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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
05-21-2001Capital Punishment, Justice, and Timothy McVeighKeith PavlischekCapital Punishment/Death Penalty
02-26-2001Equal Treatment, YES; Discrimination and Demagoguery, NOKeith PavlischekCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
01-01-2001Race and Politics: A New Year's ChallengeKeith PavlischekRace Relations
12-04-2000Election 2000, the Legislature and the Rule of LawKeith PavlischekElection 2000
10-09-2000You Weren't Expecting Lincoln-Douglas, Were You?Keith PavlischekElection 2000
05-08-2000Evangelicals, Sex and Liberal IntoleranceKeith PavlischekEducation
04-10-2000Elian Versus Castro's Family ValuesKeith PavlischekCuba
03-13-2000The Race to the BottomKeith PavlischekElection 2000
12-20-1999The Difficulty of Choosing ChoiceKeith PavlischekEducation
11-08-1999Homophobia: Excuse or Cause?Keith PavlischekLGBT
08-30-1999DOSA, Anyone?Keith PavlischekBoy Scouts
06-07-1999Goring the SeparationistsKeith PavlischekCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-26-1999Strategy and Justice in KosovoKeith PavlischekForeign Policy
02-15-1999Kosovo and American PowerKeith PavlischekForeign Policy
12-07-1998Paternal Responsibilities And Abortion LogicKeith PavlischekAbortion
11-09-1998Sex, Race and Marriage LawKeith PavlischekMarriage/Family
09-14-1998What's Wrong with Terrorism, Anyway?Keith PavlischekForeign Policy
08-31-1998This Year's Biggest ScandalKeith PavlischekForeign Policy
06-29-2012Should We Care about a Candidate’s Religion?Kevin R. den DulkReligion & politics; 2012 Presidential campaign
02-01-2016A Christian Voice in Water PoliticsKevin R. den Dulkwater
05-25-2012Religious Freedom and the Social Usefulness of Chinese ChristianityKevin R. den Dulkreligious freedom
10-17-2016Why Loving Our Neighbors Includes Voting Down BallotKevin R. den Dulkvoting
03-09-2012Developing Rule of Law in ChinaKevin R. den Dulk rule of law
09-15-2014Pluralism, Education Policy, and the Reality of Unintended ConsequencesKevin R. den Dulkprincipled pluralism
06-16-2014Engaging the Domestic Church over Religious PersecutionKevin R. den Dulkreligious freedom
01-04-2013Educating the Good CitizenKevin R. den Dulkcivic education
12-06-2013The Twentieth Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration ActKim Colbysupreme court
09-28-2012Campaign Outreach to Religious VotersKimberly H. Conger voter turnout
10-12-2015Widows and Orphans…and Unskilled Single Men? Rethinking Poverty PolicyKira Dittman, Hannah Considine, and Amy E. Blackpoverty
10-08-2010A Vision Anchored in HopeKristen Deede JohnsonPluralism
01-07-2011What was the most important political event of 2010?Kyle Bennett, Josh Good, Mark Labberton, Marc LiVecche, Glenda Mathes, David Naugle, Catherine Wilsonpolitics
12-23-2011Poll Taxes in a Post-racial Era: Voter Identification LawsLarycia Hawkinsvoter ID laws
11-09-2012Why There Are No Women Voters and No Women’s IssuesLauren Swayne Barthold and Brian Glenneygender and politics
10-12-2012Principles for Health Care Policy: A Guide for VotersLeah AndersonPresident Barack Obama
05-04-2012It’s Not Only Religious Freedom: Why Christians Should Acknowledge the “Contraception Side” of the HHS Birth Control MandateLeah Seppanen AndersonHHS mandate
05-17-2013Responding to Threats to Religious FreedomLeah Seppanen Anderson healthcare policy
03-14-2014The Skillen Lectures in El SalvadorLou WagenveldEl Salvador
03-07-2014International Elections Observation in El SalvadorLou WagenveldEl Salvador
10-19-2012Environmental Policy in the 2012 Presidential ElectionLowell (Rusty) Pritchardenvironmental policy
10-04-2013Jean Bethke Elshtain, Václav Havel, and the Ethics of ResponsibilityLubomir Martin OndrasekVáclav Havel
04-13-2012Render to CaesarLuis E. Lugo Pluralism
03-04-1996Who Is Pat Buchanan?Luis LugoPolitics/Government
02-05-1996What Ever Happened to Public Trust?Luis LugoPolitics/Government
11-11-1996Divided We StandLuis LugoPolitics/Government
09-30-1996Will the Real Democratic Party Please Stand UpLuis LugoPolitics/Government
08-19-1996Gambling With Our FutureLuis Lugogambling
