Study: Congress should end IRS oversight of sermons
Bob Smietana, Baptist Press
In the 1950s, Congress banned charitable nonprofits–including churches — from endorsing candidates or otherwise intervening in elections. Any nonprofit that violated the ban could run afoul of the IRS. Churches risked losing their tax-exempt status if the preacher endorsed a candidate in a sermon.
Chicago’s Soda Tax Fizzles
Baylen Linnekin, Reason.com
Everybody realized it was about bringing in money, not improving public health.
Despite being harder hit by trade, the areas that went for Trump remain more dependent on trade than those won by Democrats.
If Freedom Is in Our DNA, Why Are We So Afraid of It?
Elise Daniel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
One of the major reasons we’ve lost economic freedom is because humans, by nature, hate uncertainty. We try to plan and control the future to reduce uncertainty.