Cuba’s President Castro: ‘If Pope Keeps Going Way He’s Going, I’ll Come Back to Catholic Church’
Deborah Castellano Lubov, Zenit
Following meeting with Pope Francis, Raul Castro shares he’ll attend papal Masses in Cuba.
Why raising minimum wages is riskier than expanding the EITC
Aparna Mathur, AEI Ideas
The reason minimum wages may not boost incomes at the bottom is because there is a significant probability that higher minimum wages could result in fewer jobs. Increases in the minimum wage mean an increase in costs for employers.
5 takeaways from the US religious freedom panel’s report
Brian Pellot, Religion News Service
The independent watchdog panel created by Congress to monitor religious freedom conditions worldwide issued its 16th annual report last week. Here’s a roundup of the report’s key recommendations.
Russia Threatens Veto of EU Anti-Trafficking Efforts
The American Interest
In recent years, Russia has become hellbent on using every opportunity to put obstacles in the way of EU—and U.S.—policy. That’s not necessarily because Moscow has any substantial objection to or even interest in any particular question, but simply because it wants to be as much of a factor in geopolitics as it can.