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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
02-21-2014Evaluating Policy ProposalsStephanie Summersconfessional pluralism
11-09-2012Questions on Christians and PoliticsStephanie Summerspolitical community
01-19-2015Seeking Just Lending Practices (2)Stephen K. Reevesusury
01-12-2015Seeking Just Lending PracticesStephen K. Reevesusury laws
09-19-2005First Amendment AmnesiaStephen LazarusReligious Liberty
06-13-2005Listening to the Sudanese Church in ExileStephen LazarusAfrica
10-04-2004The Everlasting Faith-Based InitiativeStephen Lazarusfaith-based organizations
05-17-2004Foreign Aid That Really WorksStephen LazarusForeign Policy
01-26-2004Hardwired to ConnectStephen LazarusCivil Society
11-17-2003Regress, not Progress, in GeorgiaStephen LazarusReligious Liberty
09-08-2003Give Washington, D.C. Families a Choice and a ChanceStephen LazarusEducation
06-16-2003Faith-Based FootballStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
01-27-2003The Real Face of the Faith-Based InitiativeStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
07-29-2002What's Unconstitutional About School Choice?Stephen LazarusEducation
07-01-2002A Supreme Victory for Religious FreedomStephen LazarusEducation
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
10-08-2001The Real Religious EstablishmentStephen LazarusEducation
08-13-2001An Uphill Climb to True ToleranceStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-07-2001We're All "Faith-Based" NowStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-09-2001The Discrimination OlympicsStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
12-18-2000Mending the BreachStephen LazarusRace Relations
04-24-2000Let Baptists be BaptistsStephen Lazarusreligious freedom
09-27-1999Gen X PoliticsStephen LazarusPolitics/Government
07-19-1999Ten Commandment PoliticsStephen LazarusEducation
05-24-1999Columbine High, Clinton, and KosovoStephen LazarusMorality
03-29-1999Confessions of the Master of SpinStephen LazarusPolitics/Government
02-01-1999Taking Slavery SeriouslyStephen LazarusForeign Policy
10-12-1998Impeachment is Office PoliticsStephen LazarusPolitics/Government
08-03-1998Religious Liberty and the Zealot StateStephen LazarusReligious Liberty
03-16-2007The Faith-Based Initiative After 2008Stephen LazarusThe Faith-Based Initiative
05-29-2006A Tale of Two TextbooksStephen LazarusReligion/Secularization
04-19-2004Equal Treatment Lessons from AbroadStephen MonsmaCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-11-2012Religion in Public Life--and in Election CampaignsStephen Monsma separation of church and state
12-01-2003A European View of President BushStephen MonsmaForeign Policy
03-24-2003After the WarStephen MonsmaForeign Policy
09-23-2002Whose Social Services Are They?Stephen MonsmaCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-09-2008School Prayer—AgainStephen MonsmaReligious Liberty
01-05-1998Capital Punishment: For the Exceptional CaseStephen MonsmaCapital Punishment/Death Penalty
10-26-2012How Big Is Too Big?Stephen Monsma 2012 Presidential Election
06-16-2014Twisted National Conversation: The Boko Haram SagaStephen S. EnadaNigeria
08-22-2005Will John Roberts Judge Faithfully?Stephen V. MonsmaReligion/Secularization
07-20-2015Neither a Christian Nor a Secular NationStephen V. Monsmaprincipled pluralism
01-26-2015Freedom, Tolerance, and RespectStephen V. Monsmadiversity
01-24-2005The Second Bush InaugurationStephen V. MonsmaElection 2004
06-15-2012Two Half Answers to PovertyStephen V. Monsmapoverty
11-24-2014Living and DyingStephen V. Monsmahuman dignity
04-13-2012Three Public SquaresStephen V. MonsmaPluralism
09-29-2014Does Religious Diversity Count?Stephen V. Monsmastudent organizations
