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13 JOEL.indd 2 6/8/12 11:04 AM Joel Belz Interpreting Scott Walker School choice may be the biggest long-term winner from Wisconsin’s June  vote

I      for every promising Far better than letting ourselves get preoccupied politician who, when he or she fi rst appeared with rising and falling stars, I’d suggest, is to keep on the scene got me all excited and energized— our eyes on the direction of major culture-shaping >> and who I then discovered had feet of clay— issues. As a consequence of Scott Walker’s well, let’s just say I could make a sizeable r e m a r k a b l e victory, for example, how will life in contribution to some needy cause. Wisconsin—and perhaps in other parts of America All that comes to mind in the wake of the as well—prove to be diff erent in the months and avalanche of comments that fi lled my mailbox after years ahead? And sometimes it takes an election Wisconsin G ov. Scott Walker’s convincing electoral cycle or two, or even a decade or two, for such response to his opponents’ eff orts to recall him from patterns to be established and confi rmed. Ronald offi ce. “He’s got it all!” said one WORLD subscriber. Reagan’s role as a culture-changing president, for “He’s the future!” another emailed me. And several example, was not widely acknowledged in most dozen more of you got in touch with me in various quarters until his death—and that was  years after ways to say that you too had gotten on the Walker he left offi ce. bandwagon. So it may be intriguing right now to ask whether Trouble is, no one seems to be quite sure just Scott Walker might end up as Mitt Romney’s where that bandwagon is headed. Media running mate or if he has the requisite charisma to with their predictions were all over the place. One run for the presidency himself some d ay. But the or two suggested that G ov. Walker had earned the really important questions to ask after the June  right to replace Mitt Romney vote in Wisconsin aren’t as the Republicans’ “presumed primarily about Scott Walker’s c a n d i d a t e ” in this year’s political future. š e most election—even though Walker important consequence of had never even pretended to be Scott Walker’s key victory is in the  race for president. likely to be its ripple eff ect At the other end, some argued over the next decade on the that the Wisconsin vote would issue of educational choice. actually help President Wisconsin has its own his- Obama’s reelection chances. toric role, especially in the city š at would happen, they said, of Milwaukee, as a hospitable because the Wisconsin vote NEW HOPE: A School Choice rally at the laboratory for educational would so scare the American Capitol in Madison, Wis., in . vouchers and charter schools. public at large—striking them Now, Wisconsin has also as so radical and extreme—that they would return to strategically minimized the potentially hostile role the comfy promises that only President Obama can of the teachers unions. More than almost anywhere see America through the nation’s current crises. in the nation, and largely because of Scott Walker’s Anticipating the future of an individual remarkable courage, genuine educational diversity politician, though, is very much an iff y thing. may have the opportunity to fl ourish and thrive. Others besides Scott Walker have zipped to the top I don’t mean to imply that Walker’s role in public of the news cycle—and often deservedly so—only to life ought to be limited to a single issue. But choice discover how fi ckle a friend public fame can be. Ask in education has been a central focus during the Sarah, for example. Sarah who? Oh, come on! It controversial fi rst term of this son of a Baptist

JOURNAL/AP was almost four years ago when many of us minister. If after expanding energetic voucher wondered whether candidate John McCain had p r o g r a m s from Milwaukee to Racine, Beloit, and STATE changed the whole paradigm when he named his Green B ay, he now provides a replicable template vice-presidential partner. But, for whatever reasons, that can be exported to the rest of the nation, I can it didn’t turn out that way. was and think of no more enduring gift he could off er the may still be an electric candidate and person. But rest of the nation and its desperately broken culture. APPS/WISCONSIN precious little public policy has changed because of If Scott Walker can do that, he won’t need to worry

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DIED Actor and game show GRADUATED Sho Yano host Richard Dawson, , died became the University of from complications of esopha- Chicago’s youngest student to geal cancer on June . Dawson earn an M.D. when he gradu- gained fame as Cpl. Peter ated June  at the age of . e Newkirk on the sitcom Hogan’s prodigy began his college Heroes during the s and career at the age later as the host of Family of  before Feud during the s and enrolling in s. Dawson, known as medical “ e Kissing Bandit” for school body burned, is celebrating the SPELLED California teen greeting female contes- when he arrival of her fi fth child with Snigdha Nandipati, , captured tants with a kiss on the was . husband Christian. Nielson, a fi rst place this year at the lips, had reportedly received Yano, who popular Mormon blogger, Scripps National Spelling Bee his cancer diagnosis three has a Ph.D. in recently released a memoir— by correctly spelling guetapens,

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do it. But Yahweh authorizes it frequently, and sometimes carries it out Himself. And that’s what you call a god of love? God doesn’t call Himself a god of love; leave that for Freya or Aphrodite. Rather, God is love. Love is the driving passion of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the energy shared between them that burst into the joy of creation. Love is the fuel the universe runs on. Love compels the Trinity to open up and let more creatures in. But what if we don’t want to come in? “ ose who rebel against God’s rules, even in small matters, are rebelling against the only game in town. “ is is it; God is in all. All things consist in Him (Colossians :-); through Christ, He holds everything together. Try to imagine a world without chemical bonding—it falls apart; it doesn’t exist. Likewise, nothing exists without God. A   , I’m interested in new “ at makes it pointless to complain about the editions of the Bible, especially children’s rules. Subjects can rebel against their king and story Bibles and translations. So the idea citizens against their dictators, but to rebel against >> behind e Brick Bible intrigued me: stories of God goes against our DNA. “ at’s why one “small” the Old Testament depicted in Legos. Upon exami- act of defi ance led immediately to heartbreak, nation it proves to be something of a stealth project. alienation, and murder. Even atheists know some- In his introduction, the author professes shock that thing is deeply wrong with mankind; they just so many people who cite the Scriptures as their rule think the disease is really the cure. for life don’t know what’s in it. He’ll fi x that: Every God’s creative love still pours out on the just and tale of wrath, vengeance, and slaughter gets the the unjust. But His covenantal love is particular. “ e Lego treatment, with a heavy emphasis on red nature of this love assumes not loving—as we set bricks. God, accurately translated “Yahweh” when friends and children and spouses apart from the rest appropriate, is shown as a white-bearded man with of humanity, so covenantal love includes some and angry eyes, who often whacks people personally. excludes others. Christians seem increasingly Imagine the author’s spring-loaded response to squirmy about this. We want to emphasize God’s parents who complain: It’s in the Bible. Look it up for love and forgiveness, but it’s often at the expense of yourself! And he’s right, to a point: Every word of His wrath and judgment, which is actually the fl ip the text is from some public-use translation, though side of the same coin. much abridged. “ e deception consists of what’s left Can’t God just issue blanket forgiveness for all out—no “steadfast love and faithfulness,” no sense except the most heinous off ender? On what basis? of holiness, no serious treatment of sin having to be Crimes have to be paid for. “ ose who will not accept dealt with. Also, depicting Yahweh as a two-inch Christ’s payment will have to pay for themselves. SPLASH toy encourages the idea that He’s basically like us, Well, can’t He just destroy the rebels? How? “ e

only with more power. breath He breathed into Adam was never taken NEWS/BRICKTESTAMENT/NEWSCOM “ e playground irony and emphasis on gore is an back. He’s holding them together. He holds them argument from the Enlightenment, repackaged for together even through eternity, where His wrath kids: “ e god of the Old Testament is a vengeful awaits those who reject Him. psychopath, and for him to demand worship is an It could not be otherwise. “ ose of us who want insult to modern sensibilities. It’s not an easy Him to “just forgive” don’t realize what we’re a r g u m e n t to answer because it appears to seize the a s k i n g . If lawbreakers are not punished in society, moral high ground. Wholesale slaughter is a bad the result is hell on earth. If sin is not punished in

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M  of girls have grown up now under the powerful Disney princess construct: a magical but questionable ideal of >> romance as reward, a scenario where girls earn happiness by securing a man’s true love, aided by fairy godmothers or well-intentioned potions. „ ese movies and the characters they represent— Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Pocahontas, Mulan, et al., each unique and likely still precious in their respective places in the hearts of adult women around the world—have remained beloved for a reason. Now, along comes Brave, a movie that aspires to add Merida to the ranks of iconic princess characters, but with a twist: Merida has no Prince Charming. In this deceptively radical choice by story- tellers, Merida’s storyline follows many of the same conventions of other Disney princess movies but reaches a “happily ever after” rooted in familial love and wise choices rather than in a wedding d ay. Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios fi rst teamed up in , but Brave is their fi rst team foray into princess territory as well as Pixar’s fi rst fairy tale, and therefore highly anticipated. And rightly so: „ e movie is f u n ny, memorable, heart warming, and beautifully animated. Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), the eldest daughter of a Scottish Highlands clan lord, looks like a porcelain doll with a shock of fascinating, unruly, red hair. No doubt many young girls will fi nd her a heroic character, complete with archery habit, pet horse Angus, and frustration with the “fate” her parents

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e tagline for the movie, Viewers will hear Merida “Change your f a te,” only declare, “It’s not my fault!” sums up the most multiple times in the movie, predictable aspect of the but ultimately watch her movie: Merida does not face up to the truth that want to follow her parents’ actions have consequences, set path of a marriage to an and sometimes those elder son of one of the other consequences harm the three Highland clans. e people who love us. fi lm isn’t anti-marriage—it A secondary plot—an depicts a loving, teasing rela- ancient relative also turned tionship between Merida’s into an apparently immortal parents. But Merida insists bear—provides a more she is not ready for romance. d r a m a t i c obstacle to over- It is unclear why Merida’s come, and an opportunity MOVIE parents—and particularly for Elinor to become a literal her mother—consider the “Mama Grizzly.” Although arranged marriage so the evil in Brave is not as Prometheus necessary. But to Merida’s dark or as epic as in some    mot her, there is only one other Disney fairy tales, path forward, and to scenes with the evil bear W    P you get the sense that Merida, dutifully obeying is (described as a “demon”) >> you are seeing two movies—the one Ridley Scott really unthinkable. could scare younger wanted to make and the one he felt he must make to please e emphasis in Brave is v i e w e r s , and moments where studio executives and fans. on the mother-daughter Elinor-as-bear is overtaken e fi rst is a beautiful, deeply mythological sci-fi journey relationship, and Queen by her beast nature and that delves into the two most important questions in Elinor (Emma ompson) is threatens her own daughter life. “Who made us? And what is our purpose?” as one of decidedly the most nuanced could confuse them. the crew members of the Prometheus, a spacecraft in search character in the movie e fi lm is rated PG for of beings who may have been the architects for life on (despite the fact that for some “scary action and rude Earth, asks. part of the movie she is humor.” e men in the fi lm e other movie, a far less interesting one, provides all transformed into a bear). provide much of the latter, the extraterrestrial gore that, along with profanity and Magic does play a role in as most of the male suggestive dialogue, earns the movie an R rating. It’s a shame Brave, complete with a characters are played for that Scott felt he needed to tie Prometheus in with his  witch, a spell, and guidance comedy rather than horror fi lm, Alien, because when he isn’t focusing on scaring via mystical will-o’- t h e - strength. Refreshingly, the audience, he fl irts with something profound. wisp lights. But here the however, Merida’s parents ough most of the crew’s professed interest is advancing l i t e r a l transformation are both alive and science or making money, as they draw closer to their goal achieved through magic clearly in a support- they begin to express hope that they will gain meaning from (turning Elinor into a ive marriage. meeting their creators. “If they made us, they can save u s,” bear because Merida Other things says one character. “From what?” asks the cross-wearing

neglected, in her parents should Dr. Shaw (Noomi Rapace). “D e a t h,” the character responds BROS. demand that her consider include a simply. is is only one of the many intriguing elements that PROMETHEUS: mother “change,” “ ch a n ge,” to long shot of nude get lost once things that go squelch in the night take over. WARNER specify “her mind”) is male bottoms is is not to say that Scott presents anything like sound AGES:

