Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute.

Recent blog posts by this author

New York City Ideologues Get Indigestion Over Chick-fil-A

America’s fastest-growing food chain has come to New York City. But as Hunter Baker notes in this week’s Acton Commentary, the “company’s success sticks in the craw of some who find it to be an alien presence due to the Christianity of the family...

Justice Alito Exposes the Hypocrisy of Liberal Double-standards

You probably haven’t even heard about it, but yesterday there was an exchange in the Supreme Court that future generations will regard as one of the most significant revelations of our political era. The case of Minnesota Voters Alliance v....

William F. Buckley, Jr. on Collectivism, Morality, and Power

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of William F. Buckley, Jr., founder of National Review and the father of postwar American conservatism. In his honor, here are six quotes by the inimitable writer on collectivism, freedom, and power. On...

5 Facts about Billy Graham (1918–2018)

The Rev. Billy Graham died February 21st, 2018 at the age of 99. Here are five facts you should know about the man who became the world’s most famous Protestant evangelist. 1. In 1934 at the age of 16, Graham was turned down for membership in a...

5 Facts about Washington’s Birthday

Today is the U.S. federal holiday known as Washington’s Birthday (not “Presidents Day—see item #1). In honor of George Washington’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the day set aside for our America’s premier founding father. 1....

The 5 Most Dangerous Countries for Christians

For the sixteenth consecutive year, North Korea is ranked as the most oppressive place in the world for Christians, according to the international non-profit ministry Open Doors. Every year Open Doors publishes the World Watch List to highlight...

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

The beloved novelist and Christian thinker C. S. Lewis was born on Nov. 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. In honor of his 119th birthday, here are six quotes from Lewis on government, economics, and freedom: On democratic government: “I am a...

Millennials in America Have a Troubling View of Communism and Socialism

Last year the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released their inaugural annual report on U.S. attitudes towards communism and socialism. The results were dispiriting. “We discovered a rampant amnesia about the crimes of communist regimes...

What You Should Know About Trump’s Tax Reform Framework

Later today in a speech in Indiana, President Trump will outline his tax reform framework. Here’s what you should know about the president’s plan: What are the goals of the tax reform framework? Trump’s tax plan has four stated goals: 1....

5 Facts about Antifa

Throughout 2017 a group known as Antifa has engaged in riots and violent protests at events across the country. Here is what you should know about the black-clad activists: 1. Antifa is a radical and often violent protest movement organized...

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