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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
03-28-2008Why the Well Qualified Should Rule the WorldRuth MelkonianElection 2008
02-15-2008Presidential Primary ParadoxesTim SherrattElection 2008
11-23-2007Are Presidential Candidates Fit for Office?Tim SherrattElection 2008
01-19-2007Obama for President?James SkillenElection 2008
01-18-2016An Election Year ResolutionStephanie Summerselections
02-22-2016Sunday School Stories for the Polling Place CrowdRyan Patrick O’Dowdelections
05-02-2016The Electoral College: Balancing Competing GoodsJesse Covingtonelectoral college
07-22-2011In Defense of the Electoral CollegeMarc LiVeccheelectoral college
03-30-2012Does Our System Demand Too Much of the President?James W. SkillenElectoral Reform
06-04-2001Jeffords' Defection: The Tip of an IcebergJack BoeveElectoral Reform
10-21-2011Is Our Government Broken?Napp NazworthElectoral Reform
08-17-2012Does Civility Work?Harold HeieElectoral Reform
04-12-2013Is Religious Freedom Under Threat?Stephen V. Monsmaeligious freedom
07-20-2012A Journalist’s Confession: Justice, Honduras and the Surprise of BothJo Kadlecekempathy
09-13-2013Justly Fighting Job DiscriminationStanley Carlson-ThiesENDA
03-07-2014The New Silk Roads and Beyond: Reshaping World Energy Routes (3)Alice-Catherine Carlsenergy and trade routes
09-25-2000O Give Me a Plain, Where the Caribou Roam...AUTHOREnergy/Environment
02-27-2009A Matter of Environmental ResponsibilitySteven MeyerEnergy/Environment
10-28-1996The Environment of the CommonwealthJames SkillenEnergy/Environment
05-13-1996Expensive Gas, Cheap LeadershipJames SkillenEnergy/Environment
03-07-2014Robocop Recycled: Tired Heroes, Exhausted JusticeRobert J. Joustraentertainment industry
12-19-2008EntitlementJames SkillenEntitlement
02-25-2011Budget Realities and Political CourageMichael J. Gersonentitlement reform
12-12-2016EntitlementJames W. Skillenentitlements
06-22-2015Public Justice & The Pope's Environmental EncyclicalNoah Tolyenvironment
08-23-2004Doing Justice to Environmental ComplexityWilliam HarperEnvironment
09-06-2013Fresh Air for the Environmental ConversationRusty PritchardEnvironment
07-12-2013President Obama’s Perspective on Government, Market, and ClimatePerry Recker Environment
07-20-1998Land Preservation and the Common GoodHenry Suhrenvironment
08-17-2007Why Global Climate Change is DifferentSteven MeyerEnvironment
06-17-2011Beyond Timidity on Climate JusticeBenjamin G. LeeEnvironment
02-20-2006Christians and Climate ChangeSteven E. MeyerEnvironment
10-19-2012Environmental Policy in the 2012 Presidential ElectionLowell (Rusty) Pritchardenvironmental policy
01-07-2011Our Times Are in Your Hand - an Epiphany PrayerGideon Straussepiphany
07-25-2005A Supreme Challenge for John RobertsJames SkillenEqual treatment for religious organizations
03-20-2006A Silver Lining in the Clouded "Silver Ring Thing" CaseStanley Carlson-ThiesEqual treatment for religious organizations
02-06-2006The State of the Faith-Based InitiativeAUTHOREqual treatment for religious organizations
11-02-2015Renationalizing Justice: The European Union’s Identity CrisisSteven E. MeyerEuropean Union
02-28-2014Ukraine: In the Balance AgainSteven E. MeyerEuropean Union
03-30-2007The European Union at 50James SkillenEuropean Union
10-29-2010Symposium: "Which American city offers the healthiest climate for the flourishing of evangelical public intellectuals?" (2)Drew Henderson, Josh GoodEvangelical Public Intellectuals
10-15-2010Symposium: "Which American city offers the healthiest climate for the flourishing of evangelical public intellectuals?"Michael Hickerson, Matthew Kaemingk, Jonathan D. FitzgeraldEvangelical Public Intellectuals
11-12-2010Reactions to the Political Implications of the Book, The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian AmericaXavier Pickett, Nate BarksdaleEvangelicals
12-16-2011The Troubling Decline of Evangelical Social EngagementMichael J. GersonEvangelicals
01-14-2011Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope (7)Gideon Straussevil
09-20-2013Are We Exceptional?Steven E. Meyerexceptionalism
08-10-2012A Non-messianic PresidencyDavid T. Koyzisexecutive power