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BRIEFLY NOTED Timothy Dalrymple’s Jeremy Lin:  e Reason for the Linsanity (Center Street, ) skillfully alternates the back- ground of Knicks ph e n o m Jeremy Lin with accounts of the seven games that brought him to national attention. Paul David Tripp writes in Forever (Zondervan, ) about “eternity amnesia,” noting that “when it comes to the university classroom, the public square, and popular media, the concept of eternity is fundamentally absent.” Tripp would like to hear a news anchor close the nightly broadcast by saying, Fiction and friction “I know things often look bleak and chaotic, but remember that this is not all Five memorable novels for brisk treadmill walking there is. We are all heading for eternity, BY MARVIN OLASKY where all that is broken will be fi nally and forever fi xed.” S    America. Dryden combines insights  e Humane Vision of Wendell Berry, kinds of reading I particularly into contemporary Ukrainian political edited by Mark Mitchell and Nathan like to do on the treadmill. intrigues with deft portrayals of those Schlueter (ISI, ), includes essays >> Answer: all kinds, but when I’m who tire of lies. by writers who revere Berry’s stand tired, two types—magazines and William Ryan’s  e Darkening Field for individuality rather than individu- fi ction—keep me going through two-a- (Minotaur, ), which evokes well the alism, liberty rather than li bertarian- days, half an hour each time at a brisk tensions of those—here, Captain Alexei ism, and community rather than walking speed of  mph. Ko ro l e v, a  Moscow criminal investi- communitarianism. Š e regular magazines are WORLD gator—caught between the requirements If you’re in your s an depressed and a mix of conservative and liberal of conscience and the desire to stay alive about the rest of your life or unsure publications: National Review,  e amid Stalinist purges and paranoia. about what to do, it’s worth reading Weekly Standard,  e New Republic, Tom Rob Smith’s Agent  (Grand Reboot: What to Do When You r Career Is  e Atlantic, and sometimes Time and Central, ), the third of a trilogy Newsweek. Š e fi ction … well, fi ve featuring Leo Demidov, another good Over but You r Life Isn’t (Friesen, ). memorable novels set in Russia or its man caught in a corrupt system. From Author Phil Burgess asserts, based on neighbors are among those I’ve relished. Russia to New York C i t y, with an good evidence, that “Many ‘sixty some- (Note: Š ese contain occasional bad evocative Afghanistan stop in between, things’ are headed for the best years of langu a g e and violent episodes.) Demidov searches for the real story of their lives—including entrepreneurship, Š e most extraordinary is Adam his wife’s murder. civic involvement, deeper friendships, Johnson’s  e Orphan Master’s Son See a common pattern? At least in heightened self-awareness, and (Random House, ), which terrifi - the minds of the authors, and I suspect increased wisdom and practical knowl- cally evokes the terror of living in North in reality, decades of collectivist propa- edge.” Burgess does not emphasize as he Korea. Its non-straightforward plot ganda could not extinguish individual- should the diff erence a Christ-centered makes it not right for everyone, but it i t y. Š ese are all serious books that perspective makes, but his emphasis on kept me on the treadmill until my legs combine action and thought. I also the value of work—including volunteer ached and my heart did as well for the enjoyed Andrey Kurkov’s Death and the ILLUSTRATION: and Good Samaritan work—is important. millions imprisoned in their own land. Penguin (Melville House, ), a Carl Wieland’s One Human Family

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ILLUSTRATION: KRIEG BARRIE Reviews > QA e marriage battle An unlikely graduation present sculpted MAGGIE GALLAGHER into a fi erce defender of marriage and an outspoken critic of same-sex unions BY MARVIN OLASKY

M G, , You were unmarried and an amount of sacrifi ce that it Do the math. ™ ere is a  founding president of atheist: Why didn’t you have takes. It made me rethink percent chance of getting preg- COLLEGE

the National Organization an abortion? Because it is everything, starting with the nant in any one year. You start HENRY >> for Marriage, is now wrong to kill a human being. I sexual revolution. engaging in s e x u a l relationships president of the Institute for come from a wonderful family ™ ey tell you that birth at  and marry at

Marriage and Public Policy, and was raised to believebelieve that control c o n t r o l is  percent , which COX/PATRCIK

which examines the eff ect of taking care of your kids is the eff ective. What would ART law and public p o l i c y on most important thing you does that marriage. She is a syndicated could do. It may not be the mean? columnist and the author or co- most heroic virtue, author of e Case for maybe a little l i t t l e bour- Marriage, Enemies of Eros, geois, but above e Abolition of Marriage, all you take care of and Debating Same-Sex your kids. Marriage, published last month Good—but it by Oxford University Press. must have been a Since you grew up in hard graduation Portland, Ore., what led you to present. I foundfound it go cross-country to Yale? It’s extremely hard to tell why -year-olds do embarrassing, but mymy what they do, but I was the parents were very state champion in “Oxford supportive, even debating”—extemporaneous though I’m the only speaking—and was interested pro-lifepro-life person in my in the Yale Political Union. family to this day,day, Yale was the fi rst experience other than my children for me of being in a place and my husband. where being smart and inter- How did having a ested in ideas didn’t make baby and then you weird. caring c a r i n g forfor aa babybaby How did you become a change your life? follower, for a time, of Ayn You don’t love Rand? My mother had left the your child for Roman Catholic Church when I anything was . I was converted by except for science fi ction—Robert being your Heinlein—to being an atheist. child, and At , reading Atlas Shrugged, the I became a Randian. During your senior year at Yale you had a surprise. I became pregnant. Graduated in  and my oldest son was born in October of ’. ™ at was a life-transforming experience.

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13 Q&A.indd 26 6/5/12 3:41 PM be totally unexceptional. Forty But you returned to tradition to the public square. It night. ‡ e most important percent of those girls are going Catholicism and wrote articles is in the process of creating an question for gays is, “What do to get pregnant once out of and books about marriage. America where you cannot be you think about gay people?” wedlock. Nobody tells you that. So—why is same-sex marriage both a good citizen and be an When they are fi ghting a battle Only abortion makes that big lie so bad? Same-sex marriage outspoken advocate for a they need a villain: Otherwise, plausible. It’s what cleans up totally separates marriage from Christian understanding of sex you don’t have the right drama. the mess. We transfer our its core public function and idea: and marriage, because you will I’ve accepted it. I’m not willing s u ff ering and our problems to that we as a whole society need be redefi ned as a racist in the to live in an America where you our children. to bring in male and female to public square. have to be afraid to say the ideal If you hadn’t had this make and raise the next gener- Why do we emphasize for a child is a mom and dad. difficult surprise, and then ation, because children need same-sex marriage so much, In the s support for COLLEGE raised your child, would you mothers and fathers. Marriage when heterosexual adultery is abortion and homosexuality

HENRY be writing about sex and is not just a private act. a much bigger problem in tended to go up or down in marriage? I would not. I didn’t How does the drive to churches? If I could wave a tandem. In the past decade want to write about any girly affirm same-sex marriage wand and stop all adultery vs. the young have become more

COX/PATRCIK stuff .. I wanted to writewrite about constrain religious liberty? It stopping gay marriage, sure, I pro-life, but also more support-

ART war and money. changes the relationship of the would take that choice—but ive of same-sex marriage. Judeo-Christian that is not how cultures work.work. When I was  they said that an ‡ ey work and revolve aroundaround opponent of abortion was a foundational ideas. If you hater of women: “You’re calling lose the idea of what my sister a murderer.” But the marriage is and left can’t stigmatize everyone Christians are all the time. Also, abortion was viewed as racist and politically expensive for liberal- bigots, it will be a lot ism generally. I’m not taking more challenging to do away the enormous achieve- what we really need to ment of the pro-life movement do, which is to restore in developing a language, but it’s and strengthen our not that “we found some good marriage culture. words and now we are winning.” How would legalizing And, the environment will shift same-sex marriage be again, especially if we outlaw like the move to no-fault abortion. Now, every teen who divorce? I was  when might be gay who kills himself they brought no-fault is a front page story. You’d start divorce. People then were hearing that about women who told: ‡ is is a small change died because of abortion laws. that will aff ect only bad How do you think the marriages. ‡ ere was no same-sex marriage battle will broad public support for turn out? ‡ e future doesn’t no-fault divorce. It was look like the present just done through elite extended. It’s possible that in  n e t w o r k s , but once it’s years young gay people will the law, it’s extremely feel safe and say, “‡ is whole diffi cult to change. marriage thing was my parents’ Some gay activ- battle. I don’t care about it ists regularly call a n y m o r e . ” We already see gay you all kinds of marriage withering in the obscene names. How Netherlands. Marriage will not does that affect you? become a dominant institution It saddens me, but it’s in the gay community. It’s a not about me. It’s symbol right now of equal, fair, directed at everyone loving treatment—but the who has this understand- debate is not about marriage. ing of marriage. ‡ e debates It’s about something else for are like ships crossing in the the gay community overall. A

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Now comes ...Ya Know? (Relativity),  demos that Joey recorded over the course of his career, gussied up by a who’s who of longtime associ- ates (, Joey’s brother Mickey Leigh, Richie Ramone) and big-name fans (Joan Jett, Bun E. Carlos, “Miami Steve” Van Zandt). – ey’ve done their hero proud. One would never know from the fi nished results that they’d ever been unfi nished— or from Joey’s confi dent singing that he spent much, if not all, of his life feeling like a misfi t (hence the mountain of hair and perpetual shades that he hid behind even while becoming one of rock’s most iconic frontmen). Revealing Ramone Listen closely, however, and, amid the Ramones-worthy din and catchy Confi dent singing masks a vulnerable singer hooks, those feelings come through. on ...Ya Know? BY ARSENIO ORTEZA “I’ll never be happy without you here,” he sings in “Seven Days of Gloom” (rhymes with “here in my room”). And “O     ,” goes a corporeality a although he declares that “Rock ’n Roll waggish maxim, “except when smooth one. Is the Answer” at the outset, hehe even-even- they d o.” But nothing tually gets around to realizing that >> It’s a sentiment to which fans has made it “– ere’s Got to Be More to Life” than of the Ramones can relate. By September smoother than the rock ’n’ roll routine of “paying“paying , just eight years after the band the solo recordings of its lead singer,singer, dues,” “a cocaine schmooze,” “MTV,” “ M T V,” that inaugurated punk completed its . – e fi rst, the over- and “fi ghting with the record fi nal tour, three of its four founding optimistically titled Don’t Worry About company.” members had died, leaving only the Me, came out in ,  months after But the most tellingly vulnerable group’s former drummers ( To m my, his death at  from lymphoma. Powered moment occurs in the concluding track, M a rky, Richie) and latter-day bassist by a barn-burning version of the Louis “Life’s a G a s.” Despite singing “Don’t be (C.J.) to keep “Ramones Mania” Armstrong standard “What a Wonderful sad ’cause I’ll be there,” he enunciates corporeal. Wo rl d,” Daniel Rey’s buzz-saw-perfect the title refrain so that it sounds like – at they’ve failed doesn’t much mat- imitation on guitar, and “Life’s a g u e s s.” Given the song’s acoustic ter. Ten post-breakup compilations and ’s beat-perfect Marky setting and Ramone’s chronically pre- a half-dozen video documentaries have Ramone imitation on drums, it could’ve carious disposition, that interpretation, RAMONE: made the Ramones’ transition to non- passed for a solo album in name o n l y. s a d l y, makes more sense. BOB BERG/GETTY

If any punk has made more of being a perpetual

Unpacking PiL m i s fi t than Ramone, it’s John Lydon, the former Sex IMAGES Pistol who, as Johnny Rotten, changed the course of pop-cultural history  years ago. Since then IMAGES

he has led a band called Public Image Ltd. that, besides being on hiatus for most of the last  • LYDON: years, has really just been Lydon and a revolving cast of musicians.

