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Kim Davis: The Issues of Accommodation and Burden
Rob Schwarzwalder , FRC Blog

There is a lot of misunderstanding about the nature of Mrs. Davis’s case. Various Christian writers have argued that she is embarrassing Evangelical faith, that she simply should resign, that Christian leaders’ rhetoric defending Mrs. Davis is overheated, etc. What they are failing to consider are two essential concepts that underlie the Davis case.

The New Poverty Fighters
David Lapp, Family Studies

The new poverty fighters believe tackling poverty requires relationships: more walking-with, less doing-for.

For Better Economic Mobility, More Flexible Jobs
Gillian B. White, The Atlantic

A worker’s socio-economic status often mirrors their parents, but more flexible jobs could change that.

With Educational Outcomes, Does Money Matter?
Isabel Sawhill, RealClearMarkets

The age-old debate about whether money matters for educational outcomes is sure to be debated in the 2016 Campaign. Gov. Scott Walker has cut aid to local schools evidently believing that school budgets are bloated. In the meantime, many Democrats are said to be too close to the teachers’ unions and too interested in throwing money at the problem. What should we believe?

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).