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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
12-06-2013The “Crack-Smoking Mayor of Toronto” and the Politics of MiddlesRobert J. JoustraCanadian politics
02-11-2011What considerations should shape a Christian approach to international relations?Robert Joustrainternational relations
06-14-2013The Elephant WhisperersRobert Joustrapolitical decision making
04-26-2013Blind Eyes no More, and other Bad News for RussiaRobert Joustrawar on terror
01-03-20142014, The Year of the Christian CollegeRobert JoustraChristian Colleges
11-07-2016Just Trade Policy in a Changing World EconomyRodney D. Ludematrade policy
12-08-2014Native American Education: One (Mostly) Successful StoryRon PolinderNavajo Nation
06-21-2013The Farm Bill and Agricultural PolicyRonald J. Vosagricultural policy
12-01-2014The Role of Young Alumni in Closing the Graduation GapRoy Chancollege access
08-03-2012Taking Aim at Gun ControlRoy ClouserSecond Amendment
12-22-2014A Christmas Reflection for Ordinary PeopleRoy ClouserChristmas
07-05-1999Taking Aim at Gun ControlRoy Clousergun control
01-31-2014Health Care ReduxRoy ClouserAbraham Kuyper
08-18-1997Remembering Hiroshima and NagasakiRoy ClouserForeign Policy
12-22-2006Nukes and National PrestigeRoy Clousernuclear weapons
08-31-2012Elections for SaleRoy Clouserrights
11-10-2014The Local Church: A Place of Compassion in the Syrian CrisisRupen DasSyrian civil war
04-29-2011Small Steps Forward on Climate Change and Public JusticeRusty Pritchardclimate change
09-06-2013Fresh Air for the Environmental ConversationRusty PritchardEnvironment
04-25-2016Climate Change: What Can Civil Society Do About It?Rusty Pritchardclimate change
04-27-2012Conservation, Development, and American AssistanceRusty PritchardHaiti
10-06-2014The New Climate EconomyRusty Pritchardthe New Climate Economy
07-28-2014Pragmatic ConservationRusty PritchardDominican Republic
04-19-2013Pope Francis, the Culture of Life, and the Care of CreationRusty PritchardPope John Paul II
02-21-2014Is Fracking the Great American Success Story? (2)Rusty Pritchardboom industry
01-31-2014Is Fracking a Great American Success Story? (1)Rusty Pritchardshale-gas extraction
07-08-2011What's Lacking in the Climate Debate Isn't Presidential LeadershipRusty Pritchardclimate change
02-26-2010Religion in the ClassroomRuth MelkonianReligion/Secularization
10-09-2009A Woman's Place—in GovernmentRuth MelkonianGender
01-02-2009Politically Correct PrayerRuth MelkonianPublic Moral Discourse
10-24-2008This is Not the Time to Cut Foreign AidRuth MelkonianForeign Policy
03-28-2008Why the Well Qualified Should Rule the WorldRuth MelkonianElection 2008
05-25-2007Immigration Reform and Our Southern NeighborsRuth MelkonianImmigration
08-18-2006Congress Must Not Duck Immigration ReformRuth MelkonianImmigration
04-20-2012Prosecutorial Discretion on Illegal Immigration: Prudent or Punting? Ruth Melkonian-Hooverdeportation
03-21-2014The Venezuelan Crisis Needs a Real Mediator … Not Sean PennRuth Melkonian-HooverHenrique Capriles
05-03-2013The Aftermath of the Post-Chávez Elections: Implications for US-Venezuelan RelationsRuth Melkonian-Hoover and Jessica AllenVenezuelan opposition
10-05-2012Election Guide 2012: Immigration ReformRuth Melkonian-Hoover and Jessica AllenRomney
03-16-2012An Uneasy Relationship: Constitutional Rights and National Stability Ryan McIlhennydue process
07-29-2011Free Speech and the War on TerrorRyan McIlhennyTerrorism
06-10-2011Moral Principles for a Healthy American EconomyRyan Messamoretax reform
05-03-2013Hanging up Our Harps: The Fading of War(-protest) Music in AmericaRyan O’Dowd1960s music
05-09-2014The Heart of the Sexual Assault CrisisRyan O’DowdWhite House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault
02-22-2016Sunday School Stories for the Polling Place CrowdRyan Patrick O’Dowdelections
07-01-2011Justice, Productivity, and the Basics of Tax ReformRyan Streetertax reform
03-11-2011A Call for Intergenerational Justice: A Dialogue (continued):Ryan Streeter, Lisa Sharon Harperintergenerational justice
08-12-2011In Memoriam: Christ's Call to ServiceSenator Mark O. Hatfieldfaith & politics
01-09-2006Think Beyond IraqStanley Carlson-ThiesIraq War
02-23-2015Religious Freedom: Cause of Discrimination or Foundation for Diversity?Stanley Carlson-ThiesWilliam Galston
09-13-2013Justly Fighting Job DiscriminationStanley Carlson-ThiesENDA
12-08-2014Judicial Action and Marriage InequalityStanley Carlson-ThiesSCOTUS
12-31-2010Welfare ResponsibilitiesStanley Carlson-Thiespoverty
04-06-2012The Birth Control Mandate and Second-Class Religious InstitutionsStanley Carlson-Thiesfaith-based organizations
