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Top 10 PowerBlog posts for 2018

As we come near to the end of another year, we want to thank readers of PowerBlog for reading, commenting, and sharing our posts over the past twelve months.

If you’re a new reader we encourage you to catch up by checking out our top ten most popular posts for 2018.

#1 — Justice Alito exposes the hypocrisy of liberal double-standards
Joe Carter

You probably haven’t even heard about it, but yesterday there was an exchange in the Supreme Court that future generations will regard as one of the most significant revelations of our political era.

#2 — 5 Facts about Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Joe Carter

President Donald Trump announced last night that Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be his nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Here are five facts you should know about Judge Kavanaugh.

#3 — Why tariffs and protectionism makes Americans poorer
Joe Carter

The tariffs are are a form of protectionism that is frequently proposed by populist and Democrats. But what is wrong with protectionism? The short answer is that it makes Americans poorer.

#4 — Study: How overregulation is stifling the food truck revolution
Joseph Sunde

As protestors continue to boldly decry “corporate greed” with little definition or discernment, progressive policymakers are just as quick to push a range of wage controls and market manipulations to mitigate the supposed vices of free and open exchange.

#5 — 5 things Christians and Muslims can agree on
Dominique Scalisi

While there are undeniably a great number of fundamental differences between Islam and Christianity, there are a handful of concepts the two popular religions share.

#6 — FAQ: What is the ‘U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement’?
Rev. Ben Johnson

The United States and Mexico renegotiated the terms of their free trade agreement, President Donald Trump announced this week, replacing NAFTA with something he dubbed the “U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement.” Here are the facts you need to know.

#7 — 6 Quotes: Thomas Jefferson on liberty and government
Joe Carter

Today is the 275th birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Since our third president would object to us celebrating his birthday (“The only birthday I ever commemorate,” Jefferson once said, “is that of our Independence, the Fourth of July.”) let’s take this opportunity to instead look at six quotes by Jefferson on liberty and government.

#8 — Explainer: What you should know about a government shutdown
Joe Carter

In December Congress passed the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1370) which provides non-discretionary funding through January 19, 2018. Because that Act expires at midnight on Friday, Congress must pass a new continuing appropriations act to keep the government operating.

#9 — 5 facts about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Joe Carter

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are five facts you should know about the killing of the civil rights leader in Memphis, Tennessee.

#10 — FAQ: Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs
Rev. Ben Johnson

President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce new steel and aluminum tariffs from the White House at 3:30 p.m. local time.

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).