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PowerLinks 01.19.16

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Sorry, the Bible doesn’t promise to make America great again
Russell Moore, Washington Post

Sometime around the Fourth of July or Memorial Day, you might see a sign advertising a “God and country” rally or prayer breakfast. I can almost guarantee that, if you attend, you will hear, at least once, 2 Chronicles 7:14.

A “Poverty Preference” in College Admissions?
The American Interest

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a philanthropic organization that awards scholarships to low-income, high-achieving high school students, is earning some well-deserved media attention for its comprehensive report on how and why colleges should attract more kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Net Neutrality’s Religious Freedom Problem
Arielle Roth, CapX

A successful RFRA challenge on the part of Jnet or TVO would have civil rights implications beyond the immediate context.

The War on Poverty Has Failed. Here’s How Conservatives Can Fix It
Opportunity Lives

Fifty years ago in 1964, Democratic President Lyndon Johnson declared that the federal government would wage on poverty. Since then taxpayers have shelled out over $22 trillion for federal poverty programs, yet the poverty rate has barely moved from 19% in 1965 to 14.8% in 2014, meaning there are 46 million impoverished Americans.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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