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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
08-28-2009Missing Balance in Healthcare ReformMichelle KirtleyHealth Care
08-14-2009What’s Better about Being More Equal?Bruce C. WearneIncome and Equality
07-31-2009For a Passing Grade, Healthcare Reform Needs More CsStanley Carlson-ThiesHealth Care
07-17-2009Party Leadership and the Fate of HealthcareTimothy SherrattLeadership
07-03-2009Celebrating IndependenceJames SkillenFourth of July
06-19-2009The Kabuki DanceSteven E. MeyerPolitics/Government
06-05-2009Obama, Cairo, and Religious FreedomDennis R. HooverReligious Liberty
05-22-2009Two Cheers for DemocracyPaul BrinkDemocracy
05-08-2009Notre Dame, Glendon, and ObamaTim SherrattCivil Society
04-24-2009Health Care With DignityMichelle KirtleyHealth Care
04-10-2009Hunger and JusticeJim SkillenEconomy
03-27-2009Faith in the Face of Foreclosure?Dean TrulearEconomy
03-13-2009“New Politics” Still Just a PromiseJames SkillenPolitics/Government
02-27-2009A Matter of Environmental ResponsibilitySteven MeyerEnergy/Environment
02-13-2009Faith-Based Initiative, Version 3.0Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
01-30-2009Blank Check for Big Government?Timothy SherrattElection 2008
01-16-2009Inauguration by FireJames SkillenElection 2008
01-02-2009Politically Correct PrayerRuth MelkonianPublic Moral Discourse
12-19-2008EntitlementJames SkillenEntitlement
12-05-2008Civic Revival in the Face of ScarcityDean TrulearCivic Responsibility
11-21-2008Managing or Exceeding ExpectationsSteven E. MeyerElection 2008
11-07-2008The Obama VictoryJames SkillenElection 2008
10-24-2008This is Not the Time to Cut Foreign AidRuth MelkonianForeign Policy
10-10-2008Candidates: Wake Up to Bio-Science Advances!Michelle KirtleyBioethics
09-26-2008The Root of the ProblemJames SkillenEconomy
09-12-2008Is the Common Good Rainbow-Striped?Stanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
08-29-2008Georgia: The Larger IssuesSteven MeyerForeign Policy
08-15-2008The Rights Paradox on Guns and MoreTimothy SherrattGun Control
08-01-2008The Fannie-Freddie Bail OutJames SkillenEconomy
07-19-2008World Language, Mutual Understanding?James SkillenDiplomacy
07-04-2008Jesus Is Lord!Paul BrinkCitizenship
06-20-2008Latin American Evangelicals: In a League of their OwnDennis R. HooverLatin America
06-06-2008Rule of Law Succumbs to Torture for SafetyJames SkillenTerrorism
05-23-2008Avoid Left-Behind PoliticsStanley Carlson-ThiesElection 2008
05-09-2008School Prayer—AgainStephen MonsmaReligious Liberty
04-25-2008More Political Morality, Please!Paul BrinkElection 2008
04-11-2008Is the Economic Crisis a Moral Issue?James SkillenEconomy
03-28-2008Why the Well Qualified Should Rule the WorldRuth MelkonianElection 2008
03-14-2008Israel and Palestine: Why Is This Issue So Difficult?Steven E. MeyerMiddle East
02-29-2008A Surprise Consensus on Stem Cells?Michelle KirtleyBioethics
02-15-2008Presidential Primary ParadoxesTim SherrattElection 2008
02-01-2008Pro-Life Rally—35 YearsBrenda Kay ZylstraAbortion
01-18-2008Martin Luther King DayDean TrulearCivil Rights
01-04-2008Food, Fuel, and FarmingJames SkillenAgriculture
12-21-2007Advancing Religious Freedom Against the TideStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
12-07-2007The Religious Right Is Breaking UpStephen V. MonsmaChristian Political Thought
11-23-2007Are Presidential Candidates Fit for Office?Tim SherrattElection 2008
11-09-2007The Annapolis ConferenceJames SkillenMiddle East
10-26-2007Sorry, But Your Soul Just DiedTimothy StoenBioethics
10-12-2007Healing Communities for Returning CitizensDean TrulearCriminal Justice
