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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
11-01-2013Why Religious Liberty is More than CoexistingJeremy Taylorreligious strife
12-20-2013Seeking Asylum, Seeking WorkJeremy Taylorasylum
05-11-1998Private Affair or Public Business?Jerry Herbertexecutive privilege
08-25-2014The Public Good of Public HealthJess Halecommon good
11-04-2011Corporations, Personhood and the Common GoodJess O. Hale, Jr.economic justice
09-02-2011Accountable Care Organizations, Justice and Pluralism in Health Care DeliveryJess O. Hale, care reform
06-08-2015The Supreme Court: Guardian or Threat?Jesse Covingtonseparation of powers
03-09-2015Sticks, Stones, and SpeechJesse Covingtonsubsidiarity
05-02-2016The Electoral College: Balancing Competing GoodsJesse Covingtonelectoral college
10-10-2016Why Vote? Towards Civic Faithfulness Jesse Covingtonvoting
10-27-2014Study Abroad and Health Professions EducationJessica Venturastudy abroad
04-10-2009Hunger and JusticeJim SkillenEconomy
03-18-2011Forty Years of Loving, and Then the TsunamiJim StoutJapan
07-20-2012A Journalist’s Confession: Justice, Honduras and the Surprise of BothJo Kadlecekempathy
06-23-2014A View from Za’atari Refugee CampJoan KnausZa’atari camp
05-11-2012Church and State...and City and NeighborhoodJoanna Stephensreligious freedom
02-10-2012Measuring Justice in the Contraceptive Mandate Joanna Stephenssphere sovereignty
12-14-2012Reflections on Justice from Hurricane SandyJoanna Stephens justice
09-24-2010Radical Responsibility for the Presence of JusticeJoel HunterPluralism
06-04-2010South Africa at 100Johannes WesselsSouth Africa
04-13-2015April 15 Is Tax Day -- and It’s Time for Tax ReformJohn AndersonVAT tax
12-14-2012Stewardship and the Fiscal CliffJohn Andersontax reform
08-12-2011Patenting of Human OrganismsJohn B. MacIntyreWeldon amendment
12-21-2012Obama’s Journey from OsloJohn D. CarlsonReinhold Niebuhr
09-16-2011What We Now Know (Again) Ten Years after September 11John D. Carlsonreligion and public life
01-03-2014Elshtain’s EpiphanyJohn D. CarlsonJean Bethke Elshtain
12-01-2014Law and ViolenceJohn InazuMichael Brown
06-20-2016Confident PluralismJohn Inazupluralism
10-14-2011Tranströmer's PoliticsJohn WilsonTranströmer
06-10-2011Stamp-Collectors, Tulip-Growers, and PoetsJohn Wilsonpoetry
06-25-2010The statecraft of the UK coalition governmentJonathan ChaplinBritish Election 2010
05-14-2010Bipartisanship 101, UK StyleJonathan Chaplinproportional representation
04-13-2012Eat Local: Tackling the Injustice of Food InsecurityJonathan Hughesagricultural policy
04-15-2011Ethics of Defense SpendingJonathan Shinedefense
02-25-2011The Ethics of Unmanned Drones in Modern WarfareJonathan ShineJust War
07-22-2011It's OK: Abandon AfghanistanJonathan ShineJust War
05-06-2011Just War and Osama bin LadenJonathine Shine, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, Daniel H. LevineTerrorism
06-17-2011Back Door Social EngineeringJordan J. Ballortax reform
12-13-2004Matters of Faith . . . and PrisonJosh GoodThe Faith-Based Initiative
05-25-2012A Christian Perspective on Free EnterpriseJosh GoodArthur Brooks
12-31-2010Marriage Matters in Middle AmericaJosh Goodpoverty
01-15-2010Investing in Fatherhood and Family-Strengthening Pays OffJosh GoodMarriage/Family
01-15-2010Investing in Fatherhood and Family-Strengthening Pays OffJosh GoodMarriage/Family
01-01-2010Investing in Fatherhood and Family-Strengthening Pays OffJosh GoodMarriage/Family
09-16-2011Of Poverty and Civil SocietyJosh Goodmarriage
07-27-2012Magic Mike, the Dark Knight and the Repercussions of Economic DistressJosh LarsenMagic Mike
01-26-2015Selma’s Communal Commitment to JusticeJosh LarsenVoting Rights Act
09-27-2013Seeing the Imago Dei in Fruitvale StationJosh LarsenFruitvale Station
06-22-2012Disney, Gender Equality and the Bold Move made by BraveJosh LarsenPaycheck Fairness Act
08-16-2013A Public Square Parable from Beyond the Hills Josh LarsenBeyond the Hills
08-16-2013Disney, Gender Equality and the Bold Move made by BraveJosh LarsenPaycheck Fairness Act
08-09-2013Waiting for Superman—and Self-Sacrifice—in Public EducationJosh Larsen 2012 Chicago Teacher’s Strike
