Nuns on the Bus vs. ISIS?
Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism
The liberal Catholic activist group Network, headed by Sister Simone Campbell, famous for “Nuns on the Bus,” is asking supporters to urge President Obama to exercise strong “diplomacy” against the “violence” in northern Iraq.
The Repeating of Christian History
Shannon Holzer, The Imaginative Conservative
Though Christianity is currently legal in the United States, its enemies still use the same tactics as their ancient predecessors did when it was legally banned.
ISIS Is on the Verge of Expelling Northern Iraq’s Religious Minorities
Nina Shea, The Corner
While much attention is being given to the destruction of Nineveh’s ancient monuments, the suffering of the province’s religious minorities at the hands of the jihadists is being given short shrift by both the media and our political leaders. Individual lives and entire civilizations are being destroyed, not in conflict – there hasn’t been much — but through the deliberate convert-or-die policies of the Islamist extremists.
Why Are Fewer People Using Food Stamps?
Katrina Trinko, The Daily Signal
In recent years, the number of food stamp recipients has skyrocketed, growing by about 26.39 million people from 2003 to 2013, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity. In 2013, about 47 million people received food stamps.