Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.29.17

Teachers Unions Losing Long War Over Parental Choice
Steven Greenhut, Reason.com

Choice advocates win in school board race in second largest district in country.

College Freshmen Are Less Religious Than Ever
Allen Downey, Scientific American

Data from a nationwide survey shows students who list their affiliation as “none” has skyrocketed.

What If Politicians Studied the Social Fabric Like Economists Studied GDP?
Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

One of Washington’s most conservative legislators on an age of polarization, inequality, and fragmentation.

Justice Alito warns seminarians religious liberty is in danger
Catholic News Agency

United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., says religious freedom is “one of the most fundamental rights” in the United States, and the founding fathers “saw a vital connection between religion and the character needed for republican self-government.”

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).