‚ e latest PiL lineup began performing live in , and now it has recorded is Is PiL (PiL TOM

Offi cial). Ever the scattershot, equal-opportunity misanthropist, Lydon inveighs against man’s inhu- OLDHAM/REX manity to man but not always so it’s clear exactly what he has in mind. ‚ e fi ercely pounding “Terra-Gate” (“Take what you make, what you hate, integrate, inter-hate, it’s too ET RES/AP FEATU late...”) probably has something to do with the War on Terror. As for the funk-akimbo “Human” (“None of us are the enemy. / And DIAMOND/WIREIMAGE/GETTY

‘they’ are the same as you and me / save for the trick of education / and the parental politician”), it packs a wallop. RICK But it leaves the unpacking to us. —A.O. WILSON:

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RAMONE: BOB BERG/GETTY IMAGES • LYDON: TOM OLDHAM/REX FEATU RES/AP Mindy Belz Summer solstice Long summer days can be more than a season for escapism

B—Summer fl oated in on an evening breeze off the Atlantic, “still, and warm, and peaceful,” as Louis >> Armstrong would sing. e night sky fi lled with stars and a half moon rose above as I walked with my family in ’s h i s t o r i c North End. Not far from the waterfront is a Holocaust memorial, six towers bearing names and inscriptions recalling six Nazi concentration camps and the estimated  million who died in them. h e a rt,” writes Miller. A habit of prayer breeds quiet e brainchild of Holocaust survivors who resettled on the inside that leads us to love, cultivate, and give in New England, the memorial rises almost translu- more as a result. It builds a relationship with God the cent along a lit walkway in the shadow of ot her, person, and who wouldn’t want to know Him better? e a r l i e r monuments to freedom from tyranny. A friend recently moved , miles away yet we One of the towers bears the engraved words of felt challenged to pray alongside one another. How? Holocaust survivor Aime Bonifas, who was captured We synced our calendars (in this case we both have for his work in the French Resistance, held in iPhones) so that even two time zones away we are Auschwitz, and lived to become a pastor in the praying for each other together—every day—and French Reformed Church: praying for mutual causes and friends, including one “Some Catholics, including Father Anyot, invited currently stationed in Afghanistan. My phone alerts me to join them in prayer. Seven or eight of us gath- me when it’s time to p r ay, much as the forum bells in ered, secretly of course, in the shed used as a lavatory. Rome summoned fi rst Jews and then early Christians In prayer we laid before God our suff ering, our rags, to p r ay. our fi lth, our fatigue, our exposure, our hunger and I used to scoff at this kind of ritual, perhaps as our m i s e r y.” part of my Protestant heritage. After all, by the Even on your most cottony summer eve, picture Middle Ages the clergy needed a stack of books just the scene for Bonifas—eight strangers wedged into a to recite the various collects and readings that made reeking shed to kneel, bow, and raise hands in inter- up the prayer liturgy. cession, pleadings, thanksgivings, and confessions. But the Scriptures themselves are full of fi xed- And if you are tempted, like me, to approach the hour prayers. “Seven times a day I praise yo u,” wrote long days of summer as a time for escapism, let’s the psalmist in Psalm . In Acts  healing for the instead see it as a great time to be serious in prayer. lame beggar took place when the disciples showed

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the world to learn to p r ay. We are so busy that when fi lled with clean and unclean animals when he TLUMACKI/THE we slow down to p r ay, we fi nd it uncomfortable,” climbed to a rooftop for noon (sixth hour) prayer. Paul Miller points out in his book A Praying Life. Peter was on the roof “not by some accident of Staying on top of a news cycle, striving to be h a v i n g been in that spot when the noon bell caught BOSTON engaged Christians who divine the wheat from the him, but by his own intention,” writes Phyllis Tickle chaff in any day’s headlines, adds to the treadmill in her book  e Divine Hours. GLOBE where praying seems hard, and the perception that Fixed-hour prayers can happen alone but also

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13 COVER STORY.indd 32 6/12/12 9:14 AM MEET TEAM ROMNEY Mitt Romney doesn’t appear to have any breakout stars among his closest advisers, but together they form an aggressive group of loyalists who will not back down from political brawls by Edward Lee Pitts

LEFT TO RIGHT: Eric Fehrnstrom, Beth Myers, , Peter Flaherty, Stuart Stevens.

13 COVER STORY.indd 33 6/12/12 9:15 AM ­s i g n a l e d ­that­Romney’s­team,­after­surviving­a­feisty­primary­ Myers­and­Fehrnstrom­form­part­of­the­tight-knit­group­of­ season,­is­not­going­to­back­down­from­any­Chicago-style­ Romney­devotees­who­date­back­nearly­10­years­ago­to­his­ ­politics­unleashed­by­the­Obama­campaign. days­as­governor.­“Loyalty­and­being­a­team­player­are­two­of­ the­most­important­requirements­of­being­a­part­of­Romney­ Wo rl d,” ­said­Al­Cardenas,­the­chairman­of­the­American­ omney’s­top­advisers,­responsible­for­the­quick­ Conservative­Union.­“If­you­look­at­the­top­six­or­seven­ reaction­force­sent­out­against­Axelrod,­are­an­eclec- ­confidantes­of­the­governor,­the­one­common­thread­is­that­ tic­mix­that­includes­a­Karl­Rove­protégé,­a­former­ they­have­been­together­for­a­long­time,­and­the­governor­ state­house­reporter,­a­film­executive,­a­chad­­counter,­ feels­equally­comfortable­reaching­out­to­any­one­of­them­at­ Rand­a­writer­of­travel­books.­This­inner­core,­mostly­gathered­ any­given­ti m e.” at­Romney’s­three-story­headquarters­on­Boston’s­Commercial­ Raised­in­Upstate­New­York,­Myers,­55,­cut­her­political­ Street,­are­loyalists­who­worked­for­Romney­when­he­was­ teeth­campaigning­in­Texas­for­Ronald­Reagan­in­1980.­There­ governor,­those­who­share­Romney’s­Mormon­faith,­and­a­ she­s erved­under­up-and-coming­strategist­Rove.­Myers­ ­surprising­number­whose­resumés­include­stints­with­former­ earned­a­law­degree­from­Southern­Methodist­University­and­ President­George­W.­Bush. relocated­to­Massachusetts­where­she­worked­in­state­­politics.­ Romney’s­team­does­not­seem­to­contain­anybody­like­Karl­ In­1998,­she­chose­to­stay­at­home­and­raise­her­two­children.­ BRIA Rove,­a­star­in­his­own­right­who­formed­his­own­political­ She­began­as­a­volunteer­in­Romney’s­2002­­campaign­for­ n SnYDeR brand.­Underscoring­this,­none­of­Romney’s­advisors­accepted­ ­governor.­The­lawyer-turned-mom­made­an­impression­with­

my­repeated­requests­for­interviews. her­research­skills­while­playing­the­Democratic­opponent­ /Reute “We­stay­in­the­background,”­senior­adviser­Beth­Myers­ against­Romney­in­debate­rehearsals. RS/LAnDov told­the­Belmont Citizen Herald­in­January­2011.­Top­strategist­ After­his­vi c to r y, ­Romney­tapped­Myers­to­be­his­chief­of­ Eric­Fehrnstrom­en ve ­claimed,­in­a­March­email­to­the­Boston staff,­a­role­she­filled­for­his­entire­term.­She­now­heads­ Globe,­“People­don’t­care­about­the­hired­hel p.” Romney’s­search­for­a­running­mate.­Romney­mentioned­

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BRIAN SNYDER/REutERS/LANDov TEAM PLAYERS: Romney talks to Stevens (left) and Fehrnstrom his is a team that will face off against an Obama on the way to Manchester, n.H., after winning the Iowa caucus. operation that in the early spring had five times more employees than Romney. In its downtown Chicago headquarters, the Obama camp has a unit of more This spring the Romney campaign added to its inner circle Tthan 100 statisticians, mathematicians, software engineers, another Bush alum: Ed Gillespie, the former Bush strategist advertising experts, and bloggers working exclusively on and Republican National Committee chairman who is helping digital media techniques. Romney deepen his ties with Washington insiders. Romney’s team is ballooning from 80 to about 400 full- The Mormons on Romney’s senior staff include fundraising timers. But even as the campaign absorbs new political profes- head Spencer Zwick, 32, and a business partner with sionals and dishes out new responsibilities, the top of Romney’s Romney’s son Tagg, and former Utah G ov. Mike Leavitt, pyramid will remain the mix of loyalists from Romney’s gov- tapped in early June to lead Romney’s presidential transition ernorship and the assimilated Bush veterans. It’s a team that team. Leavitt, who also served as Health and Human Services matured during Romney’s Jan. 21 defeat in South Carolina, secretary under George W. Bush, a decade ago selected rebounding to win 10 days later in the key state of Florida. Romney to oversee the troubled 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt On the same day Axelrod ventured into Romney’s backyard, Lake C i t y. Conservatives have criticized Leavitt for positive across the country in California Romney visited the shuttered comments he made earlier this year about Obamacare. plant once run by Solyndra, the bankrupt solar panel company Romney also has a key business connection: Robert F. whose millions in taxpayer-backed loans from the Obama White, a longtime friend who worked with Romney at Bain administration sparked a congressional investigation. Capital. White, 56, has been beside Romney from Bain Capital As Romney stood in front of the building that now has a BRIA to the Olympics to the governor’s office and presidential red “For Sale” sign hanging from the roof, reporters asked n SnYDeR campaigns in 2008 and this year. him about the Boston heckling of Axelrod.