02-24-2012In Praise of DiversityStephen V. Monsmareligious freedom
04-12-2013Is Religious Freedom Under Threat?Stephen V. Monsmaeligious freedom
07-07-2014Capital Punishment RevisitedStephen V. Monsma capital punishment
05-02-2014The Supreme Court and Race in AmericaStephen V. MonsmaSCOTUS
09-30-2011When Religious Freedom and Gay Rights ClashStephen V. Monsmareligious freedom
12-07-2007The Religious Right Is Breaking UpStephen V. MonsmaChristian Political Thought
02-14-2014The Devil’s in the Details (Literally)Stephen V. MonsmaOklahoma ACLU
04-27-2007The Supreme Court and Partial-Birth AbortionStephen V. MonsmaAbortion
11-10-2006What Now?Stephen V. MonsmaElection 2006
09-21-2012Hope in the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictStephen V. MonsmaForeign Policy
05-15-2006Fences and WallsStephen V. MonsmaChurch and State
11-22-2013Finding Common Ground in the Culture WarStephen V. Monsmaprincipled pluralism
12-12-2005Iraq, Intelligence, and PolicySteven E. MeyerIraq
10-03-2005Light at the End of the TunnelSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
10-25-2013The Iranian Nuclear ConundrumSteven E. MeyerP5+1
07-13-2015Intervention and Securing Justice AbroadSteven E. Meyerinternational relations
03-02-2015Israel’s FutureSteven E. Meyerpeacemaking
09-20-2013Are We Exceptional?Steven E. Meyerexceptionalism
11-02-2015Renationalizing Justice: The European Union’s Identity CrisisSteven E. MeyerEuropean Union
12-22-2014Torture, Ethics, and the LawSteven E. Meyer9/11
08-23-2013Seeking Justice in the International Arena: A Christian Vocation?Steven E. Meyerglobalization
03-07-2016Christians, the Election, and Foreign PolicySteven E. Meyerinternational relations
02-18-2011A Second Nuclear AgeSteven E. Meyernuclear non-proliferation
11-17-2014The Fall of the WallSteven E. MeyerSoviet Union
08-02-2013New Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Playing at the Edges?Steven E. Meyertwo-state solution
04-20-2012“Justice” in America: Two ShootingsSteven E. MeyerCriminal Justice
07-05-2013Explosions in EgyptSteven E. MeyerPresident Morsi
06-28-2013Explosions in TurkeySteven E. MeyerTurkish protests
03-16-2012Israel, Iran and the U.S.Steven E. MeyerIran
09-15-2014The Past and Future of WarSteven E. Meyerglobalization
08-04-2014Intelligence: A Noble Profession?Steven E. Meyer intelligence
01-20-2012Foreign Policy on the EdgeSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
07-23-2010U.S. Nuclear Strategy: Old Wine, New Bottles?Steven E. MeyerNuclear Security
06-30-2014The Collapse of IraqSteven E. MeyerSykes-Picot Agreement
06-02-2014A Telling ElectionSteven E. MeyerSchengen Agreement
05-23-2014The Lessons and Challenges of SyriaSteven E. MeyerSyria
02-15-2013The Impact of the Sequester on our National DefenseSteven E. Meyersequester
11-20-2009Dealing With Iran's Nuclear ProgramSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
09-11-2009The Fallacy of Nation BuildingSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
06-19-2009The Kabuki DanceSteven E. MeyerPolitics/Government
04-25-2014The Continuing SagaSteven E. MeyerRussia
10-07-2011Afghanistan: The End of the Line?Steven E. MeyerIraq
01-04-2013Can We Do Anything About the Sandy Hook Horrors?Steven E. MeyerCT
11-21-2008Managing or Exceeding ExpectationsSteven E. MeyerElection 2008
12-07-2012The Environmental “Cliff”Steven E. Meyerclimate change
03-21-2014Ukraine: The Plot ThickensSteven E. MeyerUkraine
11-23-2012Why Stagnation?Steven E. Meyerpolitical reform
03-14-2008Israel and Palestine: Why Is This Issue So Difficult?Steven E. MeyerMiddle East
02-28-2014Ukraine: In the Balance AgainSteven E. MeyerEuropean Union
10-26-2012The 2012 Presidential Election & National Security PolicySteven E. Meyernational security