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Freedom, Law and the Limits of Authority: Exploring the Theological Roots of the Magna Carta
Thomas Andrew, ABC Religion and Ethics

Given that institutionalised Christianity has, in one form or another, been a dominant force throughout much of Western history, it is hardly revolutionary to claim that the history of legal and political thought has been distinctly shaped by Christian ideals and beliefs.

Oklahoma AG supports Marine court-martialed for prayer
Associated Press

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is weighing in on the case of a US Marine in North Carolina who was court-martialed after posting Bible verses in her government work space and refusing orders to remove them.

A Spotlight on Government Waste and Corporate Welfare
Amber Athey, The Daily Signal

While it is no surprise to most Americans that government tends to operate less efficiently than the private sector, the amount of money that is lost or mishandled is often much higher than many people imagine

Would you rather make $50,000 in today’s world or $100,000 in 1980’s?
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

Adjusted for inflation, would you rather make $50,000 in today’s world or $100,000 in 1980’s? In other words, is an extra $50,000 enough to get you to give up the internet and TV and computer that you have now? The answer isn’t obvious. And if $100,000 isn’t enough, what would be? $200,000? More?

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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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