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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
07-22-2011Afghanistan: The End of the Line?Steven E. MeyerIraq
07-22-2011It's OK: Abandon AfghanistanJonathan ShineJust War
07-15-2011Public Justice and the Debt CeilingGeorge N. Monsma, Jr.national debt
07-15-2011The Cross in PoliticsClay Cookepolitical theology
07-15-2011How to Pick a PresidentCarol Veldman Rudienational popular vote
07-15-2011Combatting Modern Day SlaveryMichael J. GersonSudan
07-08-2011U.S. Policy in SyriaPaul S. Rowemiddle east policy
07-08-2011Principled PragmatismNapp Nazzworthpolitics
07-08-2011What's Lacking in the Climate Debate Isn't Presidential LeadershipRusty Pritchardclimate change
07-08-2011In Political Campaigns, Faith MattersMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyreligion and public life
07-01-2011Putting Parents First in EducationJennifer A. Marshalleducational choice
07-01-2011Politics and ProseBryon Borgerbook reviews
07-01-2011Justice, Productivity, and the Basics of Tax ReformRyan Streetertax reform
07-01-2011Islam, Religious Freedom, and American Public LifeMichael J. Gersonpolitics
06-24-2011What Would Jesus Cut?Tim Kingpoverty
06-24-2011Teaching the Art of Conversation and CivilityAlissa Wilkinsonmillennials
06-24-2011Court Rulings for the Rest of UsEmily Belzsupreme court
06-24-2011Civility in American PoliticsTimothy Sherrattpolitical polarization
06-17-2011Supreme Court Assesses State Immigration PolicyJulia K. StronksImmigration
06-17-2011Back Door Social EngineeringJordan J. Ballortax reform
06-17-2011Beyond Timidity on Climate JusticeBenjamin G. LeeEnvironment
06-17-2011Let's Disagree, But Not HateMichael J. Gersoncivility
06-10-2011End Educational SegregationTed Williams IIIschool choice
06-10-2011Moral Principles for a Healthy American EconomyRyan Messamoretax reform
06-10-2011Stamp-Collectors, Tulip-Growers, and PoetsJohn Wilsonpoetry
06-10-2011An Incremental Journey to Fiscal StabilityMichelle Kirtleyjob creation
06-03-2011Education Reform Under the RadarDave LarsenEducation
06-03-2011Federalism Is Not EnoughBill Gram-Reefersphere sovereignty
06-03-2011Beyond the Rush to IncarcerateHarold Dean Trulearsupreme court
06-03-2011The Moral Underpinnings of CapitalismMichael J. Gersonpoverty
05-27-2011Thinking Christianly about Debt, Spending and TaxesEric Teeteltax reform
05-27-2011City Government and City MarketsGideon Straussmarkets
05-27-2011A Good Tax-Reform ProposalJames W. Skillendeficit
05-27-2011Moral Conversation and Christian Political EngagementTimothy SherrattChristian political engagement
05-20-2011Are Christian School Graduates World-Changers?Ray Penningsreligious education
05-20-2011Justice in PlaceGideon Strausscities
05-20-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook review
05-20-2011A Moral Conversation About the Federal BudgetMichael J. GersonPaul Ryan
05-13-2011Vocational Stewardship Beyond Piety to Public GoodAmy L. Shermanvocational stewardship
05-13-2011How Might the Arts Be Funded?Micah MattixNational Endowment for the Arts
05-13-2011Now What? The Pursuit of Justice in a Post-bin Laden AfghanistanMichelle KirtleyAfghanistan
05-13-2011A View from the Intersection of Church and State: Promoting Partnerships in both Obama and Bush AdministrationsBen O'Dellfaith-based initiative
05-06-2011Just War and Osama bin Laden (cont.)Erica Borggren, Brenda Kay ZylstraTerrorism
05-06-2011Just War and Osama bin Laden (cont.)Marc LiVecche, Erik Borggren, Keith PavlischekTerrorism
05-06-2011Just War and Osama bin LadenJonathine Shine, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, Daniel H. LevineTerrorism
05-06-2011Osama bin Laden: Criminal or Enemy Combatant?Michael J. GersonOsama bin Laden
04-29-2011Small Steps Forward on Climate Change and Public JusticeRusty Pritchardclimate change
04-29-2011Politics in ContextGideon StraussCitizenship
04-29-2011The Call of the Hour: A True Christian Approach to PoliticsTed Williamspolitics
04-29-2011Political Symbolism and Elevated Political DiscourseTimothy Sherrattbudget
04-22-2011One of the Most Important Jobs in the World: Being a FatherBen O'DellObama
