Table of Contents

Cover Story

Boots on the ground

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Three candidates with real-world experience lead the GOP attempt to oust Senate insiders

In this issue: "Into thin air," Aug. 23, 2014

Features

Detention contention

By J.C. Derrick

Immigration | Already controversial, the nation’s immigrant detention system is bursting at the seams with only growth in sight

Toward ‘a sustained quiet’

By Mindy Belz

Israel | Israel's explosive pursuit of Hamas won remarkable support amid tragedy, reflecting a changing Middle East calculus

Plastic facade

By Sophia Lee

South Korea | South Korea’s glittering prosperity masks a suffering people

Street savvy

By Emily Belz

Hope Award | East Region winner Seeds of Hope has won credibility in a brutal Camden neighborhood

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | AUGUST 4: Dressed as Gordon Highlanders, members of a living history group march through a poppy-strewn field in Bovington, England, commemorating the 100th…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Named The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities announced Shirley Hoogstra will become its seventh president on Sept. 29. Hoogstra spent the last 15…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Aug. 18  Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will cut short his term in office when he resigns from the House of Representatives after a 13-year run…

Contraception exceptions

By Emily Belz

Religious Liberty | White House moves to write a new, new accommodation for nonprofits

‘State’ means ‘state’

By Marvin Olasky

Healthcare | A second Obamacare smoking gun emerges

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘We don’t care about that religion of yours.’ Nigerian Boko Haram leader Abu Shekau to Nigerian Christians in a July video. At the end he dances and…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Breakfast bandit Most break-ins are horrific, but some aren’t so bad. A Colorado Springs, Colo., man awoke July 23 to the smell of food cooking. Making his…

Notebook

Rocky rollout

By Kiley Crossland

Lifestyle | With problems emerging amid Colorado's marijuana experiment, how then shall the church respond?

Light eater

Light eater

By Michael Cochrane

Technology | A new material can make anything coated with it appear featureless

Attack bac

Attack bac

By Julie Borg

Science | Research points to possible way to target superbugs

St. Joseph Cathedral

St. Joseph Cathedral

By The Editors

Houses of God | Bambari, Central African Republic

Stump of Stanford

By Mary Jackson

Sports | Without carrying a title, counselor wields great influence with Stanford's athletes

Is the U.S. dollar adrift?

Is the U.S. dollar adrift?

By David Skeel

Money | Other nations are starting to think so

Columnists

Birth is just a start

Birth is just a start

By Joel Belz

Faith & Inspiration | The gospel doesn’t end after we are born again

Generation distraction

Generation distraction

By Janie B. Cheaney

Culture | With digital technology, we are able to insulate ourselves from what makes us human

Borderline crazy

By Mindy Belz

Middle East | Not-so-internal conflicts are redrawing the map of the world

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Rhythm and rhyme

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Music | How well-written songs—and columns—can get under our skin

Clouded judgment

Clouded judgment

By Marvin Olasky

History | How secret trysts helped push three troubled nations into one horrible war

Culture

Space cowboys

Space cowboys

By Megan Basham

Movies | Guardians of the Galaxy is a cheeky, charming celebration of American culture

The Hundred-Foot Journey

By Sophia Lee

Movies | All the best scenes in The Hundred-Foot Journey take place on the 100-foot-wide rocky path between two restaurants in a provincial town south of France. It’s…

The Giver

By J.C. Derrick

Movies | Many people and organizations deserve credit for the unmistakable shift taking place in the decades-long battle over abortion, but a culture-shaping book…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of August 1–3 according to Box Office Mojo

Continental catastrophe

By Marvin Olasky

Books | The path that led Europe into decades of brutality

Notable Books

By Albin Sadar

Books | Four books to tickle the funny bone

Taking on Goliath

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Cynthia Wenz has a pro-life plan to compete against Planned Parenthood

Winter storm

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Full-tilt blues rocker leaves a legacy of intensity

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Four new albums

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