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A Catholic Response to the Demise of Rational Public Discourse
James Kalb, Crisis Magazine

To follow the news today is to get the impression that public life, in the sense of rational discussion oriented toward some reasonable understanding of the common good, has come to an end.

The Scholarly Abuse of Edmund Burke
Bruce P. Frohnen, Liberty Law Blog

Properly introduced and modulated, discussion of partial and mis-interpretations such as these can be highly useful in understanding the interpreters and the social context in which they wrote.

What Politico’s story on school choice failed to mention
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

Give Politico some credit for writing about something other than the partial government shutdown and impending debt ceiling crisis. But its new piece on school vouchers creates an incomplete picture about the efficacy of school choice.

Christian Marriage and Family by Nelson Kloosterman
Nick Smith, Sylvan Manor

Throughout the book, Kloosterman draws on his experiences as a pastor, professor, father, and husband to apply the wisdom of Scripture to a host of contemporary issues.

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).

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