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An Open Letter from 1,470 Economists on Immigration
New American Economy

The undersigned economists represent a broad swath of political and economic views. Among us are Republicans and Democrats alike. Some of us favor free markets while others have championed for a larger role for government in the economy. But on some issues there is near universal agreement. One such issue concerns the broad economic benefit that immigrants to this country bring.

“Pope Francis Laundry” latest initiative to help Rome’s homeless
Charles Collins, Crux

The Office of Papal Charities has announced a new laundry has been opened to allow the poor and homeless to wash their clothes for free. The project comes after previous initiatives to help the city’s street people, including washrooms and a barber shop in the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square.

How Big Government Policies Are Hurting the Poor
Israel Ortega, Opportunity Lives

Scholars at the Heritage Foundation, a free-market think tank, have unveiled more than two-dozen intrusive, costly and unnecessary government policies that are hurting the poor and the most vulnerable.

Attacks Show ISIS’ New Plan: Divide Egypt by Killing Christians
Declan Walsh, New York Times

Since December, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has signaled its intent to wage a sectarian war in Egypt by slaughtering Christians in their homes, businesses and places of worship.

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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).