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Debate over poverty highlights talk of economics and the family
Michael O’Loughlin, Crux

Sparks flew between a labor leader and a free-market advocate about the best way to fight poverty during a discussion about the economy and families at Georgetown University Wednesday night.

We need the U.S. Commission on International Religious Liberty
Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream

Religious liberty is a scarce commodity in most of the world. In its 2015 annual report, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) says, “The horrors of the past year speak volumes about how and why religious freedom and the protection of the rights of vulnerable religious communities matter.”

Right to Work 2.0
Chris Abrams, RealClearPolicy

Right to Work 2.0 would allow people to start a new business without permission from government regulators, thereby reducing costs to both the state and the operator, saving workers money, increasing freedom of choice, and fostering innovation.

In The Common Core Era, Families Flock To Its Opposite
Joy Pullmann, The Federalist

Classical education has been growing inside the United States for several decades. Common Core’s entrance into public and private education has only accelerated the trend.

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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).