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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
08-31-2007Biotechnology and Human IdentityMichelle KirtleyBioethics
03-02-2007Genetic Bipartisanship in Congress!Michelle KirtleyBioethics
07-21-2006Stem Cell VetoMichelle KirtleyBioethics
01-23-2006Stem Cell GrailMichelle KirtleyBioethics
07-06-2012It’s All GoodAaron BelzBob Dylan
09-23-2011Auden and Dylan, Poets of Justice and the BluesAaron BelzBob Dylan
05-20-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook review
06-29-201510 Summer Reads to Inspire JusticeByron Borgerbook reviews
11-30-201512 Books for the 12 Days of ChristmasByron Borgerbook reviews
07-11-2016Top Ten Summer Reads 2016Byron Borger book reviews
12-05-2016CPJ's 2016 Christmas BooksByron Borgerbook reviews
11-11-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook reviews
09-09-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook reviews
08-05-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook reviews
07-01-2011Politics and ProseBryon Borgerbook reviews
12-09-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbooks
02-21-2014Is Fracking the Great American Success Story? (2)Rusty Pritchardboom industry
08-30-1999DOSA, Anyone?Keith PavlischekBoy Scouts
07-05-2013Declaring Independence?Stephanie SummersBradley Manning
07-18-2016What Brexit Teaches UsAlice-Catherine CarlsBrexit
06-25-2010The statecraft of the UK coalition governmentJonathan ChaplinBritish Election 2010
11-17-2014“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”Byron BorgerBryan Stevenson
04-29-2011Political Symbolism and Elevated Political DiscourseTimothy Sherrattbudget
06-15-2012Science in Political DiscourseJason E. Summers C.P. Snow
12-23-2011Asking About a Candidate’s ReligionBryan T. McGrawcampaign
08-03-2015Money and Campaigns: Current Realities, Future PossibilitiesTed Williams IIIcampaign finance reform
03-26-2001Financing ElectionsJames Skillencampaign finance reform
04-11-2014Precedent over Prudence: McCutcheon and the Scandal of Campaign Finance JurisprudenceBradford Littlejohncampaign finance reform
12-06-2013The “Crack-Smoking Mayor of Toronto” and the Politics of MiddlesRobert J. JoustraCanadian politics
05-09-2014Declaring CandidacyStephanie Summerscandidate forums
07-02-2010An editorial statement of directionGideon StraussCapital Commentary
07-07-2014Capital Punishment RevisitedStephen V. Monsma capital punishment
10-25-1999Is the Death Penalty Still Viable?AUTHORcapital 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
12-22-1997Justice and ForgivenessJames SkillenCapital Punishment/Death Penalty
11-30-2012Faith and Corporate Social ResponsibilityMichael MacLeodcapitalism
09-16-2011Cardus Education Survey: Christian Schools and Cultural EngagementDave LarsenCardus
05-07-2010My call to institution-building . . . and oursGideon StraussCaritas in Veritate
04-23-2010Caritas in Veritate—Early ResponsesGideon StraussCaritas in Veritate
12-22-2014The Limits of European UnityDavid KoyzisCatholic social teaching
02-07-2014The New Silk Road and Beyond: Reshaping the World Economic GeographyAlice-Catherine CarlsCentral Asia
05-23-2014From the Streets to the Pews: A Story of Holistic HealingEmily DavissonCentral Union Mission
01-22-1996Welfare DeformJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
03-07-2005The Faith-based Initiative—Round TwoAUTHORCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-19-2004Equal Treatment Lessons from AbroadStephen MonsmaCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-05-2004AWOL Again on the Faith-Based InitiativeJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-23-2004Shrinking Religious LibertyJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-22-2003We Won't Tolerate a Faith-Based Bait and Switch!James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
06-16-2003Faith-Based FootballStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-21-2003Pass CARE, Just Don't Stop There!James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
01-27-2003The Real Face of the Faith-Based InitiativeStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
12-02-2002Go for the Substance, Not the SizzleJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
10-21-2002Mugging Civil RightsJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-23-2002Whose Social Services Are They?Stephen MonsmaCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
08-12-2002Why We Should Care about CAREJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-20-2002Re-Igniting the Faith-Based InitiativeStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
01-14-2002Charitable Choice in the Courts: Round OneStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
12-03-2001A Faith-Based Christmas PackageStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
08-13-2001An Uphill Climb to True ToleranceStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
07-30-2001Which Way, Senator Lieberman?Keith PavlischekCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-07-2001We're All "Faith-Based" NowStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-09-2001The Discrimination OlympicsStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-26-2001Equal Treatment, YES; Discrimination and Demagoguery, NOKeith PavlischekCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-12-2001Charitable Choice Behind BarsJack BoeveCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-13-1999No Quotas for ReligionJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
08-02-1999What's an FBO?James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
06-07-1999Goring the SeparationistsKeith PavlischekCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-10-1999At the Center, Not the MarginsJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
10-26-1998Against the DeclineJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-16-1998Don't Unite with Americans UnitedJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
12-08-1997Fake Wall, Real MoatJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-29-1997No Magic BulletJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-15-2006Don't Extinguish a Bright Hope for Drug Addicts!AUTHORCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
10-14-1996Losing by DefaultJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-02-1996Filling In the BlanksJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
07-22-1996Ending Poverty As We Know ItJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-29-1996Lamps Without LightJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-26-2013Charity Tax Deduction: Important for Many Charities, Vital for OthersStanley Carlson-Thiescharitable giving
12-07-2012Sad Christmas Songs Say So MuchAaron BelzCharles Schulz
10-18-2013No Ultimate Political SolutionsTimothy Sherrattchecks and balances
09-06-2013From Nagasaki to Damascus: Just War and American Consistency Daniel R. Allenchemical weapons
03-01-2013The Complexity and Urgency of the Problem of Gun ViolenceTed Williams IIIChicago
10-25-2013Education Reform in Chicago Public SchoolsTheodore Williams IIIChicago Public Schools
02-25-2002A Betrayal of FaithAlaine Gherardichild sexual abuse
07-06-2012Principle & PracticeCatherine E. Wilsonchildren of undocumented residents
05-30-2005China RisingSteven MeyerChina
05-18-2012Human Rights and Public Diplomacy: What is Our Role in the World?Michelle Crotwell KirtleyChina
01-03-20142014, The Year of the Christian CollegeRobert JoustraChristian Colleges
07-06-2012“Christian Democracy”—An Oxymoron?James W. SkillenChristian democracy
08-09-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerChristian Democratic movement
04-19-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerChristian Democratic movement
09-07-2012First Principles and the ElectionWilliam EdgarChristian Democratic principles
05-27-2011Moral Conversation and Christian Political EngagementTimothy SherrattChristian political engagement
12-15-2003An American Covenant With God?James SkillenChristian Political Thought
11-06-2009What's Happened to Real Politics?Tim SherrattChristian Political Thought
12-07-2007The Religious Right Is Breaking UpStephen V. MonsmaChristian Political Thought
06-16-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerChristian Political Witness
10-18-2004Religiously Political ConservatismJames SkillenChristian Worldview
06-01-2012Power and Justice To Change the World?Timothy SherrattChristians in Political Science