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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
07-22-2011Afghanistan: The End of the Line?Steven E. MeyerIraq
01-31-2014A Way Out of the Syrian DebacleSteven E. MeyerGeneva II Conference on Syria
01-17-2014The Decline of US Power Steven E. MeyerAfghanistan
02-02-2007A Long, Tough RoadSteven E. MeyerIraq War
11-24-2006After the Neo-ConsSteven E. Meyerforeign policy
02-20-2006Christians and Climate ChangeSteven E. MeyerEnvironment
04-08-2011Just War Doctrine and Libya (continued)Steven E. Meyer, Keith Pavlischek, Brenda Kay ZylstraLibya
12-10-2010Beyond Kennedy Catholicism?Steven Garberreligion
05-30-2005China RisingSteven MeyerChina
08-09-2004Two Crises, Two FailuresSteven MeyerForeign Policy
03-08-2004Our Last Pre-emptive War?Steven MeyerForeign Policy
06-30-2003Lessons From IraqSteven MeyerForeign Policy
02-24-2003The Rush to WarSteven MeyerForeign Policy
11-18-2002Grasping for the Past in Europe?Steven MeyerForeign Policy
08-26-2002Imperialist Blinders?Steven MeyerForeign Policy
03-25-2002Breaking the Cycle of Middle East ViolenceSteven MeyerMiddle East
04-26-2013Playing Kim’s Game?Steven Meyernuclear attack
02-27-2009A Matter of Environmental ResponsibilitySteven MeyerEnergy/Environment
08-29-2008Georgia: The Larger IssuesSteven MeyerForeign Policy
08-17-2007Why Global Climate Change is DifferentSteven MeyerEnvironment
04-17-2006Last Gasp?Steven MeyerIraq War
04-29-2011The Call of the Hour: A True Christian Approach to PoliticsTed Williamspolitics
04-20-2015A Different Kind of CampaignTed Williams IIIpolitical campaigns
07-27-2012The Decline of the American Family: An Economic CatastropheTed Williams IIIpoverty
08-03-2015Money and Campaigns: Current Realities, Future PossibilitiesTed Williams IIIcampaign finance reform
06-22-2012Why Should Christians Care About Public Education?Ted Williams IIIeducation reform
03-09-2012Koran-burning & Sacrilege: Religion Matters in DiplomacyTed Williams IIIreligion & civil society
03-01-2013The Complexity and Urgency of the Problem of Gun ViolenceTed Williams IIIChicago
10-28-2011Tax Reform and CompromiseTed Williams IIItax reform
10-26-2012Education Policy & the 2012 Presidential ElectionTed Williams III2012 Presidential Election
06-10-2011End Educational SegregationTed Williams IIIschool choice
10-25-2013Education Reform in Chicago Public SchoolsTheodore Williams IIIChicago Public Schools
08-04-2014What are the Responsibilities of Teachers Unions?Theodore Williams III and Mackenzie Harmonunions
06-24-2011What Would Jesus Cut?Tim Kingpoverty
07-27-2012God, Caesar and the Presidential ElectionsTim SherrattN.T. Wright
06-27-2005The State of the Labor UnionsTim SherrattLabor/Employment
01-29-2010State of the UnionTim SherrattPolitics/Government
11-06-2009What's Happened to Real Politics?Tim SherrattChristian Political Thought
05-08-2009Notre Dame, Glendon, and ObamaTim SherrattCivil Society
02-15-2008Presidential Primary ParadoxesTim SherrattElection 2008
11-23-2007Are Presidential Candidates Fit for Office?Tim SherrattElection 2008
06-12-2006Health Care for a Healthy PolityTim SherrattHealth Care
05-03-2013At the Corner of Need and Calling Timothy Sherratt vocation
04-05-2013An Easter Tale of Two Global Churches, Fractured yet HopefulTimothy Sherratt Pope Francis I
03-08-2013A New Season in Ideologically Driven Politics?Timothy Sherratt sequester
02-08-2013Religious Liberty, Majority Rule and the Contraception MandateTimothy Sherratt Affordable Care Act
01-11-2013African-American Turnout and the Fate of the Voting Rights ActTimothy Sherratt Voting Rights Act
04-29-2011Political Symbolism and Elevated Political DiscourseTimothy Sherrattbudget
10-18-2013No Ultimate Political SolutionsTimothy Sherrattchecks and balances
02-16-2015The Modern Presidency: Populism Vs. Public JusticeTimothy SherrattWoodrow Wilson
07-13-2012Roberts RulesTimothy Sherratttax
08-31-2015Saving Politics from IdeologyTimothy Sherrattpolitical engagement
06-29-2012In Support of Thicker Walls, Wider Doorways on ImmigrationTimothy SherrattArizona v. U.S.
