Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Cities of refuge

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | The U.S. immigrant legacy and the welcome refugees receive in the United States offer relevant lessons in the debate over immigration reform and how to pave a…

Cover Stories

Here to work

by J.C. Derrick

Cover Story | The passage of immigration reform may stumble on a path to citizenship that illegal immigrants don’t necessarily want

In this issue: "Coming to America," April 6, 2013

Features

R-rated libraries

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | The U.S. library establishment is ideologically committed to providing inappropriate material to children, but citizens are not powerless to stop it

Powerful obscurity

By Emily Belz

Welfare | Robert Doar may not be well-known, but he made welfare reform a reality in New York City

Automatic employment

By Daniel James Devine

Business | Manufacturers say robots and automation, far from hurting workers, can save American jobs in the face of global competition

Dispatches

Southern strategy

Southern strategy

By Jamie Dean

Religion | The selection of an Argentine as pope may have been, in part, an attempt to stop evangelical inroads in South America

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Easter Sunday   Many Western Christians will celebrate the Easter holiday on March 31, and Pope Francis will on that day deliver his first…

Silent treatment

By The Editors

News | And other news briefs

Nihilists' America

By Warren Cole Smith

SXSW | South by Southwest is a cultural snapshot of where U.S. pop culture is heading

GOP autopsy

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Inside report shows public perception of Republicans is grim

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Won Mitch Seavey, 53, became the oldest man to win Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey, who won the competition in 2004, finished the 1,000-mile…

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘I feel highly responsible for his actions.’ Nathaniel Richmond, absentee father of one of two Ohio teens convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. A judge…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Spreading the wealth Most people who win lotteries end up sending their money down the drain. Mark and Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Mo., are doing so in a…

Notebook

Old lives, new life

By David Fisher

Lifestyle | How three men came to reject Christianity and what we can learn about the importance of a faith that delights in Jesus

Stop, frisk, and scroll

Stop, frisk, and scroll

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Police in some jurisdictions have the right to search a suspect’s cellphone during an arrest

Raising the Dead Sea

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Will an ambitious water project revive a sinking salty sea?

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

By The Editors

Houses of God | Washington, D.C.

Lost in the Woods?

By Mark Bergin

Sports | If Rory McIlroy isn’t ready for life at the top, his predecessor will happily reassume the role

Pinch at the pump

Pinch at the pump

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Market forces and Fed policy will likely keep gasoline prices high

What billions buy

By Joy Pullmann

Education | Bill Gates is reshaping American education with his pocketbook

A choice and an echo

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Tight security, much advice accompany papal selection

Columnists

Rough water ahead

Rough water ahead

By Joel Belz

Healthcare | The fiscal cliff was nothing compared to the dislocations Obamacare will bring

Peter's identity crisis

By Janie B. Cheaney

Faith & Inspiration | The ‘I am’ meets the ‘I am not’

Droning on

By Mindy Belz

Middle East | Like other parts of the Middle East, the U.S.-Saudi alliance needs its own democracy movement

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Our daily bread

Our daily bread

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | God’s promises are bigger than insufficient funds

Don't waste your stink bugs

Don't waste your stink bugs

By Marvin Olasky

Culture | The teleology of a dive-bombing ‘devil’ insect

Culture

Charming <em>Croods</em>

Charming Croods

By Megan Basham

Movies | DreamWorks’ new animated film is perhaps the best the studio has produced for families

Duck Dynasty

Duck Dynasty

By Emily Whitten

Television | Deep in the duck blinds of Louisiana, there lives a clan of burly men and their devoted wives and children. Should you stumble upon them Wednesdays 10 p.m.

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of March 15-17 according to Box Office Mojo

The Sapphires

The Sapphires

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | The 1960s were a time of racial turmoil in America, but there was one medium that transcended class, culture, and race. That medium was music. Motown was in…

The World According to Dick Cheney

The World According to Dick Cheney

By Alicia M. Cohn

Television | The World According to Dick Cheney is not an examination of a polarizing former vice president. It is a history lesson molded by the perspective of the man…

Hardboiled fiction

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Dennis Lehane is definitely not for some readers

Notable Books

By Emily Whitten

Books | Four books spotlighting new beginnings

The Technicolor life

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Rep. Michele Bachmann on marriage, feminism, Christianity in politics, and the need for conservative candidates to be a virtual Wikipedia

Christian tapestry

Christian tapestry

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | The lack of a major label is a major asset for Christine Yvette

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent releases

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