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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
07-20-2012Arizona’s System to Verify Residency StatusJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusreasonable suspicion
07-20-2012A Journalist’s Confession: Justice, Honduras and the Surprise of BothJo Kadlecekempathy
07-13-2012Healing the Poisonous Trend of PolarizationMichael J. Gersonpolarization
07-13-2012Roberts RulesTimothy Sherratttax
07-13-2012The Morality of the Free Enterprise SystemBrian Fikkertsocialism
07-13-2012Expansion of the U.S./Mexico Border FenceJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusimmigration reform
07-06-2012It’s All GoodAaron BelzBob Dylan
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
07-06-2012“Christian Democracy”—An Oxymoron?James W. SkillenChristian democracy
07-06-2012Principle & PracticeCatherine E. Wilsonchildren of undocumented residents
06-29-2012In Support of Thicker Walls, Wider Doorways on ImmigrationTimothy SherrattArizona v. U.S.
06-29-2012Should We Care about a Candidate’s Religion?Kevin R. den DulkReligion & politics; 2012 Presidential campaign
06-29-2012Immigration Policy & Public Justice, Part I: An IntroductionJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusimmigration reform
06-29-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerRandy S. Woodley
06-22-2012The Fundamental Debate Between Liberalism & PluralismMichael J. Gersoncontraceptive mandate
06-22-2012A Recipe for Gridlock?Amy E. BlackPew American Values Survey
06-22-2012Disney, Gender Equality and the Bold Move made by BraveJosh LarsenPaycheck Fairness Act
06-22-2012Why Should Christians Care About Public Education?Ted Williams IIIeducation reform
06-15-2012The True Genius of the U.S. ConstitutionDavid T. KoyzisDemocracy
06-15-2012Science in Political DiscourseJason E. Summers C.P. Snow
06-15-2012North Korea: Clear Evil, No Clear SolutionsJudd Birdsallprison camps
06-15-2012Two Half Answers to PovertyStephen V. Monsmapoverty
06-08-2012An Economy Built on AffectionEmily Belzaffection
06-08-2012From Principle to Policy: Navigating the Moral Terrain of Immigration ReformPaul Brinkimmigration reform
06-08-2012Humility as the Antidote to Intolerance: A Response to the 2012 Kuyper Lecture by Miroslav VolfEmily Boop2012 Kuyper Lecture
06-08-2012Reforming Public Pensions for the Common GoodMichael J. GersonWisconsin recall election
06-01-2012Power and Justice To Change the World?Timothy SherrattChristians in Political Science
06-01-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerRay Blunt
06-01-2012American Exceptionalism—In God’s EyesNeil JasperseAmerican exceptionalism
06-01-2012“I didn’t know that!” – How Health Care Reform is Beginning to Control CostsClarke E. Cochranhealth care reform
05-25-2012Religious Freedom and the Social Usefulness of Chinese ChristianityKevin R. den Dulkreligious freedom
05-25-2012Prison Ministry in the Post-Colson EraHarold Dean TrulearChuck Colson
05-25-2012A Christian Perspective on Free EnterpriseJosh GoodArthur Brooks
05-25-2012Human Dignity and the Progress of the Pro-Life MovementMichael J. Gersonpro-life movement
05-18-2012Human Rights and Public Diplomacy: What is Our Role in the World?Michelle Crotwell KirtleyChina
05-18-2012The Older OrphansCristina Martinezfoster care
05-18-2012How This Is Not a Film is a Call for JusticeJosh Larsenfilm
05-18-2012Pity the School: Vanderbilt and the Cultivation of the Indifferent PluralistBryan T. McGrawreligious freedom
05-11-2012Religion in Public Life--and in Election CampaignsStephen Monsma separation of church and state
05-11-2012Church and State...and City and NeighborhoodJoanna Stephensreligious freedom
05-11-2012Faith Communities and Dedicated Citizens Play a Key Role in Animal Protection Christine Gutlebencreation stewardship
05-11-2012The Future of the Marriage DebateMichael Gersonsame-sex marriage
05-04-2012Civil Society After The FallTimothy Sherratt2012 Presidential Election
05-04-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerMichelle Alexander
05-04-2012Auden the MarksmanAaron BelzDiplomacy
05-04-2012It’s Not Only Religious Freedom: Why Christians Should Acknowledge the “Contraception Side” of the HHS Birth Control MandateLeah Seppanen AndersonHHS mandate
04-27-2012In Memoriam: Charles W. Colson, A Life Well-Lived (1931-2012)Michael J. GersonChuck Colson
04-27-2012A Bad Romance and A Hopeful Possibility: The Significance of the VoteHilary Sherrattvoter participation
