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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
03-18-1996AWOLJames SkillenPolitics/Government
12-26-2005Intelligent Courts, Schools, and ScienceJames SkillenEducation
02-19-1996So What If Hillary Is Guilty?James Skillenproportional representation
11-28-2005Arguing About a War In QuestionJames SkillenForeign Policy
01-22-1996Welfare DeformJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
10-31-2005A Good Tax-Reform ProposalJames Skillentax reform
01-08-1996Senator Coats, Meet Glenn LouryJames SkillenPolitics/Government
10-17-2005Religious Staffing-2, Opponents-0James SkillenReligious Liberty
09-05-2005Labor ValueJames SkillenLabor/Employment
07-25-2005A Supreme Challenge for John RobertsJames SkillenEqual treatment for religious organizations
07-11-2005Africa and the G-8 SummitJames SkillenAfrica
05-02-2005Filibuster WarJames SkillenPolitics/Government
09-07-2015Labor Day & Our CallingJames SkillenLabor Day
02-07-2005The State of the UnionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
12-27-2004"Ownership Society" MisconceivedJames SkillenSocial Security
11-01-2004Partisan Religion?James SkillenElection 2004
10-18-2004Religiously Political ConservatismJames SkillenChristian Worldview
07-26-2004Test the Candidates on Social SecurityJames SkillenSocial Security
06-14-2004Why Afghanistan Should Concern UsJames SkillenForeign Policy
05-03-2004Why Save Arafat?James SkillenMiddle East
04-05-2004AWOL Again on the Faith-Based InitiativeJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-23-2004Shrinking Religious LibertyJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
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
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
07-14-2003From Legal Judgment to Political ApprobationJames SkillenPolitics/Government
05-19-2003Democracy Through Creative Destruction?James SkillenForeign Policy
04-21-2003Pass CARE, Just Don't Stop There!James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-10-2003What Price this Union?James SkillenEconomy
01-13-2003Gambling for Tax RevenuesJames SkillenGambling
12-30-2002The Republicans' Rare OpportunityJames SkillenPolitics/Government
12-02-2002Go for the Substance, Not the SizzleJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
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
09-09-2002Earth to Summit: It's Government, Stupid!James SkillenUnited Nations
08-12-2002Why We Should Care about CAREJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
07-15-2002U.S. Shortsightedness on the ICCJames SkillenInternational Criminal Court
06-03-2002O'Neill on Safari with BonoJames SkillenForeign Policy
05-31-2013When Citizens DisagreeJames SkillenRelativism
05-06-2002Veto the Farm Bill!James SkillenAgriculture
03-11-2002U.S. Defense: A Question of PerspectiveJames SkillenTerrorism
01-28-2002The State of the UnionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
12-31-2001Tanks at the Manger?James SkillenPluralism
11-05-2001Beyond the Military CampaignJames SkillenTerrorism
09-24-2001The Ignominious Pretension of Falwell/RobertsonJames SkillenTerrorism
08-27-2001Retarget the Farm SubsidiesJames Skillenfarm subsidies
06-18-2001The Poverty of Public Moral DiscourseJames Skillenpolitical discourse
04-23-2001Chinese Wake-Up CallJames SkillenForeign Policy
03-26-2001Financing ElectionsJames Skillencampaign finance reform
01-29-2001Who Are The Conservatives Now?James SkillenEducation
01-15-2001Tax Cuts and Savings RatesJames Skillentax reform
11-20-2000Give Thanks!James SkillenElection 2000
11-06-2000Directions versus IssuesJames SkillenElection 2000
10-23-2000Forget the DebatesJames SkillenElection 2000
09-11-2000Is America God's Mediator to the Globe?James SkillenElection 2000
08-28-2000More Religion, PleaseJames SkillenElection 2000
08-14-2000The Race to Consolidate the Moral MajorityJames SkillenElection 2000
06-19-2000Rudderless PoliticsJames Skillenpresidential campaigns
06-05-2000Social Security and the PoorJames SkillenSocial Security
05-22-2000Fueling Retirement SecurityJames SkillenSocial Security
01-01-2010Continuity and Discontinuity in the New YearJames SkillenNew Year's Challenges
03-27-2000Catholic House Chaplain: What's the Problem?James Skillenreligious freedom
01-17-2000Parents RightsJames SkillenMarriage/Family
10-23-2009The Impractical Pragmatism of Healthcare ReformJames SkillenHealth Care
01-03-2000Y2K PoliticsJames SkillenPolitics/Government
11-22-1999Progress (of all kinds) Through Economic Growth?James SkillenWorld Trade Organization
10-11-1999Congressional ContradictionsJames SkillenPolitics/Government
07-03-2009Celebrating IndependenceJames SkillenFourth of July
09-13-1999No Quotas for ReligionJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
08-16-1999Abortion Up, Crime Down?James SkillenAbortion
08-02-1999What's an FBO?James SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
06-21-1999Off and Running for President: Good News and BadJames SkillenElection 2000
03-13-2009“New Politics” Still Just a PromiseJames SkillenPolitics/Government
05-10-1999At the Center, Not the MarginsJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-12-1999Just or Unjust War?James SkillenForeign Policy
01-16-2009Inauguration by FireJames SkillenElection 2008
03-15-1999Majority No Longer Moral?James Skillenproportional representation
12-19-2008EntitlementJames SkillenEntitlement
11-07-2008The Obama VictoryJames SkillenElection 2008
01-18-1999Campaign MessagesJames SkillenElection 2000
01-04-1999Stand Up for SomethingJames SkillenMorality
09-26-2008The Root of the ProblemJames SkillenEconomy
11-23-1998PollutionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
10-26-1998Against the DeclineJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
08-01-2008The Fannie-Freddie Bail OutJames SkillenEconomy
07-19-2008World Language, Mutual Understanding?James SkillenDiplomacy
09-28-1998The Abdication of AuthorityJames SkillenPolitics/Government
06-06-2008Rule of Law Succumbs to Torture for SafetyJames SkillenTerrorism
08-17-1998Out of FocusJames SkillenPolitics/Government
04-11-2008Is the Economic Crisis a Moral Issue?James SkillenEconomy
06-22-1998Yes, Wisconsin!James SkillenEducation
06-09-1998School Prayer Isn't the SolutionJames SkillenReligious Liberty
04-27-1998Food, Farming, and Foreign PolicyJames SkillenForeign Policy
04-13-1998America's Debt to AfricaJames SkillenForeign Policy
03-30-1998A Boy Scout Will be Brave, Reverent...and Tolerant?James Skillenpluralism
01-04-2008Food, Fuel, and FarmingJames SkillenAgriculture