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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
07-05-2013Same-Sex Marriage and the Continuing Conversation (2)Julia K. StronksDOMA
07-05-2013Declaring Independence?Stephanie SummersBradley Manning
07-05-2013Agricultural Subsidies and Public JusticeEric Hilkercrop insurance
07-05-2013Federalism and PluralismMichael J. GersonRoe v. Wade
07-05-2013Explosions in EgyptSteven E. MeyerPresident Morsi
06-28-2013Special Elections and the Paradox of Voter FatigueTimothy Sherrattcitizen sovereignty
06-28-2013Explosions in TurkeySteven E. MeyerTurkish protests
06-28-2013Affirmative Action, Voting Rights, and Balancing Power (1)Julia K. Stronksaffirmative action
06-28-2013New “Faith in Giving” CoalitionStanley Carlson-Thies“Faith in Giving” coalition
06-21-2013The Farm Bill and Agricultural PolicyRonald J. Vosagricultural policy
06-21-2013Sexual Assault, the Military, and Public JusticeJulia K. Stronks Kristen Gillibrand
06-21-2013Legislative Compromise: Virtue or Failure?Michael J. Gersonimmigration bill
06-21-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerThe Just Church
06-14-2013Sustaining Medicare: Controversies and AlternativesClarke E. CochranAffordable Care Act
06-14-2013Wise US Foreign Policy Begins at Home Charles StrohmerDoctrine of Restoration
06-14-2013Taking the Long ViewBrant HimesAbraham Kuyper
06-14-2013The Elephant WhisperersRobert Joustrapolitical decision making
06-07-2013Economic Growth: Always Good?George N. Monsma, Jr.poverty reduction
06-07-2013The American EagleAaron Belzthe American eagle
06-07-2013Who Should Decide How to Allocate Science Funding? (3)Jason E. Summerssphere sovereignty
06-07-2013The Case for US Intervention in SyriaMichael GersonUS intervention
05-31-2013The Limits of Self-GovernmentTimothy SherrattOK; just society
05-31-2013When Citizens DisagreeJames SkillenRelativism
05-31-2013Who Should Decide How to Allocate Science Funding? Jason E. Summersscience funding
05-31-2013Making the Right Argument in the Gosnell Murder CaseElisa ShearerAbortion
05-24-2013Who Should Decide How to Allocate Science Funding? Jason E. Summerssequester
05-24-2013Star Trek’s Elusive UtopiaJosh LarsenAlbert M. Wolters
05-24-2013An Anniversary to Celebrate: PEPFAR and its Far Reaching Implications Michael J. GersonPEPFAR
05-24-2013DialogueCatherine E. WilsonComprehensive Immigration Reform
05-17-2013Viktor Orbán and Hungary’s ConstitutionDavid KoyzisViktor Orban
05-17-2013Tough Political Choices in Syria: Recognizing the Stakes of InactionPaul S. RoweArab Spring
05-17-2013Politics and ProseByron Borgerand Define a Nation
05-17-2013Responding to Threats to Religious FreedomLeah Seppanen Anderson healthcare policy
05-10-2013“A Kind of Solution”: Cavafy’s BarbariansAaron BelzWaiting for the Barbarians
05-10-2013The Elusive Quest for Balance in Political LegislationHarold Heiefederal budget deficit
05-10-2013Reconciliatory ActivismAaron Tolkamppolitical reconciliation
05-10-2013Christian Principles for Immigration ReformMichael J. Gerson immigration reform
05-03-2013At the Corner of Need and Calling Timothy Sherratt vocation
05-03-2013Hanging up Our Harps: The Fading of War(-protest) Music in AmericaRyan O’Dowd1960s music
05-03-2013The Aftermath of the Post-Chávez Elections: Implications for US-Venezuelan RelationsRuth Melkonian-Hoover and Jessica AllenVenezuelan opposition
05-03-2013Empowering Women in Post-Revolution EgyptRaafat LatifEgypt
04-26-2013Playing Kim’s Game?Steven Meyernuclear attack
04-26-2013Blind Eyes no More, and other Bad News for RussiaRobert Joustrawar on terror
04-26-2013Charity Tax Deduction: Important for Many Charities, Vital for OthersStanley Carlson-Thiescharitable giving
04-26-2013The George W. Bush Museum and Library DedicationMichael J. Gerson AIDS
04-19-2013Pope Francis, the Culture of Life, and the Care of CreationRusty PritchardPope John Paul II
04-19-2013"In…the World”James W. Skillen public life
04-19-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerChristian Democratic movement
04-19-2013Social Justice and the Body of ChristCristina Martinezwelfare
04-12-2013An Outbreak of Bipartisanship on Gun Control and Immigration ReformMichael J. Gersonimmigration reform
04-12-2013Is Religious Freedom Under Threat?Stephen V. Monsmaeligious freedom
