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Is Religious Freedom For Non-Christians Too?
Russell Moore

Does religious liberty apply to non-Christian religions? Someone told me this week that he had seen a Baptist writer question whether Muslim Americans qualify for religious liberty “benefits.”

Poll: Over Half of Unemployed Workers are Giving Up Looking for Jobs
Opportunity Lives

A recent study conducted by Harris Poll determined that 59 percent of workers who have been unemployed more than two years have already left the workforce completely. In total, 43 percent of jobless Americans say they’ve given up looking for employment, no matter how long they’ve been without work.

Majority of Americans Support Congressional Earmark Ban, Poll Shows
Andrew Egger, The Daily Signal

A majority of Americans continue to support the congressional ban on earmarks instituted by former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, a new Economist Group/YouGov poll shows.

Capitalism Is Good for the Poor
Steven Horwitz, FEE

Critics frequently accuse markets and capitalism of making life worse for the poor. This refrain is certainly common in the halls of left-leaning academia as well as in broader intellectual circles. But like so many other criticisms of capitalism, this one ignores the very real, and very available, facts of history.

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).