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Christian Belief Cost Kelvin Cochran His Job
Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal

Atlanta says it terminated its fire chief because he published a book without permission. The real reason is because of what’s in it.

Freedom to Care for the Poor
John Ashmen, RealClearReligion

While news reports regarding the pontiff over the past few weeks have focused on doctrinal disputes among some Catholic bishops, Americans should not forget the vital — and unifying — themes regarding civil society and service to our neighbors that Pope Francis stressed during his U.S. visit just one month ago.

Cuomo to Create $15 Minimum Wage for New York State Workers
Jesse McKinley, New York Times

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to unilaterally create a $15 minimum wage for all state workers, making New York the first state to set such a high wage for a large group of public employees.

Obamacare: Big Brother vs. the Little Sisters
John Zmirak, The Stream

Our new battle is not with overt Marxist tyranny, but with something more subtle — an irreligious government that wants to agglomerate ever more power over our lives in the name of making things fairer and keeping people happier, of smoothing over our differences and soothing our fragile egos.

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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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