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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
07-25-2016Narrowing the Gate: Options for Criminal Justice Reform Jennifer E. Walshcriminal justice reform
07-07-2014Hobby Lobby and the Messy Face of Public Justice Timothy SherrattAffordable Care Act
09-21-2015Jury Duty: Peership in a Divided CultureA. Kayleigh Shebsjury duty
11-08-2013For the Love of ClichéAaron Belzpolitical rhetoric
08-10-2012Poetry As FlakAaron BelzMichael Collier
04-15-2011Drawing the Line SomewhereAaron Belzpolitics
10-11-2013Sebelius vs. Stewart: A Clash of RhetoricsAaron BelzJon Stewart
07-06-2012It’s All GoodAaron BelzBob Dylan
01-12-2015Unquotable QuotesAaron Belzpolitical rhetoric
09-13-2013The Poetry of 9/11Aaron Belz9/11
03-11-2011Dueling CynicismsAaron Belzpolitics
08-23-2013Ginsberg’s “America” RevisitedAaron BelzWalt Whitman
05-30-2016Life Has Never Been NormalAaron BelzMemorial Day
05-04-2012Auden the MarksmanAaron BelzDiplomacy
11-10-2014MemorizationAaron BelzMichael Gove
01-14-2011Poetry and PowerAaron BelzRobert Frost
07-12-2013Tweetable RhetoricAaron Belzspeech making
10-13-2014Marilynne Robinson’s AmericaAaron Belztotal depravity
06-07-2013The American EagleAaron Belzthe American eagle
03-09-2012Terrifying SentencesAaron BelzZhu Yufu
09-08-2014Kairos in FergusonAaron BelzKiller Mike
05-10-2013“A Kind of Solution”: Cavafy’s BarbariansAaron BelzWaiting for the Barbarians
08-11-2014The North Carolina Poet Laureate Question (2)Aaron BelzArt
07-28-2014The North Carolina Poet Laureate Question (1)Aaron BelzValerie Macon
04-12-2013War Protest Music: What Is It Good For?Aaron BelzWar or Terror
06-09-2014Music: Where Words Leave OffAaron Belzmusic
03-01-2013“Who Stole the Soul?” The Political Poetry of Public EnemyAaron BelzPublic Enemy
05-09-2014Why Art is Inherently PoliticalAaron BelzDemocracy
02-01-2013“As to the Ring”: Solon’s DemocracyAaron BelzWestern democracy
01-04-2013Edward Taylor: “My Stock is stunted”Aaron BelzEdward Taylor
09-23-2011Auden and Dylan, Poets of Justice and the BluesAaron BelzBob Dylan
12-21-2012Thoughts on the Newtown MassacreAaron BelzNewtown
12-07-2012Sad Christmas Songs Say So MuchAaron BelzCharles Schulz
03-14-2014Signature AchievementsAaron Belz1 Corinthians 9
08-26-2011Our New Poet Laureate: Philip LevineAaron Belzpoet laureate
11-09-2012Whitman: “I am with you, and know how it is.”Aaron Belz2012 Presidential Election
10-12-2012Lincoln’s KnoxAaron BelzAbraham Lincoln
01-10-2014Snow PoetryAaron Belzsnow
12-13-2013Better PeopleAaron Belzpoetry
09-07-2012The Deep DivideAaron Belzthe arts
03-15-2013Sequestration and a Failure of LeadershipAaron Korthiussequester
08-04-2014Responding to the Unaccompanied Minor CrisisAaron Korthuisundocumented minors
02-28-2014Edward Snowden and the Call for Just IntelligenceAaron KorthuisEdward Snowden
05-10-2013Reconciliatory ActivismAaron Tolkamppolitical reconciliation
02-14-2014The Virtues of Shutting Up Adam Joycesilence
06-17-2002A Ban in Favor of LifeAlaine GherardiBioethics
02-25-2002A Betrayal of FaithAlaine Gherardichild sexual abuse
02-11-2011Frost, Kennedy, and the Frontier MythAlex YoungRobert Frost
07-18-2016What Brexit Teaches UsAlice-Catherine CarlsBrexit
10-27-2014The European Union at a Crossroads?Alice-Catherine CarlsUkraine
03-07-2014The New Silk Roads and Beyond: Reshaping World Energy Routes (3)Alice-Catherine Carlsenergy and trade routes
02-07-2014The New Silk Road and Beyond: Reshaping the World Economic GeographyAlice-Catherine CarlsCentral Asia
01-03-2014The New Silk Road and Beyond: Reshaping the World Economic GeographyAlice-Catherine CarlsSilk Road
04-03-2006Snitch and DieAlice-Catherine CarlsCivil Society
06-11-2010The real dissent of the little magazinesAlissa WilkinsonLittle Magazines