04-12-2013War Protest Music: What Is It Good For?Aaron BelzWar or Terror
04-12-2013One Giant Leap for School ChoiceDave Larsenvouchers
04-05-2013An Easter Tale of Two Global Churches, Fractured yet HopefulTimothy Sherratt Pope Francis I
04-05-2013Engaging Politicians about Immigration ReformHarold HeieSenator Chuck Grassley
04-05-2013Fixing Social Security for All of UsTodd P. SteenSocial Security
04-05-2013Women in Combat: A Christian Perspective?Julia K. Stronkswomen in combat
03-29-2013The Meaning of the ResurrectionMichael J. Gersonresurrection
03-29-2013In Pursuit of Holistic Justice and Human Dignity in IndiaMichelle Crotwell Kirtleywomen
03-29-2013A Public Square Parable from Beyond the Hills Josh LarsenPluralism
03-29-2013Of Dreams and Renaissance: China’s New GovernmentJames Chenreligious freedom
03-22-2013Social Welfare and the Pluriformity of AuthorityDavid T. KoyzisBill of Rights
03-22-2013The Mandate for JusticeJames W. Skillenbiblical justice
03-22-2013Youth Violence, Civil Society and the Power of RelationshipsHarold Dean Trulearmentoring recidivism
03-22-2013Tempered Praise for New Director of White House Faith-Based OfficeStanley Carlson-ThiesWhite House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
03-15-2013Conservative Soul-Searching: The Time is NowPaul Brinkrole of government
03-15-2013Politics & ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
03-15-2013Sequestration and a Failure of LeadershipAaron Korthiussequester
03-15-2013The Significance of the New PopeMichael J. Gersonatholic church
03-08-2013A New Season in Ideologically Driven Politics?Timothy Sherratt sequester
03-08-2013Christians Investing in Public EducationStephanie Summerspublic education reform
03-08-2013Disaster Relief, Climate Change and Fiscal StewardshipBen Loweclimate change
03-08-2013Staying in the Political GameVincent Bacoteyoung Christians
03-01-2013The Reality of Our Debt Crisis: By the NumbersMichael J. GersonPaul Krugman
03-01-2013Drone Strikes, ‘Imminence’ and the Need for Judgment, Part IIBrad Littlejohndrones
03-01-2013“Who Stole the Soul?” The Political Poetry of Public EnemyAaron BelzPublic Enemy
03-01-2013The Complexity and Urgency of the Problem of Gun ViolenceTed Williams IIIChicago
02-22-2013Filling the Gap in Health Coverage Among the PoorMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyuninsured
02-22-2013Drone Strikes, ‘Imminence’ and the Need for Judgment, Part IBrad Littlejohndrones
02-22-2013Deciphering the Administration’s New Proposed Rules on the Contraceptive MandateStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
02-22-2013The Troubled State of the UnionAmy E. BlackState of the Union
02-15-2013Agreeing on Economic Opportunity?Michael J. GersonState of the Union
02-15-2013The Impact of the Sequester on our National DefenseSteven E. Meyersequester
02-15-2013Politics & ProseByron Borger Tyler Wigg-Stevenson
02-15-2013From NIH to Nada? The Fiscal Cliff and Federal Research FundingHilary Sherratt research funding
02-08-2013Religious Liberty, Majority Rule and the Contraception MandateTimothy Sherratt Affordable Care Act
02-08-2013Encouraging New Immigration ProposalsJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiuspathway to citizenship
02-08-2013Disability and the American Way Holland Stewartliberalism
02-08-2013A Fitful and Timely Compromise?Perry Recker Obama administration
02-01-2013Christians for CompromiseClay Cookepolitical compromise
02-01-2013Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What?Jedd Medefindinternational adoption
02-01-2013Serving Others: A New Lens for Political EngagementDaynan CrullSuperstorm Sandy
02-01-2013“As to the Ring”: Solon’s DemocracyAaron BelzWestern democracy
01-25-2013Roe Plus Forty: Where Now?David T. KoyzisRoe v. Wade
01-25-2013North/West African Conflicts and Interfaith InterventionismBy R. Drew SmithTerrorism
01-25-2013Challenging Interpretations of Zero Dark ThirtyBy Josh Larsentorture
01-25-2013Capitalism, Ideology and the Abortion Debate (after 40 years) By Ryan McIlhennyRoe v. Wade
01-18-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerTaylor Branch
01-18-2013Understanding Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions, Part IIJulia K. Stronkssupreme court
01-18-2013Religious Freedom in the Next Phase of Health Care ReformClarke E. Cochranreligious freedom