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PowerLinks 09.16.15

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Is TANF Helping The Poor?
Aparna Mathur, AEI Ideas

The effects of programs that aim to help the non-working poor, such as TANF, are less well-understood. From the stories profiled in $2.00 a Day, we get a disappointing picture of the role of cash assistance in helping families in extreme poverty.

Obamacare punishes hospitals that see poor patients, study finds
Sarah Kliff, Vox

An Obamacare program that aims to improve American health care may have an unintended side effect: penalizing hospitals that serve the sickest and poorest patients.

This Case Could Open Up School Choice Options for 37 States
Brittany Corona, The Daily Signal

On Sept. 2, the Douglas County School District Board of Education filed a request for extension to the Supreme Court of the United States asking for review of the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling on its scholarship program earlier this summer.

Meet 30 innovators finding African solutions for African problems
Lily Kuo, Quartz

Here are 30 of the people who are helping the continent take major strides forward.

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).