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Donald Trump’s Rise Shows Religion Is Losing Its Political Power
Eduardo Porter, New York Times

Donald Trump, no doubt, is the most confounding candidate produced by the American political system in decades. He offers enormous tax cuts, as any bona fide Republican candidate must. But he also wants to leave Social Security “as it is.”

Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic

Researchers tracked hundreds of students in Baltimore to find out what top achievers had that others didn’t.

A bipartisan plan to reduce poverty in the US
Robert Doar, AEI Ideas

Our group proposes a new approach: a large-scale cultural campaign to promote marriage before childbearing led by political leaders and important figures in civil society.

What’s Missing from the American Dream for Women? Look to the Cultural Mandate.
Irene Switzer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

I do not fit the “mold” social media claims I should fit. I often feel out of place in popular culture and even politics. Who represents me in the world? Who speaks for me on a stage? Honestly, very few.

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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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