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Christians face being driven from the Middle East
Simon Kent, Toronto Sun

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble says “the entire Judeo-Christian heritage that once underpinned the region is threatened with collapse.”

‘Environmental Justice,’ EPA Style
Steven F. Hayward, The American

If the EPA wants to help low-income and minority populations, it should stick to promoting technologies that reduce pollution for everyone, rather than making environmental issues about racial justice.

The Unintended Consequences of Granting Home Schooling Family Asylum
Aaron Goldstein, The American Spectator

Even if you disagree with the German law prohibiting homeschooling, it is a law that is applied to anyone who wasn’t sending their children to school be they religious or not. Christians aren’t being singled out under this law.

A Guide to the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report
Charles Blahous, e21

Medicare’s HI trust fund, which finances hospital, home health following hospital stays, skilled nursing facility and hospice care services, is only one piece of a larger Medicare program and indeed represents less than half of total program costs.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).