PowerLinks 06.30.16

Supreme Court rejects pharmacists’ appeal on contraception Associated Press The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.29.16

Professor raised under communism explains academics’ love of socialism – and why they’re wrong Julianne Stanford, The College Fix The difference between ideas and facts is lost on leftist scholars. What Is the Promise of the Free Enterprise System? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.28.16

Thomas Sowell’s Escape from Socialism Joe Carter, The Stream Sowell thought his way into Marxism, then back out again into a vision of freedom. How Failures Helped Lead to Success in New York’s War on Poverty Linda Gibbs and Robert Doar, Washington Monthly “You might say, why should we pay people for doing what they are supposed to do?” Bloomberg asked a crowd at the National Press Club in Washington, DC in August 2007. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.27.16

Right wing doesn’t mean pro-free market Scott Sumner, EconLog When a politician runs on a platform of opposition to reforming runaway social programs and opposition to free trade and investment, don’t assume they are going to implement free market policies if elected, just because they represent the “right-wing” party. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.24.16

It’s official: Britain votes for Brexit, and will quit the European Union Quartz With the vast majority of votes counted in Britain’s EU referendum, the result is clear. Voters in the UK narrowly chose to exit the European Union—a so-called “Brexit”—by a margin of 52% to 48%. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.23.16

California Bill Would Ultimately Erase Religious Schools Holly Scheer, The Federalist Proponents of Senate Bill 1146 say they need to give students grounds to sue religious schools for teaching their religion, because ‘discrimination.’ Whatever happened to freedom of religion? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.22.16

California’s state religion Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.21.16

Seven Deadly Progressive Education Myths Jane Robbins, The Federalist Our schools are failing our kids, and ‘Seven Myths About Education’ explains how politics replaced pedagogy. Why One Democratic Congresswoman Wants To Drug-Test The Rich Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR The richest Americans take heavy advantage of the tax code’s many deductions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.20.16

One State Is Making It Easier for Government to Take Property Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal Over the last two years, the shortfalls of the civil forfeiture system have garnered attention from both the media and state and federal lawmakers as more and more people who had property seized by police have come forward—the vast majority of whom were never charged with a crime. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.17.16

Speaker Ryan’s Call For Regulatory Humility Susan E. Dudley, Forbes House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a new plan yesterday aimed at reviving the stalled economy by reforming the way the federal government regulates. Continue Reading...