Mistakes were made

By Mindy Belz & Edward Lee Pitts

Benghazi Attack | Despite his election victory, President Obama and other officials face hard questions over Benghazi attack

Conservative insider

By J.C. Derrick

Politics | Paul Teller directs the Republican Study Committee at a pivotal post-election time

Standing with the brethren

By J.C. Derrick

Nigeria | A group of Nigerian-Americans organizes to support violence-plagued Christians in northern Nigeria

Back to the journalist's lane

Back to the journalist's lane

By Marvin Olasky

Biography | Exposing scandal takes perseverance and fortitude, but seeing our corruption leads to seeing God’s grace

Dispatches

Power grab

By Jamie Dean

Egypt | Demonstrators take to the streets–again–as signs of an Islamist-hardened Egypt emerge

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Nobel Prize awarded European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will join other European Union leaders to collect the Nobel Peace Prize from Norwegian…

Israel’s new reality

By The Editors

and more news briefs

A long way from normal

By Emily Belz

Superstorm Sandy | A month after Superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey are reeling

Crafting a case

By Emily Belz

Religion | Christian retailer must provide abortifacients to employees

Human Race

By The Editors

Resigned Two weeks after winning reelection, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left his U.S. House seat of 17 years amidst a federal investigation into Jackson’s…

Quotables

By The Editors

Newsworthy | ‘Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.’ Angus T. Jones, 19, on  Two and a Half Men , the CBS sitcom in which he…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Return to sender After more than a decade, congregants of a North Dakota church are finally getting the chance to pay back. Over 15 years ago, when the St.

Notebook

The potter’s broken pieces

By Rebecca Gault

Lifestyle | Through lumps of clay, Rachel Norris testifies to God's grace and mercy

Drone surge

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Use of unmanned aircraft over central Asia is on the rise as the war there ‘ends’

Into red space

By Daniel James Devine

Science | China’s ambitious space program may serve both national pride and military

Guryong church

Guryong church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Seoul, South Korea

Trigger happy

Trigger happy

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Grinnell sophomore Jack Taylor scored 138 points, but why did he need 108 shots to do it?

Cared to death

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | The costs of Obamacare add up as employers lay off workers and cut back hours

Campus ministry conflict

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Cru finds itself in debate over women’s roles in ministry

School’s out

By Joy Pullmann

Education | Two major cities battle over saving their school systems by closing schools

Columnists

Our culture of deceit

Our culture of deceit

By Joel Belz

Culture | No one likes being lied to, and yet we intentionally mislead others

Carrying on the family business

Carrying on the family business

By Janie B. Cheaney

Religion | Going into all the world as witnesses is our job even in a hostile culture

Technical difficulties

Technical difficulties

By Mindy Belz

Technology | Are you running the worldwide web, or is it running you?

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Good gifts

Good gifts

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | God's word is a gift that is meant to be used

Leading with our chin

Leading with our chin

By Marvin Olasky

WORLD | With lessons learned from past and present, an opportunity to partner in the future

Culture

Fall of the <em>Guardians</em>

Fall of the Guardians

By Megan Basham

Movies | DreamWorks flops with edgy versions of Santa and the Easter Bunny

Red Dawn

Red Dawn

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Moviegoers will be hard-pressed to find a more unabashedly pro-American film this year than Red Dawn , even with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln sharing screens with…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Nov. 23-25 according to Box Office Mojo

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

By Emily Whitten

Movies | Two lovers lie in blooming grass and sunlight, in the springtime of their adulterous affair. It is hours before nightfall, before the violent grasping for fig…

Hitchcock

Hitchcock

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Even if you don’t know a thing about Alfred Hitchcock, you know his name. He was one of the greatest moviemakers of all time, and one of the most…

Debt and destruction

Debt and destruction

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Insights into America's rise illuminate the causes of her unraveling

Notable Books

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | New Bible-related books for children

Keep running the race

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Filmmaker Micheal Flaherty listens to his focus group—parents and their kids—and doesn’t give up

Grand old rebels

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Meat Loaf and Kid Rock are Republicans of a sort

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Five Christmas albums

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