Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Back to School

Back to School

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | We cover education stories throughout the year, but once a year we take a longer look

Cover Stories

Troubling trends

Troubling trends

by Elise Grafe, Angela Lu, Casey Luskin & Leigh Jones

Cover Story | Some public schools continue their slide into transgender politics, Darwinian groupthink, and hostility to Christianity

Cover Stories

Fighting back

by Mary Jackson, Elise Grafe, Angela Lu, Daniel James Devine & Samantha Gilman

Cover Story | Christian public school teachers go to court, and scientists quietly advance intelligent design

Cover Stories

Split decisions

by Joy Pullmann, Kaitlyn Speer & Michael Reneau

Cover Story | Charter growth may hurt private schools and other good/bad education news

Cover Stories

Advancing Liberty

by Warren Cole Smith

Cover Story | A Christian college’s growth may tempt regulators

In this issue: "Back to School," Sept. 7, 2013

Features

Egypt burns

By Jamie Dean

Egypt | As the military meets a violent Muslim Brotherhood, an ancient civilization that includes Egypt's Christians endures a brutal backlash

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | Egyptian violence A supporter of ousted Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi shoots a slingshot against Egyptian security forces during clashes in Cairo…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Convicted A Boston jury on Aug. 12 convicted mobster Whitey Bulger, 83, of racketeering, money laundering, drug dealing, and 11 murders in a crime spree…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Sept. 7  The 34th America’s Cup international sailing race will launch today. The two-week contest will include 17 matches held in the waters near San…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘Google has finally admitted they don’t respect privacy.’ John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project director, on a court motion filed by…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Pet food A Bethlehem, Pa., man cited by authorities for having too many chickens at his house on Aug. 8 told police to chill out: He planned on eating the…

Notebook

Homebodies

Homebodies

By Angela Lu

Lifestyle | For many, daily commutes from bed to home office beat the alternative

Hacked at home

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Wireless devices in appliances may be too smart for their own good

Price pioneers

Price pioneers

By Daniel James Devine

Science | A surgical center in Oklahoma City brings healthy competition to healthcare

Vox Veniae

Vox Veniae

By The Editors

Houses of God | Austin, Texas

One-armed force

By Zachary Abate

Sports | Georgia basketball player may be on his way to an NCAA powerhouse

Back-to-school taxes

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Government-manufactured costs drive up prices for everyone

Assembly of growth

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Diverse Pentecostal denomination bucks trends in American Protestantism

Columnists

Drilling down

Drilling down

By Joel Belz

Business | In business Glenn Gault bit by bit promotes a Christian worldview

The crooked way

The crooked way

By Janie B. Cheaney

Faith & Inspiration | Amid our tangled mess, God is at work to achieve His purposes

The evil that men do

By Mindy Belz

Terrorism | Once denied U.S. refuge from terrorists, Deborah is safe, for now

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Dangerous faces

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | The Scriptures warn against the deceptions of a pleasing visage

The real heart of the matter

By Marvin Olasky

Education | A blue-ribbon commission inadvertently shows what’s wrong with humanities education

Culture

Uncommon Jobs

By Megan Basham

Movies | Biopic of Apple founder veers into corporate hagiography

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now

By Emily Whitten

Movies | When asked about this film’s journey to the big screen, screenwriter Scott Neustadter explains: “It was much easier to sell network execs on a film…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Aug. 16-18 according to Box Office Mojo

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

By Michael Leaser

Movies | If Oprah Winfrey stars in your movie, then it must be a “very important” film. Not since Beloved in 1998 has Oprah appeared on camera as anyone but herself,

Austenland

Austenland

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Love them or hate them, there are countless Jane Austen spin-offs. This month’s release of the movie Austenland adds yet another to the menagerie. Although the…

Poverty primer

Poverty primer

By Marvin Olasky

Books | These good reads delve into the real root causes of poverty

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Four recent books about public education

The rest of the story

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | The tools of sports writing, says Thomas Lake, involve much more than a knowledge of sports

Hottest 100?

Hottest 100?

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Billboard 's historic hits make a soundtrack for America's 55-year dance with adolescence

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent classical releases

Performers with a purpose

By Daniel James Devine

Music | A performing arts festival trains students to be ‘musicianaries’

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