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Where Should Christians Draw the Line on Religious Liberty?
Bryan Ballas, Juicy Ecumenism

Does this mean that the government has the right to crackdown on every matter of right and wrong, including theological wrongs? How do we know?

America’s Unexceptional Poverty Rate
Michael J. Petrilli & Brandon L. Wright, National Review

Does the U.S. lead the world in childhood poverty? Absolutely not.

Does inequality matter?
Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg View

We conservatives tend to get less worked up about economic inequality than liberals do, and I think we’re right about that. We should want most people, and especially poor people, to be able to get ahead in absolute terms.

Clinton calls for U.S. minimum wage increase to $12 an hour
Amanda Becker, Reuters

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday at two campaign stops in Iowa that she would like to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour from the current $7.25.

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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