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).

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PowerLinks 05.30.17

People of faith wrestle with major crackdown on panhandling Bobby Ross Jr., Reuters Whether or not people should be legally allowed to ask for money in public places is under review by many cities across the country. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 05.29.17

Teachers Unions Losing Long War Over Parental Choice Steven Greenhut, Reason.com Choice advocates win in school board race in second largest district in country. College Freshmen Are Less Religious Than Ever Allen Downey, Scientific American Data from a nationwide survey shows students who list their affiliation as “none” has skyrocketed. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 05.26.17

Dolan presses White House on relief for persecuted Christians John Allen, Inés San Martín and Claire Giangravè, Crux Despite expectations that the meeting between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump on Wednesday would be contentious, it proved surprisingly upbeat. Continue Reading...
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25 Facts about Africa

May 25 is Africa Day, a holiday originally created to celebrate the foundation of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union) on May 25, 1963. In honor of the commemoration, here are 25 facts you should know about the continent: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.25.17

Pope and Trump focused on life, religious freedom and conscience, Vatican says Crux Pope Francis and President Donald Trump had a “cordial” talk Wednesday morning, according to a Vatican statement, which said they focused on areas of agreement including a “joint commitment in favor of life, and freedom of worship and conscience.” The dark side of paid parental leave James Pethokoukis, The Week Democrats, progressives, and even some reform-minded conservatives have slammed President Trump’s new budget as a cruel, math-challenged non-starter. Continue Reading...
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Understanding the President’s Cabinet: White House Chief of Staff

Note: This is the post #18 in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. White House / WhiteHouse.gov Cabinet position: White House Chief of Staff Department:  Executive Office of the President Current staffer: Reince Priebus Department Budget: Primary Duties of the Secretary: While the roles of the chief of staff varies by presidential administration, they usually include the following: • Select key White House staff and supervise them; • Structure the White House staff system; • Control the flow of people into the Oval Office; • Manage the flow of information; • Protect the interests of the president; • Negotiate with Congress, other members of the executive branch, and extra-governmental political groups to implement the president’s agenda; and • Advise the president on various issues, including telling the president what he does not want to hear. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.24.17

Why Bill Gates’ Robot Tax Is A Seductive, Yet Terrible, Idea Sethu A. Iyer, The Federalist Implementing a robot tax would require adopting socialism, with all the perils that historically includes. Continue Reading...
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The problem with tariffs and protectionism

Note: This is post #34 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. How do tariffs affect consumers? What about producers? Who wins and who loses? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, economist Alex Tabarrok looks at the costs and consequences of tariffs, quotas, and protectionism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.23.17

Texas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Sermons From Subpoena By Government Howard Friedman, Religion Clause The new law protects sermons delivered by religious leaders from being subpoenaed by any governmental unit in litigation or in administrative proceedings. Continue Reading...
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