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A Christian Case for Religious Liberty
Nathaniel Peters, Law and Liberty

Religious liberty and freedom of conscience exist in the West because Christians developed them from the truths they held.

Alexis de Tocqueville on “Democratic” Socialism
Vicki E. Alger, The Beacon

Tocqueville knew all too well that history is littered with examples of once-free democracies that degenerated into tyrannies, where the people were equal in misery instead of liberty.

Trump says he’ll put 10% tariffs on remaining China imports
Paul Wiseman, Kevin Freking and Josh Boak, Associated Press

President Donald Trump intensified pressure on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices sinking.

Explainer: What you should know about the Hong Kong protests
Joe Carter, ERLC

Christians in the territory also worry that the law could be used by mainland officials to punish churches in Hong Kong.

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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).

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