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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
01-18-2013A Healing Inaugural AddressMichael J. Gersonsocial mobility
01-11-2013African-American Turnout and the Fate of the Voting Rights ActTimothy Sherratt Voting Rights Act
01-11-2013A “Common Good” Prescription for our Political MalaiseMichelle Crotwell Kirtleycommon good
01-11-2013Understanding Upcoming Supreme Court DecisionsJulia K. Stronkssupreme court
01-11-2013What to Watch for in the Next Phase of Health Care ReformClarke Cochranhealth insurance exchanges
01-04-2013Educating the Good CitizenKevin R. den Dulkcivic education
01-04-2013Edward Taylor: “My Stock is stunted”Aaron BelzEdward Taylor
01-04-2013Can We Do Anything About the Sandy Hook Horrors?Steven E. MeyerCT
01-04-2013In Search of Political CourageMichael J. Gersontax reform
12-21-2012Obama’s Journey from OsloJohn D. CarlsonReinhold Niebuhr
12-21-2012Incremental Immigration Reform: Give the Undocumented a VoiceJulia K. Stronksimmigration reform
12-21-2012Christian Civic EducationArlan KoppendrayerAbraham Kuyper
12-21-2012Thoughts on the Newtown MassacreAaron BelzNewtown
12-14-2012Cliff Notes from the EdgeTimothy Sherrattfaith and politics
12-14-2012Reflections on Justice from Hurricane SandyJoanna Stephens justice
12-14-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerAbraham Lincoln
12-14-2012Stewardship and the Fiscal CliffJohn Andersontax reform
12-07-2012The Environmental “Cliff”Steven E. Meyerclimate change
12-07-2012Sad Christmas Songs Say So MuchAaron BelzCharles Schulz
12-07-2012Peering into the Bird’s Nest of Public Service UnionsBrian Dijkemapublic sector unions
12-07-2012A More Inclusive Republican VisionMichael J. GersonRepublican party
11-30-2012Winner Take All or Splitting the Difference: Lessons from SwitzerlandDavid T. KoyzisAmerican presidential power
11-30-2012Faith and Corporate Social ResponsibilityMichael MacLeodcapitalism
11-30-2012The Fragile Path toward PeaceAmy E. Black Gaza
11-30-2012Why Nunn-Lugar MattersTyler Wigg-Stevensonnuclear non-proliferation
11-23-2012Hope in the Face of the Fiscal CliffMichael J. GersonDebt
11-23-2012Why Stagnation?Steven E. Meyerpolitical reform
11-23-2012Could the Syrian Civil War Spread?Paul S. RoweU.S. foreign policy
11-23-2012Politics & ProseByron Borger polarization
11-16-2012Christian Politics as Critical Loyalty?Timothy Sherrattfaith & politics
11-16-2012The Xenophobia of ArgoJosh Larsenxenophobia
11-16-2012Bringing Order. Establishing Justice. Treating Water.Katie Tararawater treatment
11-16-2012Suicide and Narrow Social AgendasJack HankeMassachusetts
11-09-2012Whitman: “I am with you, and know how it is.”Aaron Belz2012 Presidential Election
11-09-2012Why There Are No Women Voters and No Women’s IssuesLauren Swayne Barthold and Brian Glenneygender and politics
11-09-2012Questions on Christians and PoliticsStephanie Summerspolitical community
11-09-2012Post-Election Cooperation: The Opportunity of a Fresh StartMichael J. Gersoncivility
11-02-2012How Should We Vote?Paul Brink2012 Presidential Election
11-02-2012Religious Freedom in the 2012 Presidential ElectionStanley Carlson-Thies2012 Presidential Election
11-02-2012Evaluating Abortion in the 2012 Presidential ElectionMichelle Crotwell Kirtley2012 Presidential Election
11-02-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerJacques Berlinerblau
10-26-2012How Big Is Too Big?Stephen Monsma 2012 Presidential Election
10-26-2012The 2012 Presidential Election & National Security PolicySteven E. Meyernational security
10-26-2012Education Policy & the 2012 Presidential ElectionTed Williams III2012 Presidential Election
10-26-2012Republican Arguments for Social Mobility and the Common GoodMichael J. Gersonsocial mobility
10-19-2012Religion, Abortion and the Role of GovernmentTimothy Sherrattrole of government
10-19-2012Honoring God on Election Day and Beyond Amy E. Black voting
10-19-2012Environmental Policy in the 2012 Presidential ElectionLowell (Rusty) Pritchardenvironmental policy
10-19-2012Evangelical-Islamist Encounters, Part III: Democracy in Tunisia Chris SeipleDemocracy
