PowerLinks 10.07.16

The Case for Trade, and Why American Leaders Need to Make It Robert B. Zoellick, Harvard Business Review Trade is in trouble in U.S. politics. Both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have blamed U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.06.16

To reduce recidivism rates, give prisoners more books Ephrat Livni, Quartz The US Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 75% of released inmates are rearrested within five years—which is not just a societal problem, but also a major taxpayer expense. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.05.16

Tradinistas: Angry, Churchy Millennials Who Scorn Freedom and Demand a Guaranteed Income for Breathing John Zmirak, The Stream For years, I have been warning of a rising movement among younger, self-styled “orthodox” Catholics (and some other Christians) which rejects important moral truths and embraces crude economic errors. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.04.16

Can You Have a Good Life if You Don’t Have a Good Job? Michael Lind, New York Times Should the goal of public policy be to ensure that all Americans can have good jobs — or good lives? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.03.16

Religious freedom on campus: What students can and can’t do Candi Cushman, ERLC How would you respond if one of these scenarios happened to your child, or to a student in your youth group? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.30.16

House OKs Plan for $170 Million to Fix Flint Water System Alan Fram, Associated Press The House easily approved an election-year plan Wednesday to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public health catastrophe that became an acrimonious partisan dispute. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.29.16

Religious Freedom: The Basis for Human Rights . . . and the Survival of Christians in the Middle East Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Public Discourse It is time for the international community to respond to the plight of Christians in the middle east. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.28.16

How a Dutch Prime Minister Changed My Life Bruce Ashford, TGC This one book shaped the way I think and live; I carry its ideas with me every day. Millions in U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.27.16

The three A’s of religious liberty Andrew T. Walker, ERLC Religious liberty can be a difficult concept to wrap our heads around. Secular individuals view it as a religious idea while religious individuals view it as a political idea. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.24.16

Why Moscow’s most iconic church used to be a swimming pool Marius Mortsiefer and Kerstin Pelzer, DW The Soviets blew up Moscow’s once majestic Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Now, its golden cupolas shine again in Moscow. Continue Reading...