05-18-2012How This Is Not a Film is a Call for JusticeJosh Larsenfilm
08-09-2013Challenging Interpretations of Zero Dark ThirtyJosh Larsen torture
11-24-2014Patriotism, Personal Ambition, and “Foxcatcher”Josh Larsenpatriotism
07-26-2013In Defense of Disaster MoviesJosh LarsenPacific Rim
03-23-2012The Interrupters: A Story of Restorative JusticeJosh Larsendocumentary film
09-22-2014Starred Up’s Model PrisonerJosh Larsenyouth offenders
05-24-2013Star Trek’s Elusive UtopiaJosh LarsenAlbert M. Wolters
07-14-2014Civilization(s) on the Brink in Dawn of the Planet of the ApesJosh LarsenDawn of the Planet of the Apes
03-29-2013A Public Square Parable from Beyond the Hills Josh LarsenPluralism
06-02-2014Godzilla, X-Men, and Rightly Remembering TragedyJosh LarsenX-Men: Days of Future Past
03-28-2014Christians Don’t Own the Copyright on NoahJosh LarsenNoah
11-16-2012The Xenophobia of ArgoJosh Larsenxenophobia
01-24-2014The Thin Satire of The Wolf of Wall StreetJosh LarsenThe Wolf of Wall Street
09-21-2012Waiting for Superman—and Self-Sacrifice—in Public EducationJosh Larseneducation reform
08-31-2012The Politics of Will FerrellJosh LarsenWill Ferrell
11-22-2013The Modern Witness of 12 Years a SlaveJosh Larsenslavery
11-19-2010Reactions to the Political Implications of Gabe Lyons' new book: The Next ChristiansJuanita Irizarry, Mickael S. Chenpolitics
06-15-2012North Korea: Clear Evil, No Clear SolutionsJudd Birdsallprison camps
10-18-2013Supreme Court Watch: Prayer and Pluralism RevisitedJulia K. Stronkssupreme court
10-11-2013Pluralism and Challenges in EmploymentJulia K. StronksAzusa Pacific University
07-05-2013Same-Sex Marriage and the Continuing Conversation (2)Julia K. StronksDOMA
06-28-2013Affirmative Action, Voting Rights, and Balancing Power (1)Julia K. Stronksaffirmative action
06-21-2013Sexual Assault, the Military, and Public JusticeJulia K. Stronks Kristen Gillibrand
04-05-2013Women in Combat: A Christian Perspective?Julia K. Stronkswomen in combat
01-18-2013Understanding Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions, Part IIJulia K. Stronkssupreme court
01-11-2013Understanding Upcoming Supreme Court DecisionsJulia K. Stronkssupreme court
12-21-2012Incremental Immigration Reform: Give the Undocumented a VoiceJulia K. Stronksimmigration reform
08-26-2011Accessing the Justice We PursueJulia K. Stronkslegal access
01-24-2014Sister Wives, Polygamy, and CohabitationJulia K. Stronkscohabitation
06-17-2011Supreme Court Assesses State Immigration PolicyJulia K. StronksImmigration
07-20-2012Arizona’s System to Verify Residency StatusJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusreasonable suspicion
07-13-2012Expansion of the U.S./Mexico Border FenceJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusimmigration reform
07-06-2012Immigration & Public Justice, Part II: Undocumented Residents Brought to the United States as ChildrenJulia Stronks and Aaron KorthiusState of Arizona v. United States of America
06-29-2012Immigration Policy & Public Justice, Part I: An IntroductionJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusimmigration reform
02-08-2013Encouraging New Immigration ProposalsJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiuspathway to citizenship
08-12-2011Kindness and the Gay Marriage DebateJustin McRobertsgay marriage
03-26-2010Choosing a Boss on Capitol HillKate HarrisMentor
05-04-2015The United Nations: A Global Institution Still Worth Engaging?Kathryn YarlettUnited Nations
11-16-2012Bringing Order. Establishing Justice. Treating Water.Katie Tararawater treatment
05-18-2015Millennials Care About Political Community (and Just Tweeted About It)Katie Thompsonpublic justice
01-10-2005Girl or Boy: You ChooseKeith PavlischekGender
05-31-2004Kerry and the ChurchKeith PavlischekElection 2004
03-10-2003Now, Only Preemption is ContainmentKeith PavlischekForeign Policy
04-08-2002They're not Martyrs, They're MurderersKeith PavlischekMiddle East
02-11-2002Title IX and Quotas: A Modest First StepKeith PavlischekEducation
12-17-2001Exposing the Roots of HatredKeith PavlischekTerrorism
10-22-2001Seamless SillinessKeith PavlischekTerrorism
07-30-2001Which Way, Senator Lieberman?Keith PavlischekCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform