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How the Medieval Church Made Modern Liberty
Paul Rahe, The Imaginative Conservative

It is a small step from the charters and constitutions of the Medieval Church to our own Declaration of Independence.

House passes $4.1 trillion budget along party lines
Jeva Lange, The Week

The House of Representatives passed a $4.1 trillion budget Thursday along party lines, 219-206. Eighteen Republicans voted against the resolution, as did all the Democrats, The Hill reports.

There Should Be No Religious Tests for Judicial Nominees
Sen. Jeff Flake, The Daily Signal

“It is religious liberty that is threatened when we seem to evaluate the fitness of nominees for high office on religious orthodoxy,” Sen. Jeff Flake says.

What Does Christianity Have to Offer the Poor?
Kristin Brown, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Market systems—agreed—are not perfect. We have to ask ourselves, what are the alternatives?

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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).