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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
02-15-2013Agreeing on Economic Opportunity?Michael J. GersonState of the Union
07-12-2013Agricultural Subsidies and Public JusticeEric Hilker2013 farm bill
07-05-2013Agricultural Subsidies and Public JusticeEric Hilkercrop insurance
09-01-2006All Politics is GlobalJames SkillenPolitics/Government
02-28-2000All-out WarAUTHORoccupational health
01-20-2012Alternative Political ConversationHarold
08-05-1996America Needs More Than a Third PartyJames Skillenproportional representation
04-13-1998America's Debt to AfricaJames SkillenForeign Policy
01-06-2012American Exceptionalism and Religious FreedomDennis Hooverreligious freedom
06-01-2012American Exceptionalism—In God’s EyesNeil JasperseAmerican exceptionalism
08-23-2013American Political Values and the Egyptian DilemmaTimothy SherrattCoptic Christians
12-15-2003An American Covenant With God?James SkillenChristian Political Thought
05-24-2013An Anniversary to Celebrate: PEPFAR and its Far Reaching Implications Michael J. GersonPEPFAR
11-18-2011An Attack on Faith-Based Service ProvidersMichael J. Gersonreligious freedom
04-05-2013An Easter Tale of Two Global Churches, Fractured yet HopefulTimothy Sherratt Pope Francis I
07-07-2014An Economics Lesson from Hobby LobbyStephanie Summers for-profit corporations
06-08-2012An Economy Built on AffectionEmily Belzaffection
07-02-2010An editorial statement of directionGideon StraussCapital Commentary
07-26-2013An Egyptian Revolution? Yes… but Shwaya ShwayaPaul S. RoweEgyptian military
01-18-2016An Election Year ResolutionStephanie Summerselections
01-05-2015An Important Year for Religious LibertyTimothy Sherrattprincipled pluralism
06-10-2011An Incremental Journey to Fiscal StabilityMichelle Kirtleyjob creation
05-05-2003An Iraqi Democracy Should Be A Pluralist DemocracyWilliam Harperproportional representation
04-12-2013An Outbreak of Bipartisanship on Gun Control and Immigration ReformMichael J. Gersonimmigration reform
11-24-1997An Uncertain SuperpowerJames SkillenForeign Policy
07-06-2007An Uncertain Victory for the Faith-Based InitiativeTimothy SherrattThe Faith-Based Initiative
03-16-2012An Uneasy Relationship: Constitutional Rights and National Stability Ryan McIlhennydue process
08-13-2001An Uphill Climb to True ToleranceStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
10-25-2013Androgyny or Antigone: Jean Bethke Elshtain’s FeminismM. Christian Greenfeminism
02-10-2012Another Kind of RhetoricHannah VanderHartrhetoric
03-14-2014Anti-gay Laws are Disastrous Health PolicyMichael J. GersonUganda
10-25-2013Apocalypse Not NowMichael J. GersonObamacare
04-13-2015April 15 Is Tax Day -- and It’s Time for Tax ReformJohn AndersonVAT tax
05-20-2011Are Christian School Graduates World-Changers?Ray Penningsreligious education
11-23-2007Are Presidential Candidates Fit for Office?Tim SherrattElection 2008
04-01-1996Are There Two Chinas Now?James SkillenForeign Policy
09-20-2013Are We Exceptional?Steven E. Meyerexceptionalism
11-28-2005Arguing About a War In QuestionJames SkillenForeign Policy
07-20-2012Arizona’s System to Verify Residency StatusJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusreasonable suspicion
07-28-2014Artists Unite: Gentrification and the Village of West GreenvilleMikael PelzVillage of West Greenville
12-23-2011Asking About a Candidate’s ReligionBryan T. McGrawcampaign
05-10-1999At the Center, Not the MarginsJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-03-2013At the Corner of Need and Calling Timothy Sherratt vocation
09-23-2011Auden and Dylan, Poets of Justice and the BluesAaron BelzBob Dylan
05-04-2012Auden the MarksmanAaron BelzDiplomacy
10-05-2015Authoring Confusion: Iran, Islam, and Missing the PointDaniel AllenIslam
08-17-2015Authority, Citizenship, and Public JusticeDavid T. Koyzisauthority
11-09-2015Auto Title Lending: Plundering and Devouring the Poor?Nate Friersonpredatory lending
05-23-2008Avoid Left-Behind PoliticsStanley Carlson-ThiesElection 2008
