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The Family and the Force
Jordan J. Ballor, Public Discourse

The destruction of the Jedi order was due, in large part, to their persistent blindness to the deep, essential, and ineradicable power of familial love. The Skywalkers can bring balance to the Force because they unite it with love learned through family.

Key aide insists Pope Francis isn’t anti-business
Inés San Martín, Crux

In some quarters, there’s a perception that under history’s first pope from the global south, the Catholic Church has become increasingly hostile to capitalism in favor of more socialist-style economic arrangements.

It’s official. The US debt situation is now as good as it’s going to get
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

This may be as good as it gets regarding the US debt situation.

Women On The Front Lines Explain How We Can Better Fight Human Trafficking
Cherylyn LeBon, Opportunity Lives

January marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Some estimate that human trafficking is the fastest growing and third largest organized criminal activity in the world, just behind the drug and arms trades.

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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