Top 10 articles of the week 28/06/2013

We’re back on schedule this week (articles of the week are usually published on a Friday) and in a period where we’ve seen the US Supreme Court rule that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to define marriage between a man and a woman, and ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi given a lengthy custodial sentence, here are my top ten articles this week. As always, thanks for reading and please feel free to comment. Please note, I don’t necessarily agree with all the views expressed here, but feel that they provoke thought and interest.

  1. Prop 8, DOMA and the Christian response by Ed Stetzer – Christianity Today (The Exchange Blog by Ed Stetzer)
  2. Article 18: An orphaned right – A report by the APPG on Religious Freedom (read Executive Summary)
  3. Married couples to be offered tax breaks before the next election by Rowena Mason – The Daily Telegraph
  4. Can Democrats win back the deep south? By Moly Ball – The Atlantic
  5. Ending poverty by giving the poor money by Annie Lowrey – The New York Times
  6. Italian ex-PM Berlusconi sentenced in Ruby sex case – BBC News World
  7. ‘Who you know’ counts, says survey – BBC News Politics
  8. The state of our welfare: IPPR/YouGov poll reveals opportunites for popular reform by Nick Pearce – IPPR (Nick’s blogs)
  9. ‘We should have talked to Taliban’ says top British officer in Afghanistan by Emma Graham-Harrison – The Guardian
  10. Edward Snowden and the Ecuador Context by M.Carpenter-Arevalo – Medium

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