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CREDIT he latest opposition to But aside from a public backlash, Texas, Florida, Ohio, and Oklahoma— the federal government’s the federal government is facing what also have filed suit. mandate that employers several legal analysts call the biggest Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic provide contraceptives in legal onslaught from religious groups in college in North Carolina, kicked off the employee insurance plans modern h i s to r y. Religious groups and flurry of lawsuits back in November, comes not from Catholics individuals have now filed 23 lawsuits and since then the plaintiffs (Belmont but from evangelicals: in 15 states challenging the contracep- Abbey) and the defendants (the federal The Southern Baptist tive mandate. Most of the plaintiffs are government) have been filing docu- Convention, at its annual Catholic, but a handful are evangelical. ments back and forth in court. The meeting June 19-20, looked The government is facing lawsuits from government, in its latest filing in M ay, ready in mid-June to vote on a resolu- so many quarters, said Hannah Smith, offered a standard argument it makes Ttion against the mandate. And on June a lawyer for several suing religious in Obamacare lawsuits: It said the 8, the anniversary of the introduction groups, because its mandate has college lacks standing to sue. Because of the Bill of Rights, religious groups encroached on such a wide swath of the regulations requiring contraceptive held rallies against the mandate in 150 religious groups. Seven states— coverage aren’t in effect yet and cities around the c o u n t r y. Nebraska, South Carolina, Michigan, because the Department of Health and

Public outcry continues over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate as lawsuits move forward around the country by Emily Belz in Washington

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13 CONTRACEPTIVE.indd 38 6/12/12 9:24 AM Human Services is reviewing aspects of FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA: penalties weren’t in effect, but the the regulation, the college can’t sue, Demonstrators in Little Rock (far left), cases went forward for the most part. Boise (center), and Philadelphia the government argues. HHS has issued protest June 8 against the Obama “When those cases were going a notice that it will consider amending contraceptive mandate. through the courts, the penalties were the regulation so insurers rather than much further off—six or seven years. In the religious employers would provide this case they’re only one or two years free contraceptives to employees. religious groups would provide them- ahead,” she said. “The impact of these Religious groups have dismissed that selves with free contraceptives, for regulations affect [religious groups] proposal as a shell game. example. Media reports have treated n ow.” Belmont Abbey’s lawyers responded the HHS compromise proposal “like it’s Religious groups are waiting to hear in court filings that the final contracep- a done d e a l,” said Smith, a Becket Fund the Supreme Court’s ruling on the tive regulation has already been issued for Religious Liberty lawyer who is broader healthcare law at the end of and binds religious groups, regardless working on four cases challenging the June. If the court strikes down the of any new regulations HHS has contraceptive mandate. “There are so individual mandate, but allows the rest promised: “Defendants’ arguments rely many questions up in the air about how of the law to stand, the contraceptive upon a series of non-binding and unen- they’re going to do this. … The promise cases would still go forward, Smith said. forceable press conferences, promises, of making an additional rule doesn’t On June 11 the nation’s largest health and possible future rule-makings that make our case not ripe. If that were the insurer, UnitedHealthcare, announced defendants claim might eventually case, the case would never be ripe.” that regardless of the Supreme Court’s resolve the mandate’s obvious constitu- In courts around the country where ruling, it would continue to comply tional and statutory deficiencies.” these lawsuits are going forward, the with some of the most popular elements So far the agency hasn’t issued any federal government has advanced this of the healthcare l aw. concrete “compromise” regulations, single argument, urging judges to The insurer will continue to allow and no one knows how self-insured dismiss the cases because the regula- persons under the age of 26 to stay on tions are not yet final or in effect. their parents’ plans, and will cover Government lawyers have also filed preventive care with no c o - p ay. That motions for extensions, which lawyers free preventive care would include for the religious groups see as delay contraceptives and sterilization, the tactics. insurer told , but Smith believes the government’s key religious employers or individuals who argument will fail in court because of object to the coverage can have those how the broader healthcare cases went elements removed from their plans. forward. In those cases, the government That differs from how the law would also argued that challengers had no work out n ow, where only churches standing and the cases weren’t ripe and seminaries can decline to cover because the individual mandate contraceptives and abortifacients. A


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Rootedarts of Portland, Maine, resemble a touristy The Root Cellar, an interdenominational in Christian Christ postcard. Sailboats dot Casco Bay and lighthouses mi n i s t r y, opened in 1984 in a Munjoy Hill dirt-floored P stand guard along the rocky coast. People jog or basement (thus the name). It was at first a teen center with walk their dogs past brightly painted Victorian homes. activities for the poor white kids who lived in a neighbor- Dimillo’s floating restaurant offers lobsters for $36 a pair. hood dubbed in 1994 by U.S. News and World Report “the Down Munjoy Hill on the city’s east side, faded houses second largest white slum in A m e ri c a.” provide a different backdrop. A Salvadorian restaurant offers A decade later the neighborhood began to change. papusas and tamales. On a Thursday morning outside a Refugees, fleeing civil unrest and violence in their own two-story red brick and grey stone building, people from countries, came to Portland and settled in Munjoy Hill. Cambodia, Vietnam, Congo, and Somalia line up with Iraqis, Since 2000 Portland has become an international refugee Indians, and Eastern Europeans. center, in part through the work of Catholic Charities. The Some wear American-style clothes. Others prefer head- Root Cellar also changed. The teen center still operates, but scarves and brightly hued dresses that drag the ground. it now has a multiethnic flavor. They are waiting for a Christian ministry called The Root Now, when the doors open in the morning, the line Cellar to open its doors. moves forward with a buzz of different languages. At a

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13 COMPASSION.indd 40 6/12/12 9:38 AM Deep ROOts (clockwise from left): Val nguyen and Alice Kellogg, volunteers for the clothing distribution; serving lunch every Friday; dental care provided to those in need; Ludia Losuk, who escaped war in Sudan where she lost several children, waits for dental treatment and chats with her friend (volunteer and board member) Pat Iriana.

Our Eastern region winner transcends Maine stereotypes by EDWARD LEE PITTS photographs by James Allen Walker

Rooted in Christwaist-high red stop sign, people check in and receive a and lunch—chicken, French fries, salad, and chocolate cake. black trash bag, which they can fill with clothes and house- They shop when their number comes up, filling their boxes hold items. Donated shirts, pants, shoes, bedding, books, and with fruits and vegetables, meat, and bread from tables that toys fill tables and racks. Some shoppers indiscriminately held clothes a day earlier. A nurse practitioner offers free cram their bags with stuff. Others pick through the clothes, blood pressure checks. checking sizes and styles before dropping them inside their Local farmers and stores donate the food, which feeds as bags, one or two things at a time. many as 400 people each Friday and provides groceries for Walls display flags from dozens of countries and a large 119 families. The value of the donated food each week is stone cross. A plaque reads: “This building is a gift of love $8,000. Next week the lines will form again. Clothes and from the Christian community to our neighbors of food bring refugees in the door. Then comes the opportunity Portland’s east e n d.” Volunteers, including many recent for challenging, personal, and spiritual help. immigrants, help stock the tables before taking their own place in line. Because many refugees experienced persecution and On Friday the same room transforms into a grocery store. corruption in their home countries, they don’t trust govern- An even larger crowd comes. Shoppers receive a number ment. They turn to the Root Cellar for all kinds of help. Area

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13 COMPASSION.indd 41 6/12/12 9:38 AM residents come in when they have a car wreck or when their children join a gang. They come when they are confused with the amount of junk mail they get and want to know if it is OK to throw it away. “When some need pops up, we jump on i t,” said Kurt Holmgren, the Root Cellar’s current director. Newcomers need to learn English, so the Root Cellar offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Newcomers need jobs, so the manager of the cleaning crew at a local hotel volunteers to teach a jobs semi- nar. Newcomers need a driver’s license for some jobs, so the Root Cellar sets up lessons, using cars belonging to volun- teers. Over the last four years, the Root Cellar has helped more than 200 refugees find jobs. One, Audai Na ser, arrived from Iraq knowing how to do one thing well, bake bread. He built his own makeshift tan- TAILOR MADE: Audai naser (left); Mario Kani with his children. door oven to display his skills. The Root Cellar helped him secure small-business loans to open a tiny storefront b a ke r y, When Kani learned about a van destined for the junkyard, where he works from early morning to late evening. Now he he paid $1,500 to have it repaired and shipped to a church donates traditional Iraqi flatbread to the Root Cellar for its in Zambia. He asks, “Why can I not help somebody?” food distribution d ay. The Root Cellar has also helped Kani reconnect with two The Root Cellar provides a safe place for people to talk children he left behind in Sudan. He hadn’t seen them for 13 about terrible things. A woman from Burundi describes years, though he telephoned weekly and paid their school having to watch as men stuck a knife through her daughter’s fees. Two years ago, with the help of the Root Cellar staff, eardrum. A man from Burundi talks about surviving an Kani completed the paperwork to bring his children to the attempted rope strangulation in prison. He had to have United States. In April he drove to New York City to pick up surgery to repair the damage. An Iraqi couple and their his children, now 13 and 16. He knew they wouldn’t recog- surviving children arrived in Maine one December after nize him, so he brought pictures of himself posing alongside witnessing the shooting death of their 9-year-old daughter. a familiar older woman the children knew in Sudan. They were wearing flip-flops and T-shirts. “I had to introduce mys el f ,” Kani said. His first words to The Root Cellar tailors help to the particular needs of them: “I am the dad.’” each refugee. Mario Kani of South Sudan, 45, lost his right leg in July 1996 when a mine The Root Cellar serves a multi-religious blew up his Land Cruiser as he navigated a MONEY BOX population—Christians from Sudan, river crossing. Kani’s search for better medi- Contributions and other Muslims from Somalia, and Buddhists cal treatment brought him to Portland. He revenue for The Root from Vietnam—while maintaining the volunteered at the Root Cellar as he waited to Cellar in 2010 totaled centrality of the gospel. Executive direc- find paid work. He now works full-time for a $1,242,570, with tor Kurt Holmgren says his staff asks God trucking company and has been able to ship expenses of $1,316,034. to help them be bold: “Our main purpose

nine hospital beds and eight wheelchairs to The organization at the here is the proliferation of the gospel. If hotos hospitals in Africa, where many patients end of 2010 had net there is ever a time we are not deliberate assets of $1,838,088. must bring their own bedding or sleep on the about the gospel, we want to make sure pdo0ut

floor. Executive director we are brought back to t h a t.” hAn Kurt Holmgren received a salary of $52,380. This year’s budget: 42 WORLD J u n e 3 0, 2 0 12 $375,000.

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runner-up New Song in Sandtown by edward lee pitts in Baltimore, Md.

s a teenager, Antoine Bennett was fearless. He was a corner boy, hanging out with a friend A on a Baltimore street corner in the neighbor- hood known as Sandtown, selling drugs. They had a .32 automatic pistol and an attitude. On a June day in 1989, Bennett flashed the gun to a buyer. The man wasn’t impressed: “If you got a gun use it.” He shrugged and walked away. Bennett knew the code: You can’t insult someone like that and walk away. So he shot the man twice. People watched from their front steps. They all knew Bennett by name. Bennett didn’t know it, but two years earlier, just blocks from his drug corner, two white men—Allan Tibbels and Mark Gornik—had moved into the neigh- Before each clothing and food distribution day, Root borhood. At first skeptical locals Cellar staffers pray with volunteers. One week, after thought maybe the two men had Holmgren read and talked about Psalm 40, the volun- come to buy drugs. Maybe they teers prayed in their own languages. Portland refugees were undercover cops. Tibbels was speak 40 different languages, and the prayers included hard to ignore: The bearded white three recognizable English words, repeated by many: man roamed around in a motor- “Root Cellar” and “amen.” ized wheelchair, the legacy of a The Root Cellar doesn’t have to worry about gov- basketball accident that left him ernment interference because it doesn’t accept with a broken neck. Eventually government money. Last year, the organization suspicion waned. fOUnDeRs: Tibbels received about $1 million worth of non-monetary Tibbels and Gornik knew that (left) and Gornik. donations from churches and local businesses. A paid Sandtown hadn’t always been staff of four oversees programs, including a three- poor. During the 1950s and ’60s, room dental and medical clinic that sees hundreds of the neighborhood was home to middle-class African- patients. Nearly 200 people regularly volunteer. About Americans like future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood 200 families take part in some kind of program each Marshall, who attended public school there. Louis week. Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Diana Ross and The Some neighbors are reluctant to come to the Root Supremes all performed at the neighborhood’s Royal Cellar, so the group goes to them. During the summer, Theater on Pennsylvania Avenue. volunteers carry grills to a park near a government- They knew that riots after Martin Luther King Jr.’s housing complex. Over hamburgers and hotdogs, staff assassination damaged buildings in the neighborhood’s and volunteers interact with neighbors who haven’t yet business district. Many shops never reopened. Area made their way to the center. manufacturing plants closed. More affluent residents “When I first started here I would have said, ‘Let’s fled to the suburbs, leaving behind the poor, unem- get people on their feet so they can move out of this ployed, and addicted for young punks like Bennett to neighborhood,’” Holmgren said. “Now I say, ‘Let’s get prey upon. people on their feet so they can make this neighborhood In 1988, after two years of hanging out and meeting

hando0uT phoTos a place that people want to come to.’” A the neighbors, Tibbells and Gornik formed New Song

