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Rev. Ben Johnson is executive editor of the Acton Institute’s flagship journal, Religion & Liberty. Much of his online work focuses on the principles necessary to create a free and virtuous society in the transatlantic sphere (the U.S., Canada, and Europe). He also edits Acton's Powerblog.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History summa cum laude from Ohio University and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Rev. Johnson was a panelist at the 2016 CPAC.

His writings have appeared in Spectator USA, The American Spectator, the (UK) Guardian, National Catholic Register, Aleteia, The Stream, Real Clear Policy, Real Clear Religion, Conservative Review, The Daily Caller, and Human Events, and have been cited by National Review, CBS News, Fox News, and the Rush Limbaugh Show.

He was managing editor of FrontPage Magazine and U.S. Bureau Chief at LifeSiteNews. He is the author of two books on tax-exempt foundations, as well as Party of Defeat (2008, Spence Publishing, with David Horowitz).  

Before turning to online journalism and editing, he spent more than a decade in all facets of radio broadcasting, including news and talk. He is a frequent guest on secular and Christian talk radio and television.

He also serves a parish in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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