06-24-2011Teaching the Art of Conversation and CivilityAlissa Wilkinsonmillennials
09-23-2011A Super-Sized Wish ListAmy Blacksuper committee
08-24-2015Back From Recess: Recovering Congressional LeadershipAmy E. BlackCongress
04-01-2011Defining the Role of GovernmentAmy E. BlackCitizenship
06-22-2012A Recipe for Gridlock?Amy E. BlackPew American Values Survey
03-23-2012Loving Our Immigrant NeighborAmy E. Blackimmigration reform
08-18-2014Midterm Elections: Turning Battles into OpportunitiesAmy E. Black midterm elections
01-27-2012God Talk on the Campaign Trail: Evaluating Religious AppealsAmy E. BlackPresidential election 2012
06-09-2014Moving Beyond the Blame Game Amy E. Black domestic policy
02-22-2013The Troubled State of the UnionAmy E. BlackState of the Union
11-30-2012The Fragile Path toward PeaceAmy E. Black Gaza
10-19-2012Honoring God on Election Day and Beyond Amy E. Black voting
08-24-2012Reflections on the Institution of MarriageAmy E. Black sphere sovereignty
08-17-2012Navigating the Election Season with Humility, Grace, and ReasonAmy E. Blackcivility
01-05-2015A New Year for CongressAmy E. Black and Kira Dittmanimmigration reform
05-13-2011Vocational Stewardship Beyond Piety to Public GoodAmy L. Shermanvocational stewardship
01-12-2015Faith-Based Organizations Responding to EbolaAnne Petersonsafe burial practices
11-03-2014Changing the Currency of Rural PovertyAnnelise JolleyVSLA
12-21-2012Christian Civic EducationArlan KoppendrayerAbraham Kuyper
09-10-2010The Problem With PluralismAshley WoodiwissPluralism
11-08-2013International Efforts to Regulate AdoptionBecca McBrideinternational adoption
10-04-2013Renewal in the Shadow of Great Power PoliticsBecca McBrideUnited Nations Security Council
06-30-2014Adoption: Redemption or Exploitation?Becca McBrideinternational adoption
11-15-2013State Efforts to Monitor Corruption in Intercountry AdoptionBecca McBrideinternational adoption
11-22-2013Non-State Efforts to Monitor Corruption in Intercountry AdoptionBecca McBride and Brooke Bonnemanternational adoption
02-28-2014Ethiopian Migration: Opportunity or Loss?Becca McBride and Joanna Bascomdomestic workers
11-24-2014Public Justice and Education in Indian Country (3)Ben GibsonNative American education
10-20-2014Public Justice and Education in Indian Country (2)Ben GibsonNative American reservations
09-22-2014Public Justice and Education in Indian CountryBen GibsonEducation
03-08-2013Disaster Relief, Climate Change and Fiscal StewardshipBen Loweclimate change
04-22-2011One of the Most Important Jobs in the World: Being a FatherBen O'DellObama
05-13-2011A View from the Intersection of Church and State: Promoting Partnerships in both Obama and Bush AdministrationsBen O'Dellfaith-based initiative
06-17-2011Beyond Timidity on Climate JusticeBenjamin G. LeeEnvironment
06-03-2011Federalism Is Not EnoughBill Gram-Reefersphere sovereignty
01-07-2011Christian Political EngagementBlythe Scottfaith and politics
11-08-2013Prudence: The Forgotten Conservative VirtueBrad LittlejohnACA
10-04-2013Beyond “The Right to Privacy”: A New Look at the Surveillance Debate (2)Brad Littlejohnsecurity
09-27-2013Beyond “The Right to Privacy”: A New Look at the Surveillance Debate (1)Brad Littlejohnsecurity
03-01-2013Drone Strikes, ‘Imminence’ and the Need for Judgment, Part IIBrad Littlejohndrones
02-22-2013Drone Strikes, ‘Imminence’ and the Need for Judgment, Part IBrad Littlejohndrones
12-13-2013Justice in the Minimum Wage Debate Brad Littlejohnminimum wage
09-08-2014The Virtue of Acting SlowlyBradford LittlejohnRussell Kirk
08-11-2014Responsibility, Power, and Irresponsible InterventionBradford LittlejohnUkraine
05-09-2014Facing National Retirement with GraceBradford LittlejohnIndia
04-11-2014Precedent over Prudence: McCutcheon and the Scandal of Campaign Finance JurisprudenceBradford Littlejohncampaign finance reform