03-18-1996AWOLJames SkillenPolitics/Government
04-05-2004AWOL Again on the Faith-Based InitiativeJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
06-17-2011Back Door Social EngineeringJordan J. Ballortax reform
08-24-2015Back From Recess: Recovering Congressional LeadershipAmy E. BlackCongress
07-08-1996Back to the Old Drawing BoardLuis Lugogerrymandering
11-10-2014Barriers to Higher Education for Low-Income StudentsHilary YanceyHoxby and Avery
08-27-2010Becoming an AmericanGideon StraussCitizenship
12-13-2013Better PeopleAaron Belzpoetry
12-10-2010Beyond Kennedy Catholicism?Steven Garberreligion
01-25-2016Beyond Punishment for the Crime: Collateral Consequences of a ConvictionHeather Garretsonrestorative justice
08-30-2013Beyond Purely Economic Solutions to PovertyBy the Editorial Team, Shared Justicepoverty alleviation
11-05-2001Beyond the Military CampaignJames SkillenTerrorism
06-03-2011Beyond the Rush to IncarcerateHarold Dean Trulearsupreme court
09-22-2014Beyond the “Genderization” of War: Women, Religion, and the Future of IraqChristy Vineswomen’s rights
06-17-2011Beyond Timidity on Climate JusticeBenjamin G. LeeEnvironment
09-27-2013Beyond “The Right to Privacy”: A New Look at the Surveillance Debate (1)Brad Littlejohnsecurity
10-04-2013Beyond “The Right to Privacy”: A New Look at the Surveillance Debate (2)Brad Littlejohnsecurity
02-08-2016Big Picture LeadershipWilliam Edgarleadership
08-31-2007Biotechnology and Human IdentityMichelle KirtleyBioethics
12-23-2011Bipartisan Medicare Reform and Advent HopeMichelle Crotwell Kirtleynational debt
05-14-2010Bipartisanship 101, UK StyleJonathan Chaplinproportional representation
01-30-2009Blank Check for Big Government?Timothy SherrattElection 2008
01-12-2015Blessed ComplexityWilliam EdgarOs Guinness
04-26-2013Blind Eyes no More, and other Bad News for RussiaRobert Joustrawar on terror
11-29-2004Body, Soul, and Stem CellsMary Stewart Van LeeuwenBioethics
10-07-2002Breaking a Party MoldJames SkillenPolitics/Government
03-25-2002Breaking the Cycle of Middle East ViolenceSteven MeyerMiddle East
07-12-2013Bridging the Political Gap: Haidt’s Righteous MindDavid T. KoyzisJonathan Haidt
01-27-2012Bringing Justice and Compassion to Central AfricaMichael J. GersonForeign Policy
11-16-2012Bringing Order. Establishing Justice. Treating Water.Katie Tararawater treatment
01-27-2012Brinkmanship with the Desperate: Now is not the time to attack IranBy Robert Joustra Foreign Policy
03-30-2012Budget Politics & Debt RealityMichael J. GersonFY2013 Budget
02-25-2011Budget Realities and Political CourageMichael J. Gersonentitlement reform
04-11-2014Building Up the Common GoodMichael J. Gersontolerance
09-06-2004Bush's Deeds, Kerry's WordsAUTHORElection 2004
02-24-2012Calvin, Calvinism, and PoliticsJames W. SkillenAmerican exceptionalism
01-18-1999Campaign MessagesJames SkillenElection 2000
09-28-2012Campaign Outreach to Religious VotersKimberly H. Conger voter turnout
12-15-2014Can a Nuclear State be a Just State?Robert J. Joustrapublic justice
12-13-2013Can the Government Keep Me Healthy? Michelle Crotwell Kirtleytrans fats
01-04-2013Can We Do Anything About the Sandy Hook Horrors?Steven E. MeyerCT
10-28-2011Can We Talk Rationally about Educational Freedom?Charles L. Glenn, choice
10-10-2008Candidates: Wake Up to Bio-Science Advances!Michelle KirtleyBioethics
07-07-2014Capital Punishment RevisitedStephen V. Monsma capital punishment
05-21-2001Capital Punishment, Justice, and Timothy McVeighKeith PavlischekCapital Punishment/Death Penalty
01-05-1998Capital Punishment: For the Exceptional CaseStephen MonsmaCapital Punishment/Death Penalty
01-25-2013Capitalism, Ideology and the Abortion Debate (after 40 years) By Ryan McIlhennyRoe v. Wade
09-16-2011Cardus Education Survey: Christian Schools and Cultural EngagementDave LarsenCardus
04-23-2010Caritas in Veritate—Early ResponsesGideon StraussCaritas in Veritate
03-27-2000Catholic House Chaplain: What's the Problem?James Skillenreligious freedom
06-18-2010Catholic social teaching and immigrationCatherine WilsonImmigration