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Thanksgiving and the Constitution
Carson Holloway, Public Discourse

Strict separation of church and state would require us to throw out Thanksgiving as a religious holiday proclaimed by the president. Instead, we should embrace Thanksgiving and throw out strict separationism as a misguided interpretation of the Constitution.

Reducing Poverty and Raising Prosperity
Tom Donohue, Free Enterprise

Though tremendous strides have been made in reducing global poverty, the World Bank estimates that 1 billion people will be living in extreme deprivation by 2015.

Sam Rocha’s Strange and Startling Philosophy of Education
Stephen H. Webb, First Things

Samuel D. Rocha does not just think outside the box. When it comes to education, his thought is downright otherworldly.

This Thanksgiving, Stop Idolizing the Pilgrims
Review by Thomas S. Kidd, Christianity Today

An evangelical historian teaches us how to think critically about the heroes of our past.

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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