10-12-2012No Excuse for IncivilityMichael J. Gersonpolitical discourse
10-12-2012Principles for Health Care Policy: A Guide for VotersLeah AndersonPresident Barack Obama
10-12-2012Lincoln’s KnoxAaron BelzAbraham Lincoln
10-12-2012Evangelical-Islamist Encounters, Part II: Dialogue with Islamists and Salafis Chris SeipleSalafis
10-05-2012Election Guide 2012: Immigration ReformRuth Melkonian-Hoover and Jessica AllenRomney
10-05-2012French-style Polarization in the U.S.?David T. KoyzisAbraham Kuyper
10-05-2012Politics & ProseByron Borgerfaith and politics
10-05-2012Evangelical-Islamist Encounters on the Frontlines of Change, Part I: Democracy Matures from Within Chris SeipleArab Spring
09-28-2012Campaign Outreach to Religious VotersKimberly H. Conger voter turnout
09-28-2012Accommodating Faith-Based Organizations in HIV/AIDS Services By Stanley Carlson-Thiesrelgious freedom
09-28-2012Addressing the Opportunity GapMichael J. Gersoneconomic mobility
09-28-2012The Case for the Crime Victims’ Rights AmendmentMark JansenCriminal Justice
09-21-2012Wrapping Opportunity in the FlagTimothy Sherrattrole of government
09-21-2012Waiting for Superman—and Self-Sacrifice—in Public EducationJosh Larseneducation reform
09-21-2012The Chicago Teachers’ Strike: A Just Conflict?Brian Dijkemalabor relations
09-21-2012Hope in the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictStephen V. MonsmaForeign Policy
09-14-2012The Question is Government, Not PersonalitiesJames W. Skillengovernance
09-14-2012Individuality or Community: A False ChoiceHarold HeieE.J. Dionne
09-14-2012Justice for the Cyborg: The Policy Implications of Robotic ProstheticsJason E. Summersdisability
09-14-2012Rights, Regulation and Human DignityPaul BrinkGun Control
09-07-2012The Failure of Partisan Approaches to Economic OpportunityMichael J. Gerson2012 Presidential Election
09-07-2012First Principles and the ElectionWilliam EdgarChristian Democratic principles
09-07-2012The Deep DivideAaron Belzthe arts
09-07-2012Should We Jump Off the Fiscal Cliff?Todd P. Steennational debt
08-31-2012Elections for SaleRoy Clouserrights
08-31-2012Politics & ProseByron Borgerpoverty
08-31-2012The Politics of Will FerrellJosh LarsenWill Ferrell
08-31-2012Rising above the Rights-based Abortion DebateMichelle Crotwell KirtleyAbortion
08-24-2012Good News for Voters? The Paul Ryan EffectTimothy SherrattPaul Ryan
08-24-2012Reflections on the Institution of MarriageAmy E. Black sphere sovereignty
08-24-2012Same-Sex Marriage and the Political TaskPaul Brinksame-sex marriage
08-24-2012Moving Juvenile Justice Towards Restorative JusticeRachel Livingstonrestorative justice
08-17-2012Holding Tight: Biblical Principles for EconomicsEric Hilkereconomic policy
08-17-2012Challenging the Escalation of Negative PoliticsMichael J. Gerson2012 Presidential Election
08-17-2012Does Civility Work?Harold HeieElectoral Reform
08-17-2012Navigating the Election Season with Humility, Grace, and ReasonAmy E. Blackcivility
08-10-2012Politics: The Prudential Balance of Individual Rights and the Common GoodMichael J. GersonGun Control
08-10-2012A Non-messianic PresidencyDavid T. Koyzisexecutive power
08-10-2012Scripture from the StateMatthew Arildsenhealth care reform
08-10-2012Poetry As FlakAaron BelzMichael Collier
08-03-2012Politics & ProseBy Byron Borgerpolitical history
08-03-2012Taking Aim at Gun ControlRoy ClouserSecond Amendment
08-03-2012Let’s Talk PoliticsClay Cookecivility
08-03-2012Religious Freedom for MuslimsChelsea LangstonIslam
07-27-2012WikiLeaks and the Internet: Ushering in an Era of Corporate CensorshipMelissa SteffanWikiLeaks
07-27-2012Magic Mike, the Dark Knight and the Repercussions of Economic DistressJosh LarsenMagic Mike
07-27-2012God, Caesar and the Presidential ElectionsTim SherrattN.T. Wright
07-27-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerOs Guinness
07-27-2012The Decline of the American Family: An Economic CatastropheTed Williams IIIpoverty
07-20-2012Unprecedented Hope in the Fight Against HIV/AIDSMichael J. GersonHIV/AIDS
07-20-2012Juvenile Sentencing & Community ValuesHarold Dean TrulearEighth Amendment