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House Committee Votes to Require Women to Register for Draft
Associated Press

A House committee has approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that requires women to register for the military draft.

It’s time to rename capitalism
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

Maybe “capitalism” really isn’t the right word for the free enterprise system, the deep magic that has made America the richest, most powerful nation on Earth.

America’s Uneasy History with Free Trade
I. M. Destler, Harvard Business Review

We seem to be awash in opinions about free trade these days. From U.S. presidential campaign rhetoric to the recently signed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, it might feel like this debate has just started. But debate over trade is as old as the American republic, and it is intertwined with economic theories of competition and geopolitics.

Elon Musk, Crony Capitalist
Veronique de Rugy, Reason.com

The billionaire should spend his own money, not the taxpayers’.

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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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