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PowerLinks 08.09.18

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Can you really have free markets and a big welfare state?
Kai Weiss, CapX

There is a well-documented tension between diversity and a big welfare state.

Down Goes Socialism
Bill Scher, Politico

The Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party thinks its policies are the path to victory in red states. Last night’s results suggest otherwise.

Court Stops Bureaucrats Who Tried To Tax Christians For Feeding Poor Children
Jeremiah Galus, The Federalist

Now and then, children win, and when theirs is a triumph over the kind of entrenched, biased bureaucracy that so often frustrates their elders, the joys of victory are rich indeed.

Missouri voters reject right-to-work measure
Catherine Garcia, The Week

On Tuesday, voters in Missouri rejected Proposition A, a right-to-work measure that would have banned mandatory union fees in work contracts.

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).