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).

Posts by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 07.26.19

What the Founders Had to Say About National Debt Cal Thomas, The Daily Signal The Founders of the United States of America warned against massive federal debt, but, to our detriment, their political descendants are not paying attention. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.25.19

The Debt Is Mounting. Here’s How to Rescue Our Children’s Future. Romina Boccia, The Daily Signal With an economy that’s strong, that creates opportunities, and that grows wages, people are experiencing the American dream. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about federal deficits

What just happened? The White House Office of Management and Budget recently released a forecast that the federal deficit would exceed $1 trillion this year. As Fox News points out, this would be the first time since the four years following the Great Recession that the deficit reached that level. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.24.19

Wars on Poverty Marvin Olasky, WORLD About once a month a WORLD reader asks me, “What should I read to learn how to help the poor and how not to?” Industrial Policy and National Conservatism: A Debate Law and Liberty Oren Cass and Richard Reinsch debate the resolution, “America should adopt an industrial policy.” Where a Major Child-Poverty Report Went Wrong Robert VerBruggen, Institute for Family Studies When the report dropped in February, conservatives were especially irked by its sidelining of work requirements. Continue Reading...

One nation under debt

The federal debt is a risk to our future. The nation’s growing debt will weaken our economy and threaten our safety and security. Unfortunately, politicians either avoid the issue or suggest reforms that sound good but can’t solve the problem. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.23.19

How to Talk to Millennials About Socialism Ben Wilterdink, The Beacon While it is true that many, or even most, Millennials tell pollsters that they prefer socialism over capitalism, this finding obscures the fact that many don’t really understand what those terms mean. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.22.19

As religious freedom summit ends, State Department announces new alliance, sanctions Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service Trump administration officials announced a new alliance with U.S. partners focused on religious freedom and new sanctions against foreign military officials supporting countries the U.S. Continue Reading...

Bernie Sanders cares more about unions than he does his own workers

Who would have predicted that the hottest labor dispute of the summer would be between the workers and management of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign? Sanders is a long-time champion of raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour, so his campaign workers assumed they’d earn that level of pay too: Campaign field hires have demanded an annual salary they say would be equivalent to a $15-an-hour wage, which Sanders for years has said should be the federal minimum. Continue Reading...