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What is the Free Speech Fairness Act?
Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service

The Free Speech Fairness Act is being touted as a “fix” to the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits nonprofits from engaging in politics. But how much of a fix would the act be?

A lettuce crisis is making Brits rethink just how great free trade really is
Jenny Anderson, Quartz

As if Brexit wasn’t enough to cope with, Britain is in the throes of a vegetable crisis.

Is Religious Freedom Good for Growth? A Panel Discussion
Research on Religion

Can religious freedom promote economic growth in the long- and/or short-term?

Why Virtue Is Inseparable from Democracy
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Almost all the founding fathers—Washington, Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Adams, Henry—expressed this sentiment at one time or another: that, in effect, only a virtuous people can maintain a free society.

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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).