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What We’re Reading: July 29, 2016

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We are often asked what our team reads, and now we’re letting you in on the secret!

At the end of every week, members of our team will share a book review and articles that have informed and inspired us as we work to promote the principles of free markets, limited government, and strong families.

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We’d love to know what you’re reading, too!

2016 Democratic party platform reaches far left on social issues, driving many moderates away.

Kristen Day and Charles Camosy, Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2016

Hey, we know this guy!

Andrew Egger, The Daily Signal, July 27, 2016

How can politicians reconcile increased spending on Medicaid with the unacceptable healthcare outcomes it delivers?

Jeffrey Singer, Forbes, July 27, 2016

Long-term returns for U.S. public pensions are expected to drop to the lowest levels ever recorded.

Timothy W. Martin, Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2016

Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas. 256 pp. Thomas Nelson. $24.99.

Seven Women and the Secret of their Greatness by Eric Metaxas
Reviewed by Nikki Richardson, API Senior Director of Development

“In his book, Seven Women, Eric Metaxas tells the stories of Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Saint Maria of Paris, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa–7 women who were world changers. Metaxas carefully selected women who were not the first to do something a man had already done, but women who accomplished great things that could only be accomplished because they were women. My favorite chapter discussed Susanna Wesley and how she shaped the Methodist movement through the intentional and tireless way she raised her sons. As a mother of four children, this inspired me immensely. As a bonus, the notes portion at the end of the book can also serve as a reference of what to read next!”

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