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PATTY PRASADARAO Christians often speak of “human fl ourishing” and quote God’s instructions (in Jeremiah :) to “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile.” But what does that mean in practice for a Christian architect adept at designing ballparks? by J B. C in Kansas City All-star architecture

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Clemente Bridge, gateway to the Pittsburgh skyline Kemper Area, home of the American Royal live- SANCHEZ/GENESIS and surrounding hills. Sunset sinks the c olors into stock show, rise from what used to be a maze of

I SKIPPY deep pink and violet with glints of gold. Few ball railroad track and feedlots. IMAGES parks seem so at home in their surroundings. Greusel is talking baseball, a sport he loves. He’s

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13 GREUSEL.indd 47 6/8/12 12:17 PM play: “a tiny ballet involving six men, a bat and a ball …” But for INTENTIONAL orange in tribute to the corporation that him, a Pirates or Astros game is much more than batters and DESIGN: bought naming rights after Enron bit the Greusel runners and exquisite teamwork. It has to be—“I’m the person discusses the dust. Minute Maid also gives the stadium its responsible for what those ballparks look like.” design of affectionate nickname: the juice box. It might be akin to an author observing one of his novels Christ One of the park’s signature features almost being read on a plane—times 30,000 or so. “One day I will Community didn’t happen. Because of the railroad con- Church in never forget was attending Game 3 of the 2005 World Series at Kansas City nection, Greusel hatched the idea of a full- Minute Maid Park. I had a nosebleed seat, and when I men- with Diamond size replica steam engine running along the top tioned to the guy next to me that I designed the park, his Bronson (left) of the left-field arcade. For months he included reaction was a sarcastic ‘Yeah, ri g h t.’ That was priceless.” and Paige the train in his plans, until his boss nixed the Fisher. The major-league projects came his way through HOK idea. “Some time later, the Astros’ owner, Sport, a Kansas City–based architectural firm. At the time, Drayton McLane, came back from the opening HOK had no serious competition for professional sports game at Phoenix’s Chase Field infatuated with the swimming v enues, making it the most obvious go-to firm for clubs pool in the outfield. He wanted to know what our ballpark was seeking a new facility. The contracts with the Astros and the going to have that would generate that much conversation. I put Pirates came through in the late 1990s, and Greusel was tapped up my hand and said, ‘Well, we could do that train …’” And so, as project manager, giving him a chance to exercise his basic whenever the Astros hit a home run, the locomotive charges for- architectural philosophy on a grand scale. That philosophy ward, whistle blowing, pulling a gondola piled high with oranges. inevitably involves his faith. To the casual observer, ballparks The integration strategy worked spectacularly in Pittsburgh. and church may seem miles apart, but Greusel sees one The limestone walls of PNC Park reflect the Allegheny hills, and obvious connection: “Christianity is a program for human steel truss work pays homage to the city’s industrial past. The flourishing,” he says, and architecture is a means for creating seating design puts the farthest row only 88 feet from the field, places to flourish. giving every fan a straightline v i e w. Pittsburgh has taken the Christianity also sanctifies community and relationship. stadium to its heart; on game days the Clemente Bridge is Greusel’s first step for both projects was to visit Houston and closed to motor traffic, allowing fans to park downtown and Pittsburgh and get acquainted with each city’s history and cul- walk over to the ballpark. Boaters cluster on the river below ture. He took special note of the neighborhood as well as the the outfield wall, and since it’s only 443 feet from home plate terrain, not merely for logistics, but also to create a design that to the water, some lucky sailor might catch a home run ball. A would be aesthetically pleasing while location-friendly. That festival atmosphere rules, dampened only slightly by the /ap view! from PNC Park is no accident: “I wanted to use both ball- Pirates’ 19-year losing streak. SkaR Skippy pu

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Over the years I’ve watched major leaguers in action at 60 ballparks: 39 regular season, 21 spring training. Fenway Park, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, will always be emotionally No. 1 for me: I grew up there. But the best big league ballyard in America is Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. PNC PARK: Why do players like PNC? Among the reasons: Why? Ballparks should work for fans, so good sight lines, proxim- Left field Players complain about cramped facilities at entrance. ity to the action, and even the width of concourses are important. Fenway, but PNC under the stands has cavernous Ballparks should also work for players, which means checking out clubhouses, a videotape room, doctor and X-ray sun fields at different times and examining the guts of a ballpark: facilities, and a media interview room with an optimistic 84 seats locker rooms, batting cages, videotape and X-ray rooms, etc. that will be full only if the Pirates make it to post-season play for the Why do fans love PNC? Let me count the ways: first time since 1992. The field itself, like many others built during the past 20 years, has The conventional field orientation has the foul line from home outfield walls of different heights and foul poles at different lengths plate to third base heading straight north. The goal is to make sure from home plate. That’s a vast improvement over the perfectly sym- that the first baseman will never be blinded by the sun as he gets metrical and boring modernist stadia of the 1960s, but PNC is more throws from the other infielders, but that can leave right fielders (as than postmodernist plucking from thin air: For example, the 21-foot- at Fenway Park) staring into the sun at fly balls. At PNC, the line from high right field fence commemorates the career of Pittsburgh’s home to first base goes straight south, which makes left field the greatest right fielder, Roberto Clemente, who wore numb er 21. only potential sun field—but my press pass allowed me to check out The park works even for fans without stuffed wallets. A two-deck left field at several times, and only 6 p.m. might be tough. Games design—most new ballparks with big-bucks suite levels have more almost never are going at 6 p.m. decks—leaves the highest seat only 88 feet from the field. I called The distances to the outfield walls are just right to give neither the park’s designer, David Greusel, and asked about the intentional- pitchers nor hitters the edge. Center field at 399 feet is close enough ity of this kindness to average fans: “Absolutely … and the city views that long straightaway shots will become home runs, but the right and get better as you get higher up in the stadium.” left field power alleys at 375 and 389 feet are far enough back to PnC P

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ung San Suu Kyi, the “Great Lady” of Myanmar former general, has surprised many observers by taking sig- and a global icon of democracy, arrived in Bangkok nificant steps toward democratizing the authoritarian regime on May 29—her first trip abroad in 24 years. and liberalizing the state-run economy. He has also released Fifteen of those years were spent under on-again, hundreds of political prisoners and negotiated cease-fire off-again house arrest at the hands of Myanmar’s agreements with major armed ethnic rebel groups. military dictatorship, but even during her seasons Visiting leaders like British Prime Minister David Cameron of freedom she elected to remain in her home and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon applaud such progress, c o u n t r y, more popularly known as Burma, rather and the European Union, along with Australia and Canada, than cross the border and risk not being allowed rewarded the government by voting to suspend long-term to return home. sanctions. Japan has also agreed to forgive some $3.8 billion in Suu Kyi attended the World Economic Forum in Thailand outstanding debts and resume development loans to Myanmar. last month, hearing speakers and panelists address political The Obama administration has taken a more circumspect and economic issues affecting Asia and the globe. She remained approach, upgrading diplomatic ties and easing sanctions, in listening mode throughout each session, refraining from but—with pressure from Congress—has refused to lift sanctions speaking to the media or submitting questions to panelists— until further reforms are made. Thein Sein appears ready to even when the topic for discussion was her own country and loosen the grip of military dictatorship, but the military itself the cause of freedom she herself has come to symbolize. remains a powerful ruling force. Before mixing with powerful diplomats and business lead- On a recent visit to Myanmar, I was eager to talk to citizens ers at the forum, Suu Kyi ventured out to visit the town of on the ground and hear their views of these developments. My Mahachai, home to the largest population of migrants from previous visit in November 2010 had coincided with the release Burma living in Thailand. She listened to migrant workers of Suu Kyi from house arrest. At that time I felt very conspicuous describe some of the daunting problems they face—poverty, as I joined the crowd gathered to hear her speak outside NLD mistreatment by employers, trafficking, child labor, and lack party headquarters, and my Burmese pastor friend was clearly of legal standing to defend their rights. Brokers with ties to nervous about government security personnel seeing him there. gangs and corrupt government officials lure many Burmese This time another pastor friend (who is not named for into Thailand with false promises of a better life, and the security reasons) drove me through Yangon while pointing out migrants find themselves unable to return. Addressing a infrastructure improvements and newly opened businesses. crowd of thousands from a community center b a l c o ny, Suu (Driving in Burma is very disconcerting, as nearly all the vehicles Kyi offered words of encouragement and—as a newly elected are Japanese models built for driving on the left, and unsuited member of parliament—promised to try to help them. for traffic that flows on the right as in the United States.) Suu Kyi’s p a r t y, the National League for Democracy (NLD), We drove by Suu Kyi’s home, where a newly erected brick captured 43 of 45 parliamentary seats in special elections in and concrete wall separates it from the road, and wide new April. The party wields a popular influence far greater than its sidewalks line both sides of the street. What other changes numerical strength in under the new government are taking place? I asked the pa stor. the 600-member “Practically speaking, one of the best changes has been the SYMBOL OF FREEDOM: Suu Kyi assembly, which remains availability of electricity. In summers past, we often had (in portrait) is greeted by supporters dominated by the pro- power only four hours a d ay. This year, we have power almost during a visit to an immigration center in the migrant workers military ruling p a r t y. 24 hours a d ay.” He also pointed to a newly opened automobile community in Mahachai, Thailand. President U Thein Sein, a dealership, where used cars that had once sold for nearly

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13 BURMA.indd 53 6/8/12 2:14 PM Last year a committee with representatives from five different denominations planned and held a public gospel concert in Yangon. The event took place over four nights in a sports arena, and the crowds grew to 5,000 on the last night, said the pa stor. The government TV station even sent a crew to cover it. But with the changes, persecution remains. “It is still very difficult to get a building permit for a church. Christians in the army are passed over for promotion. And the government actively promotes Buddhism,” said the pa stor. The government has financed a new Buddhist monastery in Chin state and paid monks to go there. “But things are definitely better than before, and we are hopeful they will continue to improve,” said the pa stor. From my perspective as a foreigner, one big change is no longer having to secure a visa in advance from the Myanmar consulate: I worked through an online travel agency to obtain a visa on arrival. Access to money remains a problem, as there are no ATMs to withdraw funds from foreign banks. And to fund projects or support orphanages in Myanmar, we cannot wire funds from abroad to a local bank account but must work through a private agent who manages to get the money to our contacts inside the c o u n t r y. On this visit I ventured outside Yangon for the first time, taking a domestic flight about 620 miles northwest to Kalaymyo to teach at a pastors’ conference. While the international terminal of Mingaladon Airport in Yangon is clean, spacious, comfortable, and efficient, the domestic terminal is anything but. With no computers in sight, all check-ins are done by hand. And despite the positive changes, certain areas of the country remain off-limits to foreigners or require special permits to visit, particularly states such as Chin and Kachin where tribal groups are engaged in armed conflicts with the government—and where persecution of Christians continues. At the pastors’ conference in Kalaymyo, the hotel offered free wi-fi access, and authorities have eased internet restrictions— like access to Google. About 200 pastors and local believers attended the conference. Some had walked for two days, then took bus rides of 12 to 15 hours in order to get there. Most were from the neighboring Chin State, where the population is 95 percent Christian. Many of the pastors operate homes for abandoned children, a severe problem in Myanmar. Most children in the homes have similar stories: after one parent died, the other remarried but the new spouse did not accept the child. Usually the parents are from different tribes, so that other family members are unwilling to take in the children. Some children are orphans, others come from homes where one or both parents were incapacitated by drug use. $100,000 now are selling HOPEFUL ABOUT THE FUTURE: Expressive worship and intense prayer characterized the for $30,000. Church on the Rock in Kalaymyo, site Kalaymyo conference. Years of struggling with poverty and of the pastors’ conference (top and The pastor said he injustice under a corrupt and oppressive regime have not middle); kids from a children’s home. believes Thein Sein is robbed the pastors of their faith in God or their joy in serving “a good man” and that Him. Many of the pastors take courage and hope from former ordinary people, along with democracy advocates like Suu Kyi, dissidents like Aung San Suu Kyi, and many of the pastors at RuSSeLL B trust him. The government also is loosening restrictions on the conference were equally hopeful about the future, seeing tribal minorities, allowing them to celebrate their traditional recent changes as the beginning of God’s answer to years of

festivals. “For Chin people like u s,” the pastor said, “that prayer for freedom, justice, and prosperity for Myanmar. A OARD means we can hold Christian services without having to hide.” —Russell Board is a writer in Saitama City, Japan

