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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
03-30-2012To Do Justice and Love Mercy: Why the Common Good Depends on Sphere Sovereignty and Virtue Clay Cookesphere sovereignty
07-11-2016Top Ten Summer Reads 2016Byron Borger book reviews
05-11-2007TortureJames SkillenHuman Rights
12-22-2014Torture, Ethics, and the LawSteven E. Meyer9/11
05-28-2010Tough choices about health care costs will not go awayMichelle KirtleyHealth Care
05-17-2013Tough Political Choices in Syria: Recognizing the Stakes of InactionPaul S. RoweArab Spring
07-10-2006Trade, Energy, and the Rebalancing of Global PowerJames SkillenGlobal Community
04-04-2014Training Egyptian Surgeons for Service in Rural SettingsJayson CasperPan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons
11-24-2014Transformative Justice in FergusonMikael Pelzracial discrimination
05-16-2014Transforming the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictTodd Deatherageconflict resolution
10-14-2011Tranströmer's PoliticsJohn WilsonTranströmer
10-28-2011Turkey, the Arab Spring, and Islamic DemocracyMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyreligious pluralism
07-12-2013Tweetable RhetoricAaron Belzspeech making
06-16-2014Twisted National Conversation: The Boko Haram SagaStephen S. EnadaNigeria
05-22-2009Two Cheers for DemocracyPaul BrinkDemocracy
02-24-2012Two Cheers for the Welfare StateDavid T. Koyziswelfare state
08-09-2004Two Crises, Two FailuresSteven MeyerForeign Policy
06-15-2012Two Half Answers to PovertyStephen V. Monsmapoverty
01-28-2011Two Reasons for CivilityMichael J. Gersoncivility
03-11-2002U.S. Defense: A Question of PerspectiveJames SkillenTerrorism
07-23-2010U.S. Nuclear Strategy: Old Wine, New Bottles?Steven E. MeyerNuclear Security
07-08-2011U.S. Policy in SyriaPaul S. Rowemiddle east policy
07-15-2002U.S. Shortsightedness on the ICCJames SkillenInternational Criminal Court
02-28-2014Ukraine: In the Balance AgainSteven E. MeyerEuropean Union
03-21-2014Ukraine: The Plot ThickensSteven E. MeyerUkraine
11-04-2011Uncommon Contributor to the Common Good: The Legacy of Mark Hatfield, 1922-2011Stanley Carlson-ThiesSenator Mark Hatfield
01-07-2011Understanding ObamaHarold Heietaxes
01-11-2013Understanding Upcoming Supreme Court DecisionsJulia K. Stronkssupreme court
01-18-2013Understanding Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions, Part IIJulia K. Stronkssupreme court
04-06-2012Unelected DemocracyTimothy SherrattAffordable Care Act
07-20-2012Unprecedented Hope in the Fight Against HIV/AIDSMichael J. GersonHIV/AIDS
01-12-2015Unquotable QuotesAaron Belzpolitical rhetoric
12-03-2010Upholding LifeJames W. Skillenhuman dignity
10-07-2011Upstream (Part Two)Gideon Straussslow politics
09-23-2011Upstream, Part OneGideon Straussslow politics
10-21-2011USA, Inc.Michael J. Gersonintergenerational justice
01-31-2000Vermont, Public Justice, and MarriageAUTHORMarriage/Family
05-06-2002Veto the Farm Bill!James SkillenAgriculture
09-25-2009Vick and a Second ChanceDean TrulearCriminal Justice
05-17-2013Viktor Orbán and Hungary’s ConstitutionDavid KoyzisViktor Orban
02-03-2012Violations of Religious FreedomMichael J. Gersoncontraception mandate
05-13-2011Vocational Stewardship Beyond Piety to Public GoodAmy L. Shermanvocational stewardship
02-16-2007Vote for Change, Get a Troop SurgeTimothy SherrattPolitics/Government
05-09-2016Votes Versus Rules and the Democracy That Could Be Timothy Sherrattpolitical parties
08-09-2013Waiting for Superman—and Self-Sacrifice—in Public EducationJosh Larsen 2012 Chicago Teacher’s Strike
09-21-2012Waiting for Superman—and Self-Sacrifice—in Public EducationJosh Larseneducation reform
07-31-2000War Over DrugsMichelle Volldrug pricing
04-12-2013War Protest Music: What Is It Good For?Aaron BelzWar or Terror
09-22-2003We Won't Tolerate a Faith-Based Bait and Switch!James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
05-07-2001We're All "Faith-Based" NowStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
08-11-2014Welcome to Jury DutyHilary Sherratt Yanceylaw
01-22-1996Welfare DeformJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
12-31-2010Welfare ResponsibilitiesStanley Carlson-Thiespoverty
08-04-2014What are the Responsibilities of Teachers Unions?Theodore Williams III and Mackenzie Harmonunions
11-05-2010What are your hopes for the next Congress, given the outcome of this week's elections?Carl Zylstra, Michael O'Brien, Brett Swearingen, Melissa Silversmidterm election 2010
07-18-2016What Brexit Teaches UsAlice-Catherine CarlsBrexit
02-11-2011What considerations should shape a Christian approach to international relations?Robert Joustrainternational relations
02-03-1997What Do We Know About Schooling Language-Minority Children?AUTHOREducation
12-01-2014What Does it Mean to Enforce the Rule of Law for Undocumented Immigrants?Stephanie Summerslegal status
07-21-1997What Does Serious Christian Advocacy Require?James SkillenForeign Policy
02-05-1996What Ever Happened to Public Trust?Luis LugoPolitics/Government
01-24-2014What is a Monument to Justice? James W. Skillen Jr.
