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Georgia’s Republican Governor Rejects a Religious-Freedom Bill
Russell Berman, The Atlantic

Nathan Deal sides with corporations and gay-rights advocates who objected to the legislation backed by conservative evangelicals.

California Nears Deal to Adopt a $15 State Minimum Wage
Adam Nagourney, New York Times

California lawmakers have reached a tentative deal to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, potentially signaling the biggest advance yet in a campaign to increase pay for low-income workers that has reverberated in the Democratic presidential contest and in cities across the country.

Why many Christians in China have turned to underground churches
John Sudworth, BBC

If Jesus was alive today, would he be a member of the Chinese Communist Party?

A New Car Will Cost You at Least $3,800 Extra Because of Government Regulation
Salim Furth and David Kreutzer, The Daily Signal

The most modest of the independent estimates works out to $3,800 per vehicle, even after the fuel savings are taken into account.

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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