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Five Insights Christianity Brings to Politics
Michael Matheson Miller, Law and Liberty

The vice of the classic State was that it was both Church and State in one. Morality was undistinguished from religion and politics from morals; and in religion, morality, and politics there was only one legislator and one authority.

Why Won’t Socialism Die?
The Editors, RealClearBooks

RealClearBooks recently interviewed author Joshua Muravchik about the re-issue of his book, Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism, and the persistent attraction of a failed idea.

Don’t Believe Bernie Sanders’ Claims About Child Poverty in America
Ira Stoll, Reason

New research shows that income surveys erroneously categorized some households as extremely poor actually had “net worth in the millions” of dollars.

This Is Literally the Only Piece You Need to Read About Trump’s Trade War
Dave Juday, The Bulwark

Deconstructing the trade war, from front to back.

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).