06-28-2013New “Faith in Giving” CoalitionStanley Carlson-Thies“Faith in Giving” coalition
04-26-2013Charity Tax Deduction: Important for Many Charities, Vital for OthersStanley Carlson-Thiescharitable giving
01-20-2012A Big Victory for Religious Freedom—But How Wide?Stanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
07-14-2014Employers Aren’t Generic: Hobby Lobby and Institutional Religious FreedomStanley Carlson-Thiesfaith-based organizations
03-22-2013Tempered Praise for New Director of White House Faith-Based OfficeStanley Carlson-ThiesWhite House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
05-21-2010Faith-Based Policy: Will the Center Hold?Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
02-22-2013Deciphering the Administration’s New Proposed Rules on the Contraceptive MandateStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
11-04-2011Uncommon Contributor to the Common Good: The Legacy of Mark Hatfield, 1922-2011Stanley Carlson-ThiesSenator Mark Hatfield
07-31-2009For a Passing Grade, Healthcare Reform Needs More CsStanley Carlson-ThiesHealth Care
10-07-2011"Ministerial Employees" and Sphere SovereigntyStanley Carlson-Thiessphere sovereignty
02-13-2009Faith-Based Initiative, Version 3.0Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
03-01-1999Follow Joseph, Not HobbesStanley Carlson-ThiesY2K
03-28-2014More Light, Less Heat Needed on State Religious Freedom BillsStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious freedom bills
09-12-2008Is the Common Good Rainbow-Striped?Stanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
09-02-2011Why Freedom of Religion?Stanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
05-23-2008Avoid Left-Behind PoliticsStanley Carlson-ThiesElection 2008
08-19-2011Which Religious Employers' Rights Will Be Respected?Stanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
12-21-2007Advancing Religious Freedom Against the TideStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
11-02-2012Religious Freedom in the 2012 Presidential ElectionStanley Carlson-Thies2012 Presidential Election
08-03-2007Which Candidate Will Go First?Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
06-08-2007Stop Trying to Fence in Our FaithStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
01-05-2007Don't Backslide on the Faith-Based InitiativeStanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
06-26-2006Interfaith or Multi-faith?Stanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
12-06-2013Religious Freedom vs. Civil RightsStanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
03-20-2006A Silver Lining in the Clouded "Silver Ring Thing" CaseStanley Carlson-ThiesEqual treatment for religious organizations
01-14-2011What was the most important political event of 2010? (Part 2)Stanley Carlson-Thies, Cherie Harder, Jedd Medefind, Clinton Stockwell, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, Ashley Woodiwisspolitics
10-14-2011#Occupy and the Longing for Public JusticeStephanie A. SummersCitizenship
09-09-2011On Taking Public Life SeriouslyStephanie A. Summerspublic justice
06-01-2015Overcoming Poverty: Beginning with the EndStephanie Summerspublic policy
02-02-2015Citizenship is Our Common CallingStephanie Summerspublic justice
09-14-2015NYC, Pre-K & Public Justice – A Way ForwardStephanie Summersearly childhood education
01-19-2015On King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”Stephanie Summersvoluntary associations
09-27-2013Education – Our Responsibility as CitizensStephanie Summerseducation reform
01-18-2016An Election Year ResolutionStephanie Summerselections
12-01-2014What Does it Mean to Enforce the Rule of Law for Undocumented Immigrants?Stephanie Summerslegal status
04-11-2016Public Service: Call and ResponseStephanie Summerspublic service
11-17-2014Enlarging Our Understanding of Institutional Religious FreedomStephanie Summersfaith-based organizations
09-05-2016Cultivating Rooted CitizensStephanie Summerscitizenship
07-05-2013Declaring Independence?Stephanie SummersBradley Manning
12-17-2010Safeguarding Immigrant FamiliesStephanie SummersImmigration
09-22-2014Seeking Peace in Election SeasonStephanie Summersvoting
07-07-2014An Economics Lesson from Hobby LobbyStephanie Summers for-profit corporations
06-30-2014A Political Campaign Worth SavoringStephanie Summerssingle-issue voting
03-08-2013Christians Investing in Public EducationStephanie Summerspublic education reform
05-09-2014Declaring CandidacyStephanie Summerscandidate forums
04-04-2014Common Core Standards and Public JusticeStephanie SummersCommon Core State Standards
03-21-2014DACA, ENFORCE and Faithful Execution of the LawStephanie SummersUSCIS