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Here Are 7 Ways Free Trade Has Helped Michigan
Tori Whiting, The Daily Signal

In 2010, the Michigan economy was on the rocks—715,000 people were out of work, and the Great Lakes State’s gross domestic product had contracted by 7.6 percent by the time the recession ended. Today, Michigan is the comeback state, and international trade plays a vital role in its growth.

Should Christians Save for Retirement?
Randy Alcorn, Eternal Pespective Ministries

Scripture do we see God calling healthy people to stop working. So before we think about saving for retirement, we should reexamine our thinking about retirement itself.

No Regulation Without Representation
Mark Meuser, The Federalist

While the phrase “No taxation without representation” became the rallying cry, it is important to understand that people in the American colonies were upset at more than just taxation.

Christians say defeating Islamic State won’t make Iraq safe for them
Associated Press

As operations to retake the militant-held city of Mosul ramp up, Iraqi Christians displaced from the area by the Islamic State group say that even if the militants are defeated militarily, the country will not be safe for minorities, including the once-prominent Christian presence in the region.

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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