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PowerLinks 09.14.17

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Has First Things Given Up on Freedom?
John Zmirak, The Stream

Rusty Reno just published a long piece at his magazine, First Things. It’s a kind of defense of why he has shifted the magazine’s editorial stance on politics and economics.

Another Obama Policy Betsy DeVos Should Throw Out
Jason L. Riley, Manhattan Institute

A 2014 guidance letter on racial disparities in school discipline has helped create classroom chaos.

Religious Tests for Public Office Are Unacceptable. Period.
Sen. Mike Lee, The Daily Signal

The language the Framers inserted into the Constitution was unequivocal: “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” When the Founders wrote “ever,” they meant it.

Democrats Are Increasingly Comfortable With Religious Tests
David Harsanyi,

Attempting to create the impression that faithful Christians whose beliefs are at odds with newly sanctified cultural mores are incapable of doing their job.

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).