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Escape to America: A Syrian Christian Perspective
Stephen Herreid, The Stream

In the midst of a much-publicized “refugee crisis,” Christians in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East have struggled for recognition as the group most targeted for persecution.

Does Globalization Harm the Poor?
Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Is globalization a force for poverty alleviation, or a driver of inequality?

Supreme Court rejects conservative challenge in voting rights case
Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the method all 50 states use in drawing legislative districts by counting every resident and not just eligible voters, rejecting a conservative challenge that could have given more sway to rural white voters.

New York’s Cuomo signs two-tier minimum wage law in push for state-wide $15/hour
Edward Krudy, Reuters

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed into law a minimum wage increase that takes a two-tier approach, setting a higher $15 per hour minimum for New York City and its environs and a lower legal minimum for less-costly areas.

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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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