Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Urban frontiers

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Many cities are in financial trouble, but some offer a sense of freedom for the pioneer-minded in WORLD's 2013 annual Cities coverage

Cover Stories

Brightmoor fighters

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | Population loss and official neglect haven’t kept residents of one Detroit neighborhood from banding together to rebuild

Cover Stories

Where are they now?

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | And where is New Orleans headed?

Cover Stories

Semi-liberated capitals

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Residents in three former Soviet cities are moving meter-by-meter forward (and sometimes back)

Cover Stories

L.A. grace

by Sophia Lee

Cover Story | A spiritual renaissance comes to downtown Los Angeles

In this issue: "The new urban frontier," March 9, 2013

Features

Twelve worried men

By Edward Lee Pitts

Congress | A small group of House conservatives view the nation’s debt as a threat worth risking a political career to fight. Their decision may be bearing fruit

Friend or foe?

By J.C. Derrick

Immigration | For pro-life Republicans, opposing comprehensive immigration reform puts many in league with pro-abortion and population control groups

Dispatches

Keeping their people in chains

By Mindy Belz

North Korea | North Korea's nuclear program draws world attention away from its toll of human misery

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | National People’s Congress   When China’s rubber stamp legislature convenes on March 5, it’s expected to make Communist Party Chairman Xi…

No homeschool haven

No homeschool haven

By Mary Jackson

Homeschooling | The U.S. Justice Department wants to overturn asylum status granted to a homeschooling family in 2010 and deport them to Germany, where the parents likely…

No churches allowed?

By The Editors

News | And more news briefs

'We lost the most,' says Chinese mother

By Angela Lu

China | Feng Jianmei, whose forced abortion last summer lit a firestorm against the country’s one-child policy, spoke out about her experience for the first time…

Caught in the middle

By Moses Wasamu

Kenya | It’s hard for the U.S. president to play neutral in Kenya’s upcoming election

On pilgrimage

By Jill Nelson

Israel | Sen. Rand Paul tells Israelis it’s time to wean off the U.S. dole

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Died Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, 29, died Feb. 7 after undergoing a late-term abortion by abortionist LeRoy Carhart at his Germantown, Md., clinic. Carhart…

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl.’ NASCAR driver Danica Patrick on winning the Daytona 500 pole. She became the first…

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Alcoholic intake Beer is for more than drinking in Alaska. It’s also for making more beer. The Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau recently installed a new…

Notebook

Love for the long haul

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Will and Colene Norton say the secret to 73 years of 'compatibility' in marriage is God

Wild eye

Wild eye

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Drones take to the skies to hunt illegal hunters

Unlikely additives

Unlikely additives

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Nanoscale ingredients have made their way into foods, though the health effects are poorly understood

Cristolândia

Cristolândia

By The Editors

Houses of God | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Money for nothing much

By Mark Bergin

Sports | For baseball’s best, high salaries have often yielded poor production

Patient for profits

Patient for profits

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Christian business people investing in developing countries seek a ‘triple bottom line’

Papal departure

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | After an eventful eight years, Benedict XVI becomes the first pope in over 700 years to resign

Columnists

Ideal subscribers

By Joel Belz

WORLD | Two very different portraits of the type of reader WORLD is reaching

Number crunched

By Janie B. Cheaney

Media | Quantifying mankind adds up to a data-driven tyranny

When cities rot

By Mindy Belz

Cities | Residents as well as corporate interests and local officials have to seek the welfare of the city where God has called them

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Going first

Going first

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | A portable, pithy mantra that will leave you transformed

Words search

Words search

By Marvin Olasky

Compassion | New names, new stories, new journalists, new songs

Culture

Back to the Bible

By Megan Basham

Movies | Economics and new technology rekindle Hollywood's interest in Old Testament epics

Ultimate reality

By Emily Belz

Television | Survivor producer tackles a miniseries covering Genesis to Revelation

Treadmill swerve

By Marvin Olasky

Books | When insanity wins awards

Notable Books

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | Four Newbery Award and Honor winners for 2013

Regulation slayer

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Governments regularly set up arbitrary barriers to entrepreneurship. Chip Mellor and the Institute for Justice break them down

'Classy' Grammys

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Despite the efforts of Marcus Mumford, CBS cleaned up the Grammy Awards show

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent pop-rock releases

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