PowerLinks 08.12.16

Black Pastors Are Breaking the Law to Get Hillary Clinton Elected Emma Green, The Atlantic According to a new survey from Pew Research Center, roughly 9 percent of people who have attended religious services in the last few months have heard clergy speak out in favor of a political candidate, and roughly 11 percent have heard clergy speak in opposition. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.11.16

Here Are 7 Ways Free Trade Has Helped Michigan Tori Whiting, The Daily Signal In 2010, the Michigan economy was on the rocks—715,000 people were out of work, and the Great Lakes State’s gross domestic product had contracted by 7.6 percent by the time the recession ended. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.10.16

Comparing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Stances on Economic Issues Meghan Keneally Liz Kreutz , ABC News The future of the economy is going to be at the center of the 2016 campaign this week, as Donald Trump is slated to give a major speech on the topic today and Hillary Clinton will share her views days later. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.09.16

California bill threatens religious freedom, minorities and the poor Archbishop José Gomez and Bishop Charles Blake, Crux Current California law exempts religious schools from nondiscrimination laws in cases where applying them violates their beliefs. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.08.16

Protectionism Will Not Relieve the Plight of the Working Class Cathy Reisenwitz, FEE A recent study showed that 85% of the job losses in manufacturing from 2000 to 2010 resulted from productivity growth, not outsourcing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.05.16

Is Global Warming a Sign of the End Times? Ronald Bailey, Reason.com The folks over at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication conducted a poll of 1,200 or so Americans regarding their religious and climate beliefs. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.04.16

A Ban on Refugees Would Shut Out More Christians than Muslims David Bier, FEE Because most Syrian refugees are Muslim, and Syria has received the bulk of the attention recently, many people have come to associate the refugee program exclusively with the Middle East and Muslims. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.03.16

Pope Francis, world leader of the modern anti-slavery movement Christopher White, Crux On this worldwide anti-human trafficking day, the director of Catholic Voices USA salutes the epic efforts of Pope Francis to lead a global movement against one of the scourges of our time. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.02.16

One Way to Help Native Americans: Property Rights Naomi Schaefer Riley , The Atlantic The United States’ impoverished tribes cannot buy or sell reservation land. Changing federal policy could improve their fortunes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.01.16

Both Parties Used to Back Free Trade. Now They Bash It. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times Criticism of trade agreements, notably the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a rare point of political agreement, including from the presidential nominees. Continue Reading...