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Robbing God, Literally: 1 in 10 Protestant Churches Experience Embezzlement
Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends

Survey finds 1 in 2 only has enough cash for four months of services.

Senate approves ‘right-to-try’ drug bill
Sarah Karlin-smith and Seung Min Kim, Politico

The Senate approved a bill Thursday that would allow seriously ill patients in all 50 states to request access to experimental medicines without Food and Drug Administration approval.

Emails Show Collusion In Squashing Seattle Minimum Wage Story
Jazz Shaw, Hot Air

As the Free Beacon reports this week, emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that Mayor Ed Murray was taking a strong hand in trying to steer public attention away from the problems the new law had caused.

Harry Potter and the Economic Segregation of Muggles
Sean Malone, FEE

Why are the wizarding society’s politics and economics so backward?

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).