Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 06.20.17

John Stuart Mill’s Intolerant Faith and the Religion of Liberalism
Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse

John Stuart Mill foreshadows the deeply intolerant faith and agenda of contemporary liberalism.

The US Supreme Court just ruled that using social media is a constitutional right
Ephrat Livni, Quartz

Public space in the digital age has no shape and no physical place. But the US Supreme Court is now sorting out what that means for free-speech rights. T

Trump faces his biggest trade decision yet
Damian Paletta and Ana Swanson, Washington Post

The White House is on the cusp of a major decision about whether to impose new restrictions on steel imports, a choice that has divided President Trump’s administration while sparking global fears about a burgeoning trade war.

U.S. bishops vote to make religious freedom committee permanent
Matt Hadro, Catholic News Service

During their annual spring general assembly in Indianapolis, U.S. bishops voted to make their Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty permanent. The committee was created in 2011 as concerns over limitations to religious liberty increased on the local and national level.

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).