Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 10.19.17

A Tax Proposal That Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty
Gene B. Sperling, The Atlantic

The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the country’s most effective anti-poverty policies, but it mostly leaves out a huge segment of workers: those without children.

Department of Justice announces settlement in HHS mandate suits
Adelaide Mena, Catholic News Agency

A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice has settled with more than 70 plaintiffs who had challenged the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate.

What Tax Reform Owes Families
Josh McCabe, Institute for Family Studies

Because the Child Tax Credit was not indexed when it was expanded in 2003, it’s lost 25% of its value in real terms.

The 100 Years War: The Church and Communism
Brian Kranick, Crisis Magazine

The past 100 years from 1917 to 2017 have been an encapsulation of the protoevangelium, when God told the serpent “I will put enmity between you and the woman.” This 100-years-war has signified a most pronounced phase in the enmity.

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).