03-25-2011What It Takes to Love OrphansJedd MedefindOrphans
03-23-2012What Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Can Teach About School ChoiceNapp Nazwortheducation funding
11-10-2006What Now?Stephen V. MonsmaElection 2006
02-10-2003What Price this Union?James SkillenEconomy
01-11-2013What to Watch for in the Next Phase of Health Care ReformClarke Cochranhealth insurance exchanges
01-07-2011What was the most important political event of 2010?Kyle Bennett, Josh Good, Mark Labberton, Marc LiVecche, Glenda Mathes, David Naugle, Catherine Wilsonpolitics
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
09-16-2011What We Now Know (Again) Ten Years after September 11John D. Carlsonreligion and public life
06-24-2011What Would Jesus Cut?Tim Kingpoverty
08-02-1999What's an FBO?James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
11-06-2009What's Happened to Real Politics?Tim SherrattChristian Political Thought
07-08-2011What's Lacking in the Climate Debate Isn't Presidential LeadershipRusty Pritchardclimate change
05-26-1997What's Right about Afrocentrism?James SkillenEducation
07-29-2002What's Unconstitutional About School Choice?Stephen LazarusEducation
09-14-1998What's Wrong with Terrorism, Anyway?Keith PavlischekForeign Policy
12-02-2011Whatever Happened to the Stem Cell Debate?Michelle Crotwell Kirtleyscience policy
08-14-2009What’s Better about Being More Equal?Bruce C. WearneIncome and Equality
05-31-2013When Citizens DisagreeJames SkillenRelativism
09-06-2013When Power Goes to Your HeadRobert J. JoustraAndy Crouch
09-30-2011When Religious Freedom and Gay Rights ClashStephen V. Monsmareligious freedom
03-07-2014When Religious Liberty and Other Civil Rights CollideTimothy SherrattArizona SB 1062.
10-20-2014When Water Poverty Hits HomeGeorge McGrawwater poverty
08-03-2007Which Candidate Will Go First?Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
08-19-2011Which Religious Employers' Rights Will Be Respected?Stanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
07-30-2001Which Way, Senator Lieberman?Keith PavlischekCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
11-09-2012Whitman: “I am with you, and know how it is.”Aaron Belz2012 Presidential Election
01-29-2001Who Are The Conservatives Now?James SkillenEducation
03-04-1996Who Is Pat Buchanan?Luis LugoPolitics/Government
05-31-2013Who Should Decide How to Allocate Science Funding? Jason E. Summersscience funding
05-24-2013Who Should Decide How to Allocate Science Funding? Jason E. Summerssequester
06-07-2013Who Should Decide How to Allocate Science Funding? (3)Jason E. Summerssphere sovereignty
01-28-2011Whole Life Instead of Pro-Life?Marc Andreaspregnancy
09-23-2002Whose Social Services Are They?Stephen MonsmaCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
10-13-2014Why a US Counter-Terrorism Strategy to Defeat ISIL Must Include WomenChristy VinesIraq
06-14-2004Why Afghanistan Should Concern UsJames SkillenForeign Policy
09-29-2014Why are We Prosecuting Sex Trafficking Victims?Nate Friersoncriminal justice system
05-09-2014Why Art is Inherently PoliticalAaron BelzDemocracy
03-21-2016Why Christians Should Care About Religious Freedom for MuslimsChelsea Langstonreligious freedom