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Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work
Emma Brown, Washington Post

One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis.

Report: 300,000 Small Business Jobs Lost Due to Obamacare
Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon

Over 10,000 small business establishments shut down due to health care law.

Religious Leaders Have Have Variety of Top Agenda Items For President Trump
Howard Friedman , Religion Clause

In advance of Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, religious leaders have a variety of suggestions for Trump’s top agenda items. Here is a sampling.

Tariffs are a regressive tax that impose the greatest burden on low-income Americans
Mark J. Perry, AEI

America’s low-income households benefit the most from free trade and having access to cheap imports because they spend a greater share of their budgets on traded goods like clothing, footwear, household items, school supplies, appliances, toys, and furniture (think Walmart shoppers).

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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