Table of Contents

Cover Story

Man in motions

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | A lone Georgia attorney helps spur GM’s recall of 2.6 million cars, but a higher law drives his passions inside and outside the courtroom

In this issue: "Day of reckoning," June 14, 2014

Features

Playing defense

By Emily Belz

Politics | Behind the scenes in a blue state legislature, pro-life lobbyists go door to door for votes

'Too big to jail'

By Warren Cole Smith

Banking |  Are the world’s biggest banks beyond the reach of the law?

The examined life

The examined life

By Lynn Vincent

Books | Personal historians preserve ‘ordinary’ lives through published memoirs

Second opinions

Second opinions

By Daniel James Devine

Medicine | Liberal policies at major medical associations are hard pills for conservative doctors to swallow, and some are fighting back with alternative groups

Loop de loop

Loop de loop

By Angela Lu

Technology | Quick quiz: Do the names Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas ring a bell? Does the phrase “Dat backflip, doe” mean anything to you? Are you despairing over the…

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | May 26: Sami Bolton mourns Marcus McLain at his grave on Memorial Day at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Reservist Bolton served with the…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Nominated   Saira Blair, a 17-year-old high school senior, on May 13 defeated an incumbent to become the Republican nominee for a West Virginia state…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | June 9   Former college basketball star Ed O’Bannon’s class-action lawsuit against the NCAA heads to federal court today. O’Bannon, a standout…

Orphan rescue

By Jill Nelson

Ukraine | Groups mobilize to bring orphans in unstable eastern Ukraine to western regions as tensions with Russia continue

Called to report

By Daniel James Devine

Child Sexual Abuse | After a criminal trial of child sex abuse, questions linger over how much pastors knew

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

News | 47% The share of unemployed Americans who have completely given up looking for a job, according to a Harris Poll conducted for Express Employment…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Cushioned treasure A trio of college students at SUNY New Paltz in New York earlier this year bought a lumpy couch for $20 at a Salvation Army store. It…

Notebook

Produce policing

By Abigail Maurer Murrish

Lifestyle | Growing regulation is stifling small farms, but is it reducing food-borne illness?

Fake followers

Fake followers

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Twitter is awash in fake accounts, undermining its credibility as a social status gauge

False security

False security

By Daniel James Devine

Science | As HIV spreads, the government recommends an expensive and questionable prevention plan

The Free Magyar Reformed Church

The Free Magyar Reformed Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Staten Island, N.Y.

The missing part

By Andrew Branch

Sports | Champion golfer Bernhard Langer isn't shy about his Christianity

Famous last words

By Dave Swavely

Religion | In a season of commencement controversy, some Christian colleges look close to home for speakers

Columnists

Grandpa J and the VA

By Joel Belz

Government | Beware government bureaucracies, but don’t prejudge the motivations of every bureaucrat

Let’s be reasonable

Let’s be reasonable

By Janie B. Cheaney

Courts | Considered rationally, court-led revolutions in abortion and marriage do not make sense

Hashtag wars

By Mindy Belz

Nigeria | Victims of terrorism past, present, and future deserve more than a sentimental campaign dressed as foreign policy

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

‘Salt and light on campus’ May 3  As a professional academic, I’ve found that faculty on Christian campuses are typically far more liberal than…

Repeated exposure

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Culture | The simple formula that can transform and desensitize an entire culture

Honoring Dad

Honoring Dad

By Marvin Olasky

Father's Day | Don’t go inside when he drops the ball

Culture

Fast backward

By Sophia Lee

Movies | Days of Future Past is blockbuster fun but not much more

The Fault in Our Stars

By Emily Whitten

Movies | When Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) looks up at the stars, she doesn’t see the promise of God as Abraham did. As a 16-year-old dying of cancer who…

Ivory Tower

By Sophia Lee

Documentary | According to his filmography, director Andrew Rossi likes to narrate the crumbling of great institutions. He’s investigated the tumultuous traditional…

About a Boy

By Emily Belz

Television | In NBC’s About a Boy , 30-something bachelor Will (David Walton) is wealthy after composing a hit Christmas song: He impulsively buys a $500 margarita…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

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

Against tyrants

Against tyrants

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Two treadmill books about the need for restraint in positions of power

Notable Books

By John Ottinger III

Books | Four recent works of speculative fiction

Pioneering Palaus

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Evangelist Luis Palau and his sons are spearheading new approaches toward public schools and gay leaders in a hugely secular city

High-stakes struggle

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Albums show composer Francis Poulenc giving musical life to a battle with sin

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent classical albums

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