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Did we win the War on Poverty?
Megan McArdle, Washington Post

Though the incredulous don’t necessarily realize it, they’re engaged in a vital methodological debate: What does it even mean these days to say that someone is poor?

House votes to prevent IRS from punishing churches engaging in politics
Brian Faler and Aaron Lorenzo, Politico

The House voted Thursday to make it harder for the government to punish churches that get involved in politics.

These 6 Cases Show How Brett Kavanaugh Might Rule on Religious Freedom
Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal

While serving on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., Judge Brett Kavanaugh heard cases touching on religious liberty that could indicate how he could rule on such issues that go before the high court if he’s confirmed.

Firm Functionalism
Bryan Caplan, EconLog

Though I freely acknowledge the many shortcomings of the business community, it is far more sinned against than sinning.

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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).