LOOP: Lawmakers concerned about tariffs with China




TRADE WAR WITH CHINA  Lawmakers in both parties are uneasy over the escalating tariff escalation with China. But there seems to be little urgency on the part of lawmakers to stop it either. The Trump administration concedes that China is a “longer-term problem.” READ
FOOD STAMPS   The number of people on food stamps has declined by 3.6 million since President Trump was sworn into office.  READ
BAN ON STRAWS?   In response to an environmental viral video, many municipal governments are banning straws. That can be an incredible nuisance to Americans who like straws. But such a ban could hurt the disabled even more.  READ
COMEDY   Comedy today is much more politics than laughs. Thankfully, Jerry Seinfeld’s series “Comedians in Cars” is a wonderful escape from such politically correct ranting.  READ
DIGITAL BLACKLIST   Twitter suspends black conservative Candace Owens for quoting the New York Times’ new racist editor. After a backlash, Twitter says the suspension was “an error.” READ
CHURCH TEACHING & SAME-SEX ATTRACTION   Father Mike Schmitz has a brother who has same-sex attractions. And while he loves his brother dearly, Fr. Schmitz tried to steer his brother toward a path of true happiness — that never compromised the truth. His new book on the subject provides the same love and truth. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Whatever happened on Mount Tabor within the hearts of Peter, James and John, we will never know. The experience was more than words can describe. But certainly, the three Apostles had an experience of the glory of Jesus, the Son of God. In the Gospels, this event follows shortly after Jesus’ description of his human suffering, which will come before the glory of the resurrection. Suffering and glory are inextricably link in the mind of Jesus.  READ
DAILY READINGS  “The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.” (Ps 97:1)  READ
WITNESS   How one priest is bringing Jesus to the most dangerous city in the United States. An essential part of the priest’s plan? Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. READ

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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