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n the biblical accounts of the crucifixion, The dusty arena was transformed into biblical Israel with Jesus Christ is hung on a cross between two dozens of sets, all crafted by inmates, from the Bethlehem thieves. In The Life of Jesus Christ, a passion play manger to the Jerusalem temple to Golgotha. Inmate-crafted recently performed at the Louisiana State costumes were colorful and realistic for the time period. Penitentiary at Angola, the thieves are actually Recycled football helmets became headgear for Roman convicted murderers and “Jesus” is serving 20 soldiers. Swords and spears were made of cardboard. A lamb years for armed robbery. accompanied the shepherds and a camel and two horses In the first prison production of its kind in accompanied the wise men. America, 60 men serving sentences at Angola and But behind the theatrical passion p l ay, many actors said, is a 18 women from the Louisiana Correctional Institute real story of redemption inside the wire. Bobby Wallace, 43, for Women at St. Gabriel performed the four-hour play in the portrayed Jesus. Raised in New Orleans, he began serving in Angola prison rodeo arena for hundreds of visitors last month. 1996 a 20-year-plus sentence for armed robbery. “It’s wonder- It’s the first time male and female offenders were allowed to be ful trying to portray my S avi o r,” Wallace said. “I’m getting to Itogether, said Angola’s assistant warden, Cathy Fontenot. do what He did, what He taught.” Once known as “America’s bloodiest prison,” Angola is now Wallace said he grew up in a Baptist household but “found a model of change. Located approximately 140 miles “up the God” when he began serving time in Angola. He’s nearly com- river” from New Orleans, the 18,000-acre maximum-security pleted a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary program. prison is enclosed by razor-ribbed fences, watched by armed Two female inmates portrayed Mary the mother of Jesus, one guards, and patrolled at night by hybrid wolves. Six “camps” as the younger Mary and one as the older M a r y. The younger

house over 5,300 offenders. Nearly 4,000 are serving life M a r y, Serey Kong, was born in Cambodia and brought to New photos sentences. Prison chaplains estimate between 1,200 and 1,500 Orleans as a b a by. She’s in her 10th year of an 11-year sentence are born-again Christians. for armed robbery and expects to be deported upon release. by mark “This is an example of our philosophy of moral rehabilitation “This is like the gospel coming to life for m e,” Kong, 32, said h.

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Help for the hurting Dan allenDer Dan Allender tells his story of 21-hour Abuse Helpers conference he inspires childhood sexual abuse to an audience laughter every five to 10 minutes, his straight emphasizes his own of 105 in a beige side room of the Largo line of a mouth bursting into broadness. He story as he seeks >> Community Church in Mitchellville, Md. cries three times. As he speaks, he runs a 101 to help sexual- His audience, half therapists, knows his favor- degree fever. He has experienced worse: One ite words: avoidance, ambivalence, violence. time he spoke at a conference so high on the abuse victims Above all, kindness. The kindness of God. He painkiller Demerol they had to tie him to the by CHelsea Kolz wrings the words like a wet towel, delighting chair so he wouldn’t fall off. He attributes his to hear the homophonic endings drop. current illness to spiritual warfare. The Evil Allender—his long hair curling past prom- One does not want him here. inent ears, his gray eyes alternately sober and “I am a f a c e,” intones Allender, “which

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­psychologist,­narrating­wild­tales­with­ his­hands,­challenges­victims­to­explore­ their­own­stories.­He­explains­how­ human­beings,­designed­to­enjoy­sex,­ often­experience­pleasure­in­the­midst­ of­abuse.­For­many­in­the­room,­he­is­ the­first­to­address­this­ambivalence­and­ shame­and­to­insist­that­in­the­shame­ and­in­the­particulars­of­individual­ ­stories,­victims­can­find­the­face­of­God.­ The­audience­is­full­of­churchgoers.­ He­lays­out­numbers:­If­you­have­10­ people­in­your­Bible­st u d y, ­five­women­ and­five­men,­at­least­three­women­and­ two­men­have­been­sexually­abused­and­ feel­the­lingering­effects­of­shame. In­The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse,­Allender­writes­that­many­ ­people­would­only­consider­their­past­ experience­abusive­if­it­h ad­been­more­ TELLING HIS STORY: Allender. tables­or­fleeing­people­she’d­offended.­ severe­or­happened­to­someone­else.­He­ Left­in­a­bizarre­role­as­an­only­child,­ lays­out­an­expansive­definition­of­sex- stronger­than­his­father­and­acting­as­ ual­abuse:­“Any­contact­or­interaction­ people­not­to­methods­but­to­a­wrestling­ his­mother’s­confidante,­Allender­had­a­ (visual,­verbal,­or­psychological)­ match­with­God.­ deep­sense­of­the­world’s­di sorder.­ between­a­child/adolescent­and­an­ Attendees­at­Allender­events­do­not­ The­family­of­his­best­friend,­Tremper­ adult­when­the­child/adolescent­is­ ask­normal­questions­in­the­restrooms­ Longman,­took­him­in­at­the­age­of­13,­ being­used­for­the­sexual­stimulation­of­ between­sessions.­They­do­not­smile­and­ providing­a­sense­of­stability­and­an­ the­perpetrator­or­any­other­person.”­ inquire,­“What­brings­you­here?”­They­ idea­of­what­family­could­be.­Both­ According­to­Allender,­abuse­can­span­ ask­questions­like,­“When­you­read­ ­families­helped­make­him­a­therapist,­ from­sexual­intercourse­to­the­use­of­a­ The Wounded Heart,­did­you­throw­it­ public­speaker,­and­storyteller.­

child­as­a­spouse­surrogate,­confidante,­ against­the­wall?”­They­respond,­“Ye s,” ­ In­Allender’s­pre-conversion­career— HinA/Ap

or­protector. or,­“I­wanted­to­throw­it­at­my­therapist,”­ he­describes­it­as­“pharmaceutical­ inec

Allender­has­critics.­Some­think­he­ or,­“Are­you­kidding?­That­book­threw­ sales”—he­carried­a­9­mm.­His­addictions­ imAg refers­too­infrequently­to­Christ­as­the­ me­against­the­wa l l.” ­ “spanned­many­chemical­me a n s.” ­He­ y/ route­to­redemption­and­the­way­to­ Sexual­abuse­victims­see­themselves­ smoked­the­last­of­his­weed­on­the­steps­ glimpse­the­face­of­God.­Some­object­to­ in­the­book,­first­published­in­1990.­ of­his­seminary­before­going­in­to­regis- en JiAnHuA y

Allender’s­emphasis­on­personal­story­ They­underline:­Black­lines­march­ ter­for­classes.­ cH and­recovered­memories.­Others­suspect­ through­almost­the­entire­second-hand­ He­has­devoted­his­life­following­his­ m: that­he­sticks­too­closely­to­psychologi- copy­of­one­owned­by­a­tenacious­blue- Christian­conversion­to­the­task­of­ TTO cal­categories­rather­than­rooting­his­ eyed­woman­who­flew­to­the­Maryland­ learning—and­telling—his­own­sto r y. ­

counsel­directly­in­the­Bible. conference­from­Bemidji,­Minn.­Names­ He­believes­therapists­can­take­clients­ nDOuT • bO Allender­responds­to­the­sharpest­ scrawled­into­the­margins,­identifying­ no­further­into­their­stories­than­they­ HA HT:

criticism—that­he­is­a­wf ol ­in­sheep’s­ other­victims,­came­from­the­guy­who­ have­gone­themselves,­and­that­sexual­ ig p r

clothing,­leading­people­away­from­the­ had­the­book­before­her.­Everyone­ abuse­in­general,­not­in­particular,­ TO

gospel­with­gospel­language:­“If­that’s­ knows­that­if­you­have­a­copy­of­The should­be­talked­about­more­op e n l y, ­as­ Om • .c true­...­then­may­I­be­anathema.” Wounded Heart, you­will­always­give­it­ should­anything­that­violates­human­ s OTO

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CLOSING: Midwest Generation’s Crawford Generating Station, a coal-fi red power plant in Chicago, will shut down early under a deal between the operator, city offi cials, and environmental groups.

project. Yet powering down Big Sandy coal burners in favor of natural gas (as American Electric now plans to do) will likely Burned out prompt layoff s among Kentucky coal miners. Coal-fi red power plants topple beneath Midwest Generation in May announced it would close regulation and cheap natural gas Chicago’s last two coal plants by September. In exchange for shuttering the two plants, environmental groups promised the BY DANIEL JAMES DEVINE energy provider they wouldn’t oppose an extension request Midwest fi led with Illinois regulators, asking for more time to U   weight of environmental regu- decide whether to shut down a third coal plant in Waukegan, lations, dozens of coal-fi red power plants across the Ill., or spend  million retrofi tting it with po llution controls. United States are preparing to shut their doors. Energy ‚ e sound of a coal plant locking its doors is music to the >> companies are switching to cheaper natural gas, a shift ears of many environmentalists. ‚ e Sierra Club, which has that is changing the face of the electricity sector. spent millions of dollars opposing coal power, boasts it has ‚ e plant retirements aff ect jobs and utility rates. Electric helped cancel plans to build  coal plants across the nation. bills may increase, at least temporarily, for customers in some Since January ,  U.S. coal plants (out of about ) Midwest states by —perhaps by  a year. But other have announced they will retire amidst the regulatory electric customers—such as ratepayers in Massachusetts and onslaught. northwest Florida—are expecting smaller bills this year: ‚ e closures are changing the power sector makeup Natural gas prices have plummeted, and regional energy dramatically, according to the Energy Department. Coal use providers that operate a large number of gas-powered plants among U.S. power plants decreased by a fi fth from March  are able to off er lower rates. to March . Natural gas use has fi lled the void, expanding CRAWFORD: It’s the plants powered by coal that are getting pulverized. by  percent during the same period. ‚ e Environmental Protection Agency

set rules last year that require coal M. plants to signifi cantly reduce the emis- GREEN/AP SPENCER sion of m e rc u r y, sulfur dioxide, and LESS FILLING other pollutants from their smoke- Zealous to improve public health, New stacks. To enable older coal plants to York City mayor comply with the rules, power compa- BLOOMBERG: • nies must invest hundreds of millions wants to outlaw large soft drinks in the of dollars to install pollution scrubber Big Apple’s restaurants, movie theaters,

te c h n o l o g y. With a glut of cheap natu- and sports arenas. A proposal awaiting DAVID ral gas on the market, one after health board approval would ban sales MCNEW/GETTY another has decided to build gas-pow- of sweetened beverages larger than  ered plants instead. fl uid ounces, with the exception of diet In Kentucky, American Electric drinks, fruit juice, and milkshakes. JOURNAL/AP

