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Conservative Lawmakers Say Current Welfare System Is ‘Anti-Family’
Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal

With a new Republican administration in tow, conservative lawmakers are renewing their call for welfare reform that incentivizes families rather than punishing them.

One Way Trump Could Strike an Immediate Blow Against Cronyism
Tom Rogan , Opportunity Lives

Seeking election, Donald Trump promised his supporters three things: a wall to prevent illegal immigration, protectionist trade reforms and restrictions on political cronyism. But out of these three, only Trump’s anti-cronyism agenda attracts support from across the U.S. political spectrum.

Judge blocks Obama administration rule extending overtime pay
Catherine Garcia, The Week

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of Texas blocked a rule by the Obama administration extending mandatory overtime pay, deciding it runs counter to the federal law that governs who is eligible for overtime.

The Costs of Being Poor
Adam D. Reich, The American Prospect

Two new books explore how difficult the housing market and criminal justice system make it to climb out of poverty.

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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).