07-08-1996Back to the Old Drawing BoardLuis Lugogerrymandering
05-27-1996A Shield, not a SwordLuis LugoHomosexuality
04-15-1996Inches from InfanticideLuis LugoAbortion
11-19-2001Prudence on National Missile DefenseLynn RobinsonNational Missile Defense
10-25-2013Androgyny or Antigone: Jean Bethke Elshtain’s FeminismM. Christian Greenfeminism
10-27-2014The Church’s Role in EducationMackenzie Harmonpolitical community
01-28-2011Whole Life Instead of Pro-Life?Marc Andreaspregnancy
04-09-2010Church and State Working Together for OrphansMarc AndreasOrphans
09-20-2013Evil and the Politics of HopeMarc LiVecche9/11
08-13-2010Loving our Enemies to Death?Marc LiVeccheJust War
07-30-2010The Odious Necessity in a Nuclear AgeMarc LiVeccheNuclear Security
07-22-2011In Defense of the Electoral CollegeMarc LiVeccheelectoral college
05-06-2011Just War and Osama bin Laden (cont.)Marc LiVecche, Erik Borggren, Keith PavlischekTerrorism
03-04-2011Just War Doctrine and the War in Afghanistan (continued)Marc LiVecche, Keith Pavlischek, Brenda Kay ZylstraJust War
09-28-2012The Case for the Crime Victims’ Rights AmendmentMark JansenCriminal Justice
05-16-2005God Must Have a Very Large Funny Bone!Mary Stewart Van LeeuwenAfrica
11-29-2004Body, Soul, and Stem CellsMary Stewart Van LeeuwenBioethics
08-10-2012Scripture from the StateMatthew Arildsenhealth care reform
04-27-2012Pluralism in Structure, Pluralism in BonesMatthew Kaemingkprinciple pluralism
06-02-2014Pubs and Coffeehouses: A Drinker’s Defense of DemocracyMatthew Kaemingkcivic discourse
12-20-2013Christianity’s “War on Christmas”Matthew Kaemingkreligious tolerance
11-15-2013Dignifying Elder CareMelissa Steffanhuman flourishing
07-27-2012WikiLeaks and the Internet: Ushering in an Era of Corporate CensorshipMelissa SteffanWikiLeaks
05-16-2014Reaching the Mentally Ill MillionsMelissa SteffanWorld Health Organization
05-13-2011How Might the Arts Be Funded?Micah MattixNational Endowment for the Arts
04-11-2014Poetry, Protest, and PropagandaMicah Mattixanti-war poetry
05-11-2012The Future of the Marriage DebateMichael Gersonsame-sex marriage
06-07-2013The Case for US Intervention in SyriaMichael GersonUS intervention
10-29-2010Tea Party IdeologyMichael GersonTea Party
10-26-2015No Child is DisposableMichael Gerson & Stephanie Summersjuvenile justice
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
08-17-2012Challenging the Escalation of Negative PoliticsMichael J. Gerson2012 Presidential Election
08-10-2012Politics: The Prudential Balance of Individual Rights and the Common GoodMichael J. GersonGun Control
11-08-2013Why Truthfulness MattersMichael J. GersonACA
05-06-2011Osama bin Laden: Criminal or Enemy Combatant?Michael J. GersonOsama bin Laden
04-27-2015Championing Our KidsMichael J. GersonRobert Putnam
10-25-2013Apocalypse Not NowMichael J. GersonObamacare
04-22-2011Fasting for Hunger PreventionMichael J. GersonTony Hall
07-20-2012Unprecedented Hope in the Fight Against HIV/AIDSMichael J. GersonHIV/AIDS
04-15-2011Politics: A Christian DutyMichael J. Gersonpolitics
07-13-2012Healing the Poisonous Trend of PolarizationMichael J. Gersonpolarization
10-11-2013The Value of Realism in PoliticsMichael J. Gersondebt ceiling
04-08-2011Politics: A Christian DutyMichael J. Gersonpolitics
09-27-2013Our System is Designed for CompromiseMichael J. Gersondebt ceiling
03-25-2011International Intervention in LibyaMichael J. Gersonsubsidiarity
06-22-2012The Fundamental Debate Between Liberalism & PluralismMichael J. Gersoncontraceptive mandate
09-13-2013Chemical Weapons and Our Moral ResponseMichael J. GersonSyrian war
03-11-2011Debt, Courage, and WisdomMichael J. Gersonintergenerational justice
06-08-2012Reforming Public Pensions for the Common GoodMichael J. GersonWisconsin recall election
08-30-2013Responding to Syria’s WarMichael J. GersonSyrian war
02-25-2011Budget Realities and Political CourageMichael J. Gersonentitlement reform
05-25-2012Human Dignity and the Progress of the Pro-Life MovementMichael J. Gersonpro-life movement
02-11-2011Faith and the PresidentMichael J. GersonPresident Obama
01-28-2011Two Reasons for CivilityMichael J. Gersoncivility