04-27-2012Conservation, Development, and American AssistanceRusty PritchardHaiti
04-27-2012Pluralism in Structure, Pluralism in BonesMatthew Kaemingkprinciple pluralism
04-20-2012Is Tolerance a Virtue?David T. Koyzisreligious freedom
04-20-2012“Justice” in America: Two ShootingsSteven E. MeyerCriminal Justice
04-20-2012Google's Unjust Privacy Policy Jason E. SummersGoogle
04-20-2012Prosecutorial Discretion on Illegal Immigration: Prudent or Punting? Ruth Melkonian-Hooverdeportation
04-13-2012Eat Local: Tackling the Injustice of Food InsecurityJonathan Hughesagricultural policy
04-13-2012Three Public SquaresStephen V. MonsmaPluralism
04-13-2012Clearly Clouded: The Persian PredicamentChris SeipleForeign Policy
04-13-2012Render to CaesarLuis E. Lugo Pluralism
04-06-2012Unelected DemocracyTimothy SherrattAffordable Care Act
04-06-2012A Busy Week in the Nuclear BusinessTyler Wigg-StevensonNorth Korea
04-06-2012“More Than It Says”: Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) and the Political PoemHannah VanderHartAdrienne Rich
04-06-2012The Birth Control Mandate and Second-Class Religious InstitutionsStanley Carlson-Thiesfaith-based organizations
03-30-2012Does Our System Demand Too Much of the President?James W. SkillenElectoral Reform
03-30-2012Politics and ProseByron BorgerRon Sider
03-30-2012To Do Justice and Love Mercy: Why the Common Good Depends on Sphere Sovereignty and Virtue Clay Cookesphere sovereignty
03-30-2012Budget Politics & Debt RealityMichael J. GersonFY2013 Budget
03-23-2012Paul Ryan’s FY2013 Budget & Intergenerational JusticeMichelle Crotwell KirtleyPaul Ryan
03-23-2012Loving Our Immigrant NeighborAmy E. Blackimmigration reform
03-23-2012The Interrupters: A Story of Restorative JusticeJosh Larsendocumentary film
03-23-2012What Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Can Teach About School ChoiceNapp Nazwortheducation funding
03-16-2012Religious Liberty and a Rhetoric of ReconciliationJack Newmancivility
03-16-2012Israel, Iran and the U.S.Steven E. MeyerIran
03-16-2012An Uneasy Relationship: Constitutional Rights and National Stability Ryan McIlhennydue process
03-16-2012Kony2012: A Call to CompassionBy Michael J. GersonLord's Resistance Army
03-09-2012Primary Virtues, Campaign VicesTimothy Sherratt2012 Presidential Election
03-09-2012Koran-burning & Sacrilege: Religion Matters in DiplomacyTed Williams IIIreligion & civil society
03-09-2012Developing Rule of Law in ChinaKevin R. den Dulk rule of law
03-09-2012Terrifying SentencesAaron BelzZhu Yufu
03-02-2012Politics & ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
03-02-2012Moral Principles & Moral CouragePaul Brinkfederal budget deficit
03-02-2012Same-sex Marriage & Religious FreedomChelsea Langstonsame-sex marriage
03-02-2012The Misguided Ethics of PersonhoodMichael J. Gersonpersonhood
02-24-2012Two Cheers for the Welfare StateDavid T. Koyziswelfare state
02-24-2012In Praise of DiversityStephen V. Monsmareligious freedom
02-24-2012Don’t Let Your Inner 11-year-old Vote for YouGideon Straussfaith and politics
02-24-2012Calvin, Calvinism, and PoliticsJames W. SkillenAmerican exceptionalism
02-17-2012A Look at Immigration through the Eyes of Biblical Justice Tyler Johnsonimmigration reform
02-17-2012Seeking Harmony in ChinaJames W. SkillenConfucianism
02-17-2012Those were the Days…or were they?Vincent BacoteRonald Reagan
02-17-2012Clarifying the Basics of Religious FreedomMichael J. Gersonreligious freedom
02-10-2012Founding Virtues, Social Disintegration and the 2012 ElectionsTimothy Sherrattsocial disintegration
02-10-2012Measuring Justice in the Contraceptive Mandate Joanna Stephenssphere sovereignty
02-10-2012Another Kind of RhetoricHannah VanderHartrhetoric
02-10-2012A Sacrifice of Innocents: There is no Just Case for Syrian Intervention – YetRob JoustraSyria
02-03-2012Grass-roots lobbying as Responsible Citizen EngagementPerry Recker climate change
02-03-2012Political Speech and Action: The Religion and Society Debate James W. Skillenreligious freedom
02-03-2012Preserving Religious Freedom: An Interview with Stephen MonsmaMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyfaith-based organizations
02-03-2012Violations of Religious FreedomMichael J. Gersoncontraception mandate
01-27-2012God Talk on the Campaign Trail: Evaluating Religious AppealsAmy E. BlackPresidential election 2012
01-27-2012Brinkmanship with the Desperate: Now is not the time to attack IranBy Robert Joustra Foreign Policy