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Should Courts Get to Define Religion?
Michael O’Loughlin, The Atlantic

The Massachusetts Supreme Court will decide whether a local shrine should be tax-exempt—a decision that could have broad implications for faith organizations in America.

The Best (and Worst) Cities for School Choice
Evan Smith, Opportunity Lives

School choice works. But it takes more than good intentions to succeed. Talent, leadership, infrastructure, culture and money are all key variables in the equation. The product is an environment that fosters educational opportunity.

How Cheap Energy Helps American Families
The American Interest

Oil and gas prices have fallen quite a bit since the summer of 2014—Brent crude has dropped 66 percent over the past 21 months while the Henry Hub natural gas benchmark price fell 62 percent over the same period.

The Myth That Regulation Can Stop Financial Crises
Mollie McNeill, The Daily Signal

Regulation doesn’t prevent financial crises—a fact that the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act conveniently ignored.

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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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