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One of the recently restored stained glass windows at First United Methodist Church in Frankfort, Ky. The congregation has been restoring the building’s 150-year-old windows one at a time since 2006 at a cost of $8,500 per window. So far, the church has restored 13 of the 18 windows. al/ap Rn ou He STaTe J eel/T H R CR eD IT Hanna

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Ted Belle, a retired design Belle’s cataract supervisor in Greer, S.C., recently s u r g e r y, the had cataract s u r g e r y. Shortly sticker price was >> afterwards he began to receive $2,700. But the “Explanation of Benefits” forms—the sticker price is ones that state “This is not a bill”—from just a starting his insurance company. He noted a com- point for negotia- mon pattern: Providers rarely receive tions between the full payment. The surgeon, for instance, doctor and the charged $2,700, but Medicare only paid insurance com- him $702.25. p a ny. Each doctor Belle saw similar discrepancies or group of doc- between charges and payments when he tors haggles with had treatment for prostate cancer 18 insurance com- years ago. He took for granted that the panies over how insurance companies and doctors knew much they will what they were doing. But with the get paid for their national healthcare debate raging, Belle services. How decided to seek an explanation. He much doctors talked to everyone he knew about it, receive depends including the companies that processed on the outcome of his medical bills: “They just s ay, well, we these ongoing don’t set up the numbers. We just follow negotiations. the guidelines and that’s i t.” The actual customer—the patient— cian’s market clout. “There isn’t a price; The system of healthcare pricing and isn’t part of the equation. there’s a bunch of different prices payment is as mysterious to many Jeff Rice is a doctor and CEO of depending on where you go,” Rice said. Americans as it is to Belle. It punishes healthcarebluebook.com, a website that “The price does not correlate with char- ignorant customers, who could get gathers and reports data on healthcare i t y, it doesn’t correlate with quality of identical services for a fraction of the pricing. His company researches the care, it doesn’t relate to Medicare per- cost if they understood how the pricing costs of medical procedures all over the centage or Medicaid percentage.” S/landov

scheme works. It works like the used car country and regularly finds variation of He cites a personal example. When his R ute

business. Medical services have a sticker 300 percent to 500 percent among son needed outpatient surgery on his e

price, labeled on an Explanation of prices for the same procedure. That vari- foot, Rice did some comparison shopping. G/R Benefits as the “amount charged.” For ation depends on one thing: the physi- The local hospital gave him a sticker price Jim BouR ‘The price does not correlate with charity, it doesn’t ocumentation: correlate with quality of care, it doesn’t relate to Medicare d

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13 HEALTHCARE.indd 64 6/8/12 2:24 PM Off balance If hardly anyone pays the sticker price for medical services, then why does it even exist? Patients need to know the sticker price because in some cases their doctor can ask them to pay it, even if they have insurance. Balance billing is when a healthcare provider bills a patient for the differ- ence between what insurance pays and the sticker price. It is different than collecting a co-pay or deductible, which the doctor, insurance company, and patient agree the patient will pay in advance. Medicare and Medicaid do not allow balance billing; patients who think they have been billed more than the Medicare-allowed amount can file a complaint with the government. Most states have laws that outlaw some but not all balance billing. By 2010, every state but Alaska had forbidden doctors to balance bill HMO patients for in- network services, according to a sur- vey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Balance billing was usually allowed for out-of-network services. For PPO patients, protection against balance billing existed in only 24 states. A summary of balance billing laws by state is at statehealthfacts.org. The government does not negoti- ate with healthcare providers. It uses a formula to calculate payments, which includes variables for geographic loca- tion, type of facility, and the quality of patient outcomes. What about people who don’t have insurance? Sometimes they are billed the sticker price for services of about $37,000. When he told them he says—and “Obamacare” won’t do any- and left to negotiate a discount on had insurance, they gave him a new thing to untangle it. their own, though many medical pro- price range of $15,000 to $25,000. His Rice says consumers could save viders have discounts for patients son eventually had the surgery at an out- thousands of dollars on medical care without insurance. —L.L. patient surgery center for $1,500. each year by researching and comparing The extreme variation in healthcare prices in their area. Most don’t because pricing is a symptom of the “third-party they don’t understand how the system S/landov

R payer” system in the United States, works. Since insurance foots most of the ute

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documentation: negotiate a discount on their own. tal insurance. “I’m not putting out one “It’s a very convoluted reimburse- dime. I think as a result, people don’t

medical ment system that we have,” Greenberg even bother looking at those numbers.” A

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A   O G in Helsinki, English runner Roger Bannister fi nished out of the medals in fourth place in the - >> meter race. ˆ e disappointment nearly pressed him to give up running for good. Instead, after two months of deliberation, the then -year- old hatched a new focus for his athletic career: He would dedicate himself to become the fi rst man to run a mile in less than four minutes. Less than a year later, Bannister raced to a time of :., a new British record. More importantly, the time sparked his imagination: “ˆ is race made me realize that the four-minute mile was not out of re a ch.” ˆ at belief proved true the following year in  when Bannister thrilled , spectators with a mile run of :.. Now the whole running world could imagine shattering the four-minute barrier. Just  days after Bannister’s historic feat, Australian John vinced him that a .-second  meters SETTING THE Landy covered a mile in :.. Many others soon joined the and -second  meters are possible; PACE: Roger Bannister in the sub-four-minute f r ay, including even a high-school athlete they have convinced the men who will line fi rst mile race in within a decade. up to his right and left as well. American history in which Such power of imagination plays out across the landscape record-holder Tyson G ay, the only man to two runners of sports. Only when athletes believe new realms of achieve- beat Bolt in the past four years, expects to fi nished under four minutes. ment possible are they able to shatter long-standing barriers. be healthy for the competition. And Dick Fosbury did as much with his revolutionary high jump emerging Jamaican star Yohan Blake, Bolt’s technique at the  Olympic Games in Mexico C i t y. training partner, is too young to know that -year-olds aren’t Swimmer Mark Spitz achieved what most considered impos- supposed to run . for  meters, as he did in Brussels sible at the  Games in Munich, winning seven gold medals. last September. ˆ at feat spurred Michael Phelps to dream and to win eight ˆ e story in London will hinge in the athletes’ minds as much gold medals four years ago in Beijing. as in the strength of their bodies. As good a runner as Bannister, ˆ is summer’s Games in London could well see the shatter- now , was, he was even better at inspiration: “Every morning ing of a few more marks once considered impossible. Phelps is in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest back to attempt a repeat of his Beijing bling. And on the track, lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is aiming to stun the world with up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it IMAGES new standards in the  and  meters. Trouble for Bolt is, will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a his blistering times over the past few years have not only con- gazelle—when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” WILSON/GETTY BANNISTER: MARK It took  years and , games, but the New AP SANTANA: • KEITH JOHAN’S NO-NO York Mets fi nally have a no-hitter. On June , • OBAMA: pitcher Johan Santana no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the longest active stretch of a major league team without a no-hitter. „ e Mets may be happy to have such a monkey off their back. But, in truth, SRAKOCIC/AP

the monkey was never much more than a baby chimp. No-hitters are among MERGEN/LANDOV the rarest of baseball achievements. Since , the year the Mets entered the MIKE league as an expansion team, baseball has witnessed only  no-hitters. —M.B. SIEGEL:

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CREDIT Notebook > Religion REFORM AND REACTION Debate over Calvinism continues within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). On May  a e crisis that isn’t group of SBC leaders published a Iran claims a pro-Islam forgery will cause a revolution statement titled the “Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding for Christianity BY THOMAS KIDD of God’s Plan of Salvation,” which expresses concern about Baptist I authori- “New Calvinists” and their goal of ties claim that the “making Calvinism the central discovery of a pur- Southern Baptist position on God’s >> portedly ancient plan of salvation.” gospel manuscript could † e statement acknowledges cause the downfall of the that Calvinism, with its emphasis Christian faith.  e man- on predestination and God’s uscript, called the Gospel sovereignty, has played a role in of Barnabas, backs Baptist theology from its th- Islamic beliefs that Jesus century origins, and that not all was not the Son of God, SBC Calvinists have “demanded but only a prophet who the adoption of their view as the foretold the coming of Muhammad. Critics say the text is likely a forgery. standard.” But it suggests that Turkish authorities seized the document in  during a raid on an antiquities some radical Calvinists are trying smuggling ring.  e text remained obscure until earlier this year, when the Vatican to force their theology on their requested to view it. Scholars have long known about other versions of the Gospel non-Calvinist Baptist brethren. of Barnabas, and most regard it as a relatively late production, perhaps written by a A number of Baptists, both medieval Islamic apologist.  e Iranians contend that the newly discovered c o py, Calvinists and non-Calvinists, written on animal hide, dates from the fi fth or sixth century. “ e discovery of the have criticized the statement for original Barnabas Bible will now undermine the Christian Church and its authority fostering unnecessary division and will revolutionize the religion in the world,” Iran’s Basij Press said. and unfairly representing Critics note that images of the manuscript show writing (including a number of Calvinism. Surveys indicate that a misspellings) in Modern Assyrian, a language not standardized until the th minority of SBC clergy are century. It remains unclear whether Turkey will allow independent scholarly Calvinists but that analysis of the document. larger numbers of young pastors pro-

mote the theology. GOSPEL Although two current SBC OF

Double standard BARNABAS: New York City public schools continue to rent religious facilities for classroom space, even seminary though they have prohibited churches from using their school buildings. Earlier this year, presi- city offi cials banned and evicted most churches meeting in public schools, saying they dents HANDOUT wished to avoid unnecessary entanglements between religion and the signed the

state. Opponents of the policy ask why Sunday church meetings at document, LUTHER: • schools (when no students are there) represent more of an Frank Page,

entanglement than requiring public-school students to enter the president HULTON religious buildings, where they must occasionally view sacred of the SBC’s

symbols. executive com- ARCHIVE/GETTY As e New York Times recently reported, space limitations mittee, did not, force the city to rent space at approximately  religious institu- saying that the tions, including Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Protestant, and Jewish denomination facilities. Alliance Defense Fund lawyer Jordan Lorence, who has needed to IMAGES represented some evicted churches, says, “ˆ e school district is in the weird and strange focus on areas • LORENCE: • HANDOUT and contradictory situation of: schools meeting in former church schools, OK; churches of agreement. meeting in schools, not OK. And I just don’t see a whole lot of diff erence there.” School offi - —T.K. cials note that they require all religious iconography to be covered, if feasible. Even so, the New York Civil Liberties Union argues that the city should not force students to attend John Calvin class in a place that looks at all like a church. —T. K.