09-20-2013It’s Your Turn to be Vladimir PutinTimothy SherrattAffordable Care Act
01-05-2015An Important Year for Religious LibertyTimothy Sherrattprincipled pluralism
12-21-2015The Not-So-New Presidential CampaignTimothy Sherrattpresidential campaigns
06-01-2012Power and Justice To Change the World?Timothy SherrattChristians in Political Science
08-23-2013American Political Values and the Egyptian DilemmaTimothy SherrattCoptic Christians
12-01-2014Governing After the Midterms: Intransigence or Productivity?Timothy SherrattRepublican party
05-09-2016Votes Versus Rules and the Democracy That Could Be Timothy Sherrattpolitical parties
05-04-2012Civil Society After The FallTimothy Sherratt2012 Presidential Election
07-26-2013Small Steps Towards Principled PluralismTimothy SherrattUS Senate rules
08-25-2003Help California Vote!Timothy Sherrattproportional representation
11-03-2014“Boring” Election, High StakesTimothy Sherrattmiddle class
04-06-2012Unelected DemocracyTimothy SherrattAffordable Care Act
06-28-2013Special Elections and the Paradox of Voter FatigueTimothy Sherrattcitizen sovereignty
11-14-2016After the Elections: A Vision for Re-Constructive PoliticsTimothy Sherrattpolitical discipleship
10-06-2014Pulpit Freedom, Good News, and Public JusticeTimothy SherrattHugh Heclo
03-09-2012Primary Virtues, Campaign VicesTimothy Sherratt2012 Presidential Election
05-31-2013The Limits of Self-GovernmentTimothy SherrattOK; just society
09-08-2014Christ and CrisisTimothy Sherrattinternational relations
11-12-2010Elections, Gridlock, and Republican VirtuesTimothy SherrattGovernment
02-10-2012Founding Virtues, Social Disintegration and the 2012 ElectionsTimothy Sherrattsocial disintegration
08-04-2014Polarization, Representation and DiversityTimothy Sherrattpolarization
01-13-2012May New Delegate Rules Shape the Soul of the G.O.P.?Timothy SherrattRepublican primary
12-09-2011Political Power and Divine Weakness: An Advent Reflection Timothy Sherrattfaith and politics
06-09-2014Public Justice and the Security GapTimothy SherrattVictor Boutros
11-11-2011Reforming Federal Election LawsTimothy Sherrattvoter registration laws
07-17-2009Party Leadership and the Fate of HealthcareTimothy SherrattLeadership
05-02-2014Speaking Openly and Candidly on the Subject of RaceTimothy SherrattSonia Sotomayor
10-14-2011Protest and Fulfillment of the Democratic BargainTimothy Sherratteconomic crisis
01-30-2009Blank Check for Big Government?Timothy SherrattElection 2008
04-04-2014Simply Because It’s the Right Thing to DoTimothy SherrattRussell Moore
12-14-2012Cliff Notes from the EdgeTimothy Sherrattfaith and politics
09-16-2011Politics to the Rescue?Timothy Sherratteconomic policy
08-15-2008The Rights Paradox on Guns and MoreTimothy SherrattGun Control
03-07-2014When Religious Liberty and Other Civil Rights CollideTimothy SherrattArizona SB 1062.
11-16-2012Christian Politics as Critical Loyalty?Timothy Sherrattfaith & politics
08-19-2011A Crisis of Civility and RepresentationTimothy Sherrattconstitution
08-05-2011No New Taxes, War, and the Debt Ceiling CrisisTimothy SherrattTea Party
02-07-2014Six More Weeks of Ideological Winter?Timothy Sherratt2014 elections
07-06-2007An Uncertain Victory for the Faith-Based InitiativeTimothy SherrattThe Faith-Based Initiative
10-19-2012Religion, Abortion and the Role of GovernmentTimothy Sherrattrole of government
02-16-2007Vote for Change, Get a Troop SurgeTimothy SherrattPolitics/Government
01-10-2014Now is Not the Time for a Major Initiative on InequalityTimothy Sherrattmidterm elections
09-21-2012Wrapping Opportunity in the FlagTimothy Sherrattrole of government
06-24-2011Civility in American PoliticsTimothy Sherrattpolitical polarization
12-13-2013Thinking Like a Third PartyTimothy Sherrattpolarized politics
08-04-2006Many a Slip from Party Philosophy to Governing PolicyTimothy SherrattPolitics/Government
08-24-2012Good News for Voters? The Paul Ryan EffectTimothy SherrattPaul Ryan