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Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic

As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of poverty.

Vatican to UN: We must eliminate causes of human trafficking
Catholic News Agency

Human trafficking and its root causes can be eliminated with the cooperation of the international community, the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations said Tuesday.

The Senate Tax Reform Would Not Raise Taxes on the Poor
Robert Verbruggen, The Corner

For more than a week now, some media outlets have been running wild with “distributional tables” from the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office claiming that — as a CNN headline last night put it, though the story itself was much better — “Poor Americans would lose billions under Senate GOP tax bill.”

The Pope’s Fixation On Climate Change Endangers His Authority And Entrenches Poverty
Julie Kelly, The Federalist

At a time of feckless world leadership, this powerful religious leader chooses to push politically loaded climate orthodoxy instead of addressing legitimate problems.

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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).