04-22-2011Christ is Risen!Gideon StraussEaster
04-22-2011"Come now, let us reason together"—Civil Discourse and Cognitive BiasJason E. Summerscognitive bias
04-22-2011Fasting for Hunger PreventionMichael J. GersonTony Hall
04-15-2011Recovering a Gospel-Centered Approach to PoliticsJack Porterpolitics
04-15-2011Ethics of Defense SpendingJonathan Shinedefense
04-15-2011Drawing the Line SomewhereAaron Belzpolitics
04-15-2011Politics: A Christian DutyMichael J. Gersonpolitics
04-08-2011Just War Doctrine and Libya (continued)Steven E. Meyer, Keith Pavlischek, Brenda Kay ZylstraLibya
04-08-2011Comments on the Libya Intervention in Light of Just War Doctrine on 'Right Authority'Jean Bethke ElshtainJust War
04-08-2011Politics: A Christian DutyMichael J. Gersonpolitics
04-08-2011Dialogue IBrian Auten, Robert Joustra, Marc LiVeccheLibya
04-01-2011Entrepreneurship and Prison Re-entryHarold Dean Trulearprisoner reentry
04-01-2011The Civility MandateRichard J. Mouwcivility
04-01-2011Defining the Role of GovernmentAmy E. BlackCitizenship
04-01-2011Libya and the Dilemmas of Overseas InterventionDavid T. KoyzisForeign Policy
03-25-2011Natural Law, Common Grace, and Public JusticeVincent Bacotenatural law
03-25-2011Slow PoliticsGideon Strausspolitics
03-25-2011What It Takes to Love OrphansJedd MedefindOrphans
03-25-2011International Intervention in LibyaMichael J. Gersonsubsidiarity
03-18-2011Seeing the World Through the Lens of HopeMichelle Kirtleyresurrection
03-18-2011The Politics of the PsalmsDavid T. KoyzisPsalms
03-18-2011The Crisis of Global PovertyBrian Fikkertinternational poverty
03-18-2011Forty Years of Loving, and Then the TsunamiJim StoutJapan
03-11-2011A Call for Intergenerational Justice: A DialogueMiriam Adeney, Jordan J. Ballor, Shirley A. Mullenintergenerational justice
03-11-2011A Call for Intergenerational Justice: A Dialogue (continued):Ryan Streeter, Lisa Sharon Harperintergenerational justice
03-11-2011Dueling CynicismsAaron Belzpolitics
03-11-2011Debt, Courage, and WisdomMichael J. Gersonintergenerational justice
03-04-2011Just War Doctrine and the War in Afghanistan (continued)Marc LiVecche, Keith Pavlischek, Brenda Kay ZylstraJust War
03-04-2011Citizens and Government Share Responsibility for Intergenerational JusticeGideon Strauss, Stephanie Summersjustice
03-04-2011On Wisconsin: Budget Battles and Adversarial PoliticsDavid T. Koyzisproportional representation
03-04-2011Dialogue IBrian Auten, Erica Borggren, Erik BorggrenJust War
02-25-2011A New South SudanDarlene HilburnSouth Sudan
02-25-2011Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope (12)Gideon Strausshuman dignity
02-25-2011The Ethics of Unmanned Drones in Modern WarfareJonathan ShineJust War
02-25-2011Budget Realities and Political CourageMichael J. Gersonentitlement reform
02-18-2011The Prospects for EgyptPaul S. Rowe, Jim Payton, Robert JoustraEgypt
02-18-2011Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope (11)Gideon Straussjustice
02-18-2011A Second Nuclear AgeSteven E. Meyernuclear non-proliferation
02-18-2011God in the White HouseDavid T. Koyzisreligion & public life
02-11-2011What considerations should shape a Christian approach to international relations?Robert Joustrainternational relations
02-11-2011Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope (10)Gideon Strausscreation
02-11-2011Frost, Kennedy, and the Frontier MythAlex YoungRobert Frost
02-11-2011Faith and the PresidentMichael J. GersonPresident Obama
02-04-2011Civility and the Small-c Constitution: Lessons for Egypt's FutureDavid T. Koyziscivility
02-04-2011Egypt After the FallTodd DeatherageDemocracy
02-04-2011No Child Left Behind and Education ReformNicole Baker Fulgham, David Larseneducation reform
02-04-2011No Child Left Behind and Education Reform (continued)Townsend Lange McNitt, Kathryn L. Wiens, Timothy P. Wienseducation reform
01-28-2011"What should the role of the U.S. federal government be, internationally, with regard to justice for the poor?"Peter Greer, Paul Chaplininternational poverty
01-28-2011Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope (9)Gideon StraussPsalm 19