05-11-1998Private Affair or Public Business?Jerry Herbertexecutive privilege
11-16-2012Christian Politics as Critical Loyalty?Timothy Sherrattfaith & politics
08-12-2011In Memoriam: Christ's Call to ServiceSenator Mark O. Hatfieldfaith & politics
08-05-2011Faith, Drama, & the Debt CeilingMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyfaith & politics
01-07-2011Christian Political EngagementBlythe Scottfaith and politics
02-24-2012Don’t Let Your Inner 11-year-old Vote for YouGideon Straussfaith and politics
12-09-2011Political Power and Divine Weakness: An Advent Reflection Timothy Sherrattfaith and politics
12-14-2012Cliff Notes from the EdgeTimothy Sherrattfaith and politics
09-02-2011Public Justice and True ToleranceJames W. Skillenfaith and politics
10-05-2012Politics & ProseByron Borgerfaith and politics
05-13-2011A View from the Intersection of Church and State: Promoting Partnerships in both Obama and Bush AdministrationsBen O'Dellfaith-based initiative
10-04-2004The Everlasting Faith-Based InitiativeStephen Lazarusfaith-based organizations
11-17-2014Enlarging Our Understanding of Institutional Religious FreedomStephanie Summersfaith-based organizations
04-06-2012The Birth Control Mandate and Second-Class Religious InstitutionsStanley Carlson-Thiesfaith-based organizations
02-03-2012Preserving Religious Freedom: An Interview with Stephen MonsmaMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyfaith-based organizations
07-14-2014Employers Aren’t Generic: Hobby Lobby and Institutional Religious FreedomStanley Carlson-Thiesfaith-based organizations
07-19-2013Immigration Policies at Odds with Family ValuesJen Smyersfamily reunification
08-27-2001Retarget the Farm SubsidiesJames Skillenfarm subsidies
08-04-1997Lurching AheadJames Skillenfederal budget
03-02-2012Moral Principles & Moral CouragePaul Brinkfederal budget deficit
05-10-2013The Elusive Quest for Balance in Political LegislationHarold Heiefederal budget deficit
10-25-2013Androgyny or Antigone: Jean Bethke Elshtain’s FeminismM. Christian Greenfeminism
05-18-2012How This Is Not a Film is a Call for JusticeJosh Larsenfilm
12-10-2010Facing the Truth: The Implications of the National DebtGreer Gamblefiscal responsibility
09-29-2014Fiscal Justice for Tomorrow’s ChildrenTodd P. Steenfiscal responsibility
07-07-2014An Economics Lesson from Hobby LobbyStephanie Summers for-profit corporations
11-28-2005Arguing About a War In QuestionJames SkillenForeign Policy
10-03-2005Light at the End of the TunnelSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
03-21-2005The Democracy DilemmaAUTHORForeign Policy
04-01-2011Libya and the Dilemmas of Overseas InterventionDavid T. KoyzisForeign Policy
08-09-2004Two Crises, Two FailuresSteven MeyerForeign Policy
06-14-2004Why Afghanistan Should Concern UsJames SkillenForeign Policy
05-17-2004Foreign Aid That Really WorksStephen LazarusForeign Policy
03-08-2004Our Last Pre-emptive War?Steven MeyerForeign Policy
12-01-2003A European View of President BushStephen MonsmaForeign Policy
07-28-2003Zimbabwe's Mess and the U.S. ResponseTracy KuperusForeign Policy
06-30-2003Lessons From IraqSteven MeyerForeign Policy
05-19-2003Democracy Through Creative Destruction?James SkillenForeign Policy
04-13-2012Clearly Clouded: The Persian PredicamentChris SeipleForeign Policy
03-24-2003After the WarStephen MonsmaForeign Policy
03-10-2003Now, Only Preemption is ContainmentKeith PavlischekForeign 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
06-03-2002O'Neill on Safari with BonoJames SkillenForeign Policy
01-27-2012Brinkmanship with the Desperate: Now is not the time to attack IranBy Robert Joustra Foreign Policy
01-27-2012Bringing Justice and Compassion to Central AfricaMichael J. GersonForeign Policy
01-20-2012Foreign Policy on the EdgeSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
04-23-2001Chinese Wake-Up CallJames SkillenForeign Policy
01-06-2012Smart Power or Wise Power?Charles StrohmerForeign Policy
11-20-2009Dealing With Iran's Nuclear ProgramSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
09-11-2009The Fallacy of Nation BuildingSteven E. MeyerForeign Policy
04-26-1999Strategy and Justice in KosovoKeith PavlischekForeign Policy