09-28-2007Free Exchange Depends on Just MarketsJames SkillenEconomy
09-14-2007The Proselytism "Problem"Dennis R. HooverReligious Liberty
08-31-2007Biotechnology and Human IdentityMichelle KirtleyBioethics
08-17-2007Why Global Climate Change is DifferentSteven MeyerEnvironment
08-03-2007Which Candidate Will Go First?Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
07-20-2007Our Destructive Delusion About IraqJames SkillenIraq War
07-06-2007An Uncertain Victory for the Faith-Based InitiativeTimothy SherrattThe Faith-Based Initiative
06-22-2007Good Cops, Bad Cops and Religious FreedomDennis R. HooverReligious Liberty
06-08-2007Stop Trying to Fence in Our FaithStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
05-25-2007Immigration Reform and Our Southern NeighborsRuth MelkonianImmigration
05-11-2007TortureJames SkillenHuman Rights
04-27-2007The Supreme Court and Partial-Birth AbortionStephen V. MonsmaAbortion
04-13-2007Prisoner ReentryDean TrulearCriminal Justice
03-30-2007The European Union at 50James SkillenEuropean Union
03-16-2007The Faith-Based Initiative After 2008Stephen LazarusThe Faith-Based Initiative
03-02-2007Genetic Bipartisanship in Congress!Michelle KirtleyBioethics
02-16-2007Vote for Change, Get a Troop SurgeTimothy SherrattPolitics/Government
02-02-2007A Long, Tough RoadSteven E. MeyerIraq War
01-19-2007Obama for President?James SkillenElection 2008
01-05-2007Don't Backslide on the Faith-Based InitiativeStanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
12-22-2006Nukes and National PrestigeRoy Clousernuclear weapons
12-08-2006Evangelicals and the Muscular MiddleDennis R. HooverPolitics/Government
11-24-2006After the Neo-ConsSteven E. Meyerforeign policy
11-10-2006What Now?Stephen V. MonsmaElection 2006
10-27-2006Confusion on IraqJames SkillenIraq War
10-13-2006Stop Gun Violence!Dean TrulearGun Control
09-29-2006Religious Freedom and the Ninth AmendmentAUTHORReligious Liberty
09-15-2006Don't Extinguish a Bright Hope for Drug Addicts!AUTHORCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-01-2006All Politics is GlobalJames SkillenPolitics/Government
08-18-2006Congress Must Not Duck Immigration ReformRuth MelkonianImmigration
08-04-2006Many a Slip from Party Philosophy to Governing PolicyTimothy SherrattPolitics/Government
07-21-2006Stem Cell VetoMichelle KirtleyBioethics
07-10-2006Trade, Energy, and the Rebalancing of Global PowerJames SkillenGlobal Community
06-26-2006Interfaith or Multi-faith?Stanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
06-12-2006Health Care for a Healthy PolityTim SherrattHealth Care
05-29-2006A Tale of Two TextbooksStephen LazarusReligion/Secularization
05-15-2006Fences and WallsStephen V. MonsmaChurch and State
05-01-2006Immigrant JusticeJames SkillenImmigration
04-17-2006Last Gasp?Steven MeyerIraq War
04-03-2006Snitch and DieAlice-Catherine CarlsCivil Society
03-20-2006A Silver Lining in the Clouded "Silver Ring Thing" CaseStanley Carlson-ThiesEqual treatment for religious organizations
03-06-2006Prophetic Politics Goes to Washington?Timothy SherrattPolitics/Government
02-20-2006Christians and Climate ChangeSteven E. MeyerEnvironment
02-06-2006The State of the Faith-Based InitiativeAUTHOREqual treatment for religious organizations
01-23-2006Stem Cell GrailMichelle KirtleyBioethics
01-09-2006Think Beyond IraqStanley Carlson-ThiesIraq War
12-26-2005Intelligent Courts, Schools, and ScienceJames SkillenEducation
12-12-2005Iraq, Intelligence, and PolicySteven E. MeyerIraq
11-28-2005Arguing About a War In QuestionJames SkillenForeign Policy
11-14-2005The Redistricting Game: Parties 2, Citizens 0William Harperproportional representation