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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
10-31-2005A Good Tax-Reform ProposalJames Skillentax reform
10-17-2005Religious Staffing-2, Opponents-0James SkillenReligious Liberty
10-03-2005Light at the End of the TunnelSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
09-19-2005First Amendment AmnesiaStephen LazarusReligious Liberty
09-05-2005Labor ValueJames SkillenLabor/Employment
08-22-2005Will John Roberts Judge Faithfully?Stephen V. MonsmaReligion/Secularization
08-08-2005The Stem Cell DebateAUTHORBioethics
07-25-2005A Supreme Challenge for John RobertsJames SkillenEqual treatment for religious organizations
07-11-2005Africa and the G-8 SummitJames SkillenAfrica
06-27-2005The State of the Labor UnionsTim SherrattLabor/Employment
06-13-2005Listening to the Sudanese Church in ExileStephen LazarusAfrica
05-30-2005China RisingSteven MeyerChina
05-16-2005God Must Have a Very Large Funny Bone!Mary Stewart Van LeeuwenAfrica
05-02-2005Filibuster WarJames SkillenPolitics/Government
04-18-2005The Charity Sector Isn't Full of Enrons!AUTHORNon-Profit Organizations
04-04-2005Fear and Faith FactorsAUTHORPluralism
03-21-2005The Democracy DilemmaAUTHORForeign Policy
03-07-2005The Faith-based Initiative—Round TwoAUTHORCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-21-2005Iraqi Elections: Way Ahead of Us?William Harperproportional representation
02-07-2005The State of the UnionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
01-24-2005The Second Bush InaugurationStephen V. MonsmaElection 2004
01-10-2005Girl or Boy: You ChooseKeith PavlischekGender
12-27-2004"Ownership Society" MisconceivedJames SkillenSocial Security
12-13-2004Matters of Faith . . . and PrisonJosh GoodThe Faith-Based Initiative
11-29-2004Body, Soul, and Stem CellsMary Stewart Van LeeuwenBioethics
11-15-2004Moral Issues, Divided Society, and the ElectionsWilliam HarperElection 2004
11-01-2004Partisan Religion?James SkillenElection 2004
10-18-2004Religiously Political ConservatismJames SkillenChristian Worldview
10-04-2004The Everlasting Faith-Based InitiativeStephen Lazarusfaith-based organizations
09-20-2004Terrorism is Not the EnemyAUTHORTerrorism
09-06-2004Bush's Deeds, Kerry's WordsAUTHORElection 2004
08-23-2004Doing Justice to Environmental ComplexityWilliam HarperEnvironment
08-09-2004Two Crises, Two FailuresSteven MeyerForeign Policy
07-26-2004Test the Candidates on Social SecurityJames SkillenSocial Security
07-12-2004Educational Equity in OntarioDavid KoyzisEducation
06-28-2004Reagan—Bush 2004?William HarperElection 2004
06-14-2004Why Afghanistan Should Concern UsJames SkillenForeign Policy
05-31-2004Kerry and the ChurchKeith PavlischekElection 2004
05-17-2004Foreign Aid That Really WorksStephen LazarusForeign Policy
05-03-2004Why Save Arafat?James SkillenMiddle East
04-19-2004Equal Treatment Lessons from AbroadStephen MonsmaCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-05-2004AWOL Again on the Faith-Based InitiativeJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
03-22-2004Rebalancing NATODavid KoyzisNATO
03-08-2004Our Last Pre-emptive War?Steven MeyerForeign Policy
02-23-2004Shrinking Religious LibertyJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-09-2004Postponing the Kerry CoronationWilliam HarperElection 2004
01-26-2004Hardwired to ConnectStephen LazarusCivil Society
01-12-2004Iowa and New Hampshire and...James Skillenpresidential campaigns
12-29-2003Religion and Politics Beyond the Party LinesJames SkillenReligion/Secularization
12-15-2003An American Covenant With God?James SkillenChristian Political Thought
12-01-2003A European View of President BushStephen MonsmaForeign Policy
