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Meet the 40 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood
Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal

In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding.

A Marine Veteran Offers 13 Reasons Why We Should NOT Arm Military Recruiters
Joe Carter, The Stream

They told us in recruiter’s school that recruiting duty was, outside of combat, the most stressful job in the Marine Corps. Yet I believe, and have absolutely no doubt, that having recruiters carry sidearms would simply make the job even more difficult.

Can Obama Really Raise Wages for Millions of People So Easily
David Henderson, EconLog

The regulations don’t magically make employees more productive. So what would employers do? One or more of three things. I list them in order of what I think is increasing probability.

How Free Markets Lead to Higher Life Expectancy in One Chart
Opportunity Lives

Advances in medicine as the chart below from Max Roser shows. Not coincidentally, the spike in life expectancy occurred as the world began to embrace the ideas of capitalism and free markets at the beginning of the 19th century.

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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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