Blog author: jcarter
Monday, September 24, 2012

Do Social Programs Intrude on ‘Moral Space’?
Benjamin Wiker, National Catholic Register

It is primarily the Church’s moral duty to care for the poor, not the state’s. Thinking it’s the state’s duty has led many well-intentioned Catholics to believe that their moral responsibility to the poor is fulfilled by lobbying for state social welfare programs.

What does it take to feed the hungry?
Jason King, Catholic Moral Theology

How can we as Christians do this? What does it take to meet the needs of the neighbor and strangers during this time?

The Founders’ Free Speech/Press Clause
Eugene Volokh, The Volokh Conspiracy

Some saw the freedom of the press as broader and some as narrower. Some saw the freedom of the press as including the freedom to publish what had been earlier seen as “seditious libel” and some saw it as not including this.

Food Stamp Participation Doubled Among Able-Bodied Adults After Obama Suspended Work Requirement
Rachel Sheffield, The Foundry

A new report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) confirms that food stamp participation doubled among able-bodied adults after the Obama Administration suspended the program’s work requirements.