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issues. I’m afraid that if we go any further, I enjoy the comprehensive view that America will be irretrievably damaged. WORLD provides and I especially enjoy your Q&As. I know that readers can —E R, Boulder, Colo. hear the entire interview online, but I think they would be better served if the interviews received more space. ‘Moving the goal posts’ ‘ Al t a r calling’ —T B, Alto, Mich. May   ank you to Joel Belz for May  What a beautiful column. We pointing out that our system is far from wish Andrée Seu Peterson many years ‘ e bloodiest day’ a free market economy. But regarding of wedded bliss. We rejoice with her May   e offi cer to President Cuba, during a recent visit I found that and her new husband and praise the Lincoln’s left in your photo on page  it does have a free market—a free black Lord for His goodness to them. is not Gen. McClellan but Gen. John market. People look for a need and —R  V G, Gladstone, Ore. Alexander McClernand. He was a vet- provide it for a fee or barter without eran of the western theatre and an regulation. My cousin in Cuba, a gyne- Knowing more about Seu Peterson Illinois politician who got military col o gist, takes portrait photos and from her blog posts than I did about appointment through his friendship resells pastry at her window because of her husband, I said to myself, this with Lincoln. McClernand had come the good traffi c fl ow by her house. If the man is getting one terrifi c l a d y. Now I to Washington to lobby the president pastries do not sell she has to do some- think they are pretty evenly matched. and was invited to accompany Lincoln thing else or her family will go hungry. May God bless them both. on his visit to the Sharpsburg battle- —I P, York, Pa. —K R. B, Las Cruces, N.M. fi eld on Oct. -, .  is photo can be confused with the more famous  is was an excellent column. A strong As a fan of Seu Peterson I’m familiar one of Lincoln and Gen. McClellan. culture can enable a truly free market. with the diffi culties she has faced in —W L. W, Mayfield, Ky. A weak, secularized culture cannot her personal life over the last few years, support anything other than socialism. so this column touched me d e e p l y. It ‘God’s chickens’ —J K, Greenville, S.C. seems as if she has found a soul mate. May   e two views that Oran May their love and sense of blessedness Smith points to are equally invalid I agree that there are no truly free increase for each other and the Lord. excuses, and the extreme ends they economies today, but there’s a market- —G C   , Cottonwood, Calif. illustrate only give excuse to the rest driven reason for that. Unrestrained of us to do nothing. capitalists will cheat and rob powerless ‘ e cheer of the crowd’ —L S, Milwaukee, Wis. consumers. You need some government May  I enjoyed the interview with control to protect the powerless, and J.C. Watts. He suggested that conser- ‘Tom White, 1947-2012’ you need some free enterprise to vative Republicans need to do a better May  After years of being blessed create the wealth.  at’s why people job courting the African-American and challenged by Tom White’s minis- in a position to choose often choose constituency, but how about t r y, I’m saddened to hear of his sudden something closer to the middle. Christians voting in line with biblical death. His sexual misconduct, if it —T P, Bolivar, Mo. truth, regardless of political p a r t y, occurred, is a sober warning that no

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servant of God is continues to break me and bind me above temptation. In the wake of our up simultaneously with her words. own inevitable failures, may we —M P, Knoxville, Tenn. f o l l o w Peter’s courageous path of repentance, not Judas’ selfi sh path of ‘Ballot boxing’ suicide. April  Regarding the story about Prepare —H M, San Antonio, Texas voter identifi cation laws, recently a computer teacher proudly told me teens for ‘Campus divide’ he’d managed to get  Mexican citi- May  Reformed University zens who live in Mexico registered to life after Fellowship was wrong to sign the vote. I, however, am an American Vanderbilt University diversity policy. citizen not able to vote, like some of graduation. RUF said it wanted to be a “sanc- my missionary colleagues, because Give them the tools they tioned” organization; the Chinese also strict interpretation of new voting have a sanctioned church. RUF should laws plus circumstances caught up need to examine the Bible, have stood with the other groups. It with us. While I am in favor of learn what it means, and would be inconvenient to move off tighter voting laws, I would like to apply it to their lives. campus, but what is that compared see federally standardized voting to standing for the body of Christ? qualifi cations and procedures. Even —P M, Asheville, N.C. Mexico requires every voter to have his elector’s photo ID card. Free Lessons! ‘Missed conception’ —D C ML, May  I am thankful for the insights Valle de San Quintin, Mexico www.sowhatstudies.org Erin Davis and her husband gained after they had children about how ‘What an atheist looks like’ God is using their children to April  Regarding the fi ve values enhance, not hinder, their lives and shown on fl ags at the atheists’ ministry. I’m wondering how many Reason Rally: Christians should show more they will have. compassion, practice equality, seek —P R, Williston, N.D. out reason, give charitably, acknowl- edge d i ve r s i t y, but we must also be ‘I believe’ discerning. Sometimes we let the May  ‡ ank you for another edifying world back us off a cliff , but we must column from Seu Peterson. ‡ e Lord believe what God tells us is right and

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KRIEG BARRIE Andrée Seu Peterson ‘Oaks of righteousness’  rough the storms of life, Christians become fi rmly rooted and grounded

I      this spring, a us a model. By forcefully repelling the advance, He word to the wise: You may have better results became fi rmly established and rooted before embark- not staking it. Unless the top growth is ing on ministry. He would have been ineff ectual >> massively heavier than the root ball, staking otherwise. could do more harm than good. Any unwholesome wind can be withstood because I have sometimes walked past a sapling hemmed in of the One in us who works “the immeasurable great- on three sides by its fl ying buttress wires, immobilized ness of His power toward us who believe” (Ephesians so that it won’t be buff eted by a storm. ‡ e problem is :). No more pessimism, no more talk of total that the tree needs to be buff eted by the storm. ‡ at’s inability to improve. We are now “the little tree that how it will get stronger. Its roots and trunk become c o u l d.” We are a new creation. “Nothing shall hurt fi rmly established in response to wind, not in you” (Luke :). response to fair weather. It has to fi ght against the Work with me, pleads the Husbandman. “[Do] not elements. Not allowing that process to happen makes be sluggish” (Hebrews :). “Do not grieve the Holy the young tree a sitting duck for a good stiff gust. Spirit” (Ephesians :). “You have need of endurance” How about Christians? We get established the (Hebrews :). “Sin will have no dominion over same way. Like the earthly arborist, heaven’s expert you” (Romans :). “Fight the good fi g h t,” little tree Arborist has an interest in seeing His children “rooted ( Timothy :). and grounded” (Ephesians :), and “ s t a b l e and I was walking through the cemetery and felt a steadfast” (Colossians :). He intends the winds of depression coming on, like a pregnant woman feels a life for our growth, and ultimate protection and glory. contraction about to hit. I thought I would have to let ‡ at doesn’t happen automatically. It happens by it roll over me and have its way with me until it grace but not automatically. ‡ e Christian, like the passed; I never knew there was any other choice. tree, is fully engaged and conscious throughout the ‡ en out of the blue I thought, “No! I have weaponry! operation. Word s against it: ‘I will put my trust in you, Lord! I First the Christian studies the Word and learns renounce this demonic trap in the name of Jesus!’” there is more to life than meets the eye—we are not When you have wrestled demons and won, you are alone, but are surrounded by a swirling host of not the same person afterward. ‡ ere is joy because “ r u l e r s ,” “authorities,” “cosmic powers,” and now you know it can be done. Another thickening of “spiritual forces of evil” (Ephesians :) led by “the cambium forms under your bark. (‡ is layer increases prince of the power of the air” (:), bent on our the diameter of the tree and repairs injury by produc- uprooting. But be of good cheer: ‡ e Christian has ing callus tissue.) Young trees that are not been given the adequate weaponry of given a chance to fi ght for their lives turn prayer, truth, righteousness, and the out skinny and are easily blown over. Spirit. ‡ ese are made expressly to go Reach up your branches and into action in inclement aspire, little trees, to “be called oaks conditions. of righteousness, the planting of A temptation hurls in, one the Lord, that He may be glori- of Satan’s devices (see  fi ed” (Isaiah :). Fend Corinthians :;  Corinthians off the prince of the :). But the Christian knows power of the air with there is a diff erence between a the arsenal of temptation and a sin. A thought God— fervent dropped into your mind is not sin p r a y i n g in the unless you entertain it. Martin Luther Spirit, demolishing was right: It’s OK if a bird lands on every argument, your head, but you shouldn’t let and taking captive it nest there. Jesus denounced every thought. Make immediately the bad sure you have done all. BARRIE thoughts suggested to his “And having done all, to

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I    N Y C  those who claim the evolution vs. creation argument on the last Sunday morning of May: First a is over, when recent discoveries of cell complexity Christian one, then the American Museum of mean that it’s just begun. >> Natural History, a towering steeple within the Similarly, a display titled “œ e history of human Church of Darwin. evolution” admitted that “œ e web of clues is diffi cult My fi rst stopping point: The Spitzer Hall of Human to unravel,” but then claimed, “It is clear that the Origins on the lower level, a dark and crowded human family has a rich evolutionary h i s to r y.” Clear c h a p e l with hairy fi gures created to show man’s as mud. One plaque stated that “Sivapithecus is a purported hominid ancestry over plausible direct ancestor of orangutans” and then several million years. Some parents admitted that the creature’s body “suggests a more were catechizing their young complex evolutionary relationship.” children: “Look, those are our œ e honest curators of the Hall of Human Origins relatives.” (As I listened, one have my sympathy. œ ey are like priests in a diocese unbelieving girl, staring at the private destroyed by pederasty who have to cover up their parts of the hirsute mannequins, concerns and pretend that all is well overall, despite laughed, “We didn’t come from the anomalies, uncertainties, and complexities. I t h e m.” A well-trained little girl said, appreciated the half-honesty revealed in their “Mommy, they look like us.”) perhapses and maybes—but they might have more How defi nitive were the exhibits? fun if they could move from the lower level up to the One, titled “Interpreting the foot- fourth fl oor, where the dinosaur bones rule. p ri n t s,” depicted two ancient, hairy hominids On the fourth fl oor, one dinosaur exhibit walking together. œ e larger male had his arm announced, “Bones, teeth, tracks … this evidence around the smaller female. œ e explanation in small amounts to only a tiny fraction of information about print explained, “To create the scene in front of you, what the living animals were really like. … Naturally, experts interpreted footprints left behind. … Here a we want to know everything about dinosaurs: male and a female walk together. Was it a mother What colors they were, what they ate, how they and child instead? Possibly. We’ll never know for reproduced. … œ e overwhelming absence of explicit sure, but this scene is consistent with the evidence.” data makes the questions that those intriguing Maybe we should be grateful for this defense of animals arouse diffi cult to a n swe r.” traditional marriage, but dozens of other scenes œ e fourth fl oor displayed not only dinosaurs but could also be consistent with the evidence. It was humility: “No one knows what the colors of dinosaurs encouraging to see the small print on many of the were when they were alive. … œ is evidence does not display cases admitting uncertainty—“Perhaps … allow us to draw conclusions about parental care in perhaps … may have been … may well have been … extinct dinosaurs. We can only make guesses.” seems … seems … seems … appears to be … suggests … Astoundingly, the dinosaur experts undercut the suggests.” But a video screen showed a continuous Darwinist propaganda loop in the Hall of Human loop of genotype pioneer Francis Collins, the Origins: “We cannot be sure how pachy-cephalosaurs National Center for Science Education’s Eugenie used their skull caps because theories about the Scott, and Brown professor Kenneth Miller behavior of extinct animals cannot be tested.” œ at’s expressing Darwinian c e r t a i n t y. Miller insisted that what many creationists say: Scientifi c research disbelievers in evolution want to turn biology into emphasizes experimentation, and we cannot “little more than stamp collecting.” experiment on the past. With apologies to philatelists—the Hall of Human One sign on the fourth fl oor generalized rightly: Origins exhibits are little more than stamp collecting, “While it is important to make intelligent speculation because the evidence for humans arising from about extinct animals, we are overstating the animals is insuffi cient. While a big sign proclaimed strength of the fossil evidence if we present these MARY

“Our family tree,” small print on one exhibit ideas as truth.” Students in schools should hear both ALTAFFER/AP acknowledged, “Unfortunately, hominid fossils evolutionist and creationist theories. œ ey should from the crucial period between , and then learn what we know scientifi cally—and what , years ago are quite rare.” Unfortunate for we do not. A

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