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Venezuela cardinal says Socialist regime leaves people ‘cruelly repressed’
Inés San Martín, Crux

Ahead of a Thursday meeting with Pope Francis as part of the country’s bishops’ conference, one of Venezuela’s cardinals told Crux that the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro is leaving its people “cruelly repressed” and that any dialogue not aimed at forcing the government to accept new elections is a sham.

The Right Way to Boost Infrastructure Spending
Veronique de Rugy,

The most important thing the federal government can do is get out of the way.

Why Pro-Lifers Aren’t Hypocritical For Opposing A Welfare State
Matthew Petrusek, The Federalist

‘Preventing death’ and ‘ensuring welfare’ are two different things and thus correspond with different kinds of individual and social responsibilities.

The Man Behind Trump’s Religious-Freedom Agenda for Health Care
Emma Green, The Atlantic

Roger Severino, the devout, conservative head of civil-rights enforcement at HHS, shows the power of behind-the-scenes figures in a dysfunctional Washington.

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).