11-17-2003Regress, not Progress, in GeorgiaStephen LazarusReligious Liberty
11-03-2003The Myth of Essential PrivatenessWilliam HarperCivil Society
10-20-2003Marriage and Homosexual RightsJames SkillenMarriage/Family
10-06-2003Laissez-Faire is Not EnoughJames SkillenPolitics/Government
09-22-2003We Won't Tolerate a Faith-Based Bait and Switch!James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-08-2003Give Washington, D.C. Families a Choice and a ChanceStephen LazarusEducation
08-25-2003Help California Vote!Timothy Sherrattproportional representation
08-11-2003Ending the Division of CyprusDavid KoyzisCyprus
07-28-2003Zimbabwe's Mess and the U.S. ResponseTracy KuperusForeign Policy
07-14-2003From Legal Judgment to Political ApprobationJames SkillenPolitics/Government
06-30-2003Lessons From IraqSteven MeyerForeign Policy
06-16-2003Faith-Based FootballStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
06-02-2003Korea: South and NorthAUTHORKorea
05-19-2003Democracy Through Creative Destruction?James SkillenForeign Policy
05-05-2003An Iraqi Democracy Should Be A Pluralist DemocracyWilliam Harperproportional representation
04-21-2003Pass CARE, Just Don't Stop There!James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-07-2003Road Map to Middle East PeaceDonald KruseMiddle East
03-24-2003After the WarStephen MonsmaForeign Policy
03-10-2003Now, Only Preemption is ContainmentKeith PavlischekForeign Policy
02-24-2003The Rush to WarSteven MeyerForeign Policy
02-10-2003What Price this Union?James SkillenEconomy
01-27-2003The Real Face of the Faith-Based InitiativeStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
01-13-2003Gambling for Tax RevenuesJames SkillenGambling
12-30-2002The Republicans' Rare OpportunityJames SkillenPolitics/Government
12-16-2002O Broken Town of BethlehemMitri RahebMiddle East
12-02-2002Go for the Substance, Not the SizzleJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
11-18-2002Grasping for the Past in Europe?Steven MeyerForeign Policy
11-04-2002The Growing Instability of International PoliticsJames SkillenGlobal Community
10-21-2002Mugging Civil RightsJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
10-07-2002Breaking a Party MoldJames SkillenPolitics/Government
09-23-2002Whose Social Services Are They?Stephen MonsmaCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
09-09-2002Earth to Summit: It's Government, Stupid!James SkillenUnited Nations
08-26-2002Imperialist Blinders?Steven MeyerForeign Policy
08-12-2002Why We Should Care about CAREJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
07-29-2002What's Unconstitutional About School Choice?Stephen LazarusEducation
07-15-2002U.S. Shortsightedness on the ICCJames SkillenInternational Criminal Court
07-01-2002A Supreme Victory for Religious FreedomStephen LazarusEducation
06-17-2002A Ban in Favor of LifeAlaine GherardiBioethics
06-03-2002O'Neill on Safari with BonoJames SkillenForeign Policy
05-20-2002Re-Igniting the Faith-Based InitiativeStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-06-2002Veto the Farm Bill!James SkillenAgriculture
04-22-2002Seeing Two Sides in the Land of PromiseDonald KruseMiddle East
04-08-2002They're not Martyrs, They're MurderersKeith PavlischekMiddle East
03-25-2002Breaking the Cycle of Middle East ViolenceSteven MeyerMiddle East
03-11-2002U.S. Defense: A Question of PerspectiveJames SkillenTerrorism
02-25-2002A Betrayal of FaithAlaine Gherardichild sexual abuse
02-11-2002Title IX and Quotas: A Modest First StepKeith PavlischekEducation
01-28-2002The State of the UnionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
01-14-2002Charitable Choice in the Courts: Round OneStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform