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...

PowerLinks 06.16.16

What if God wants the lesser prairie-chicken to go extinct? Eric Holst, Environemental Defense Fund I found myself in a tricky spot: being asked to expound on God’s will for the lesser prairie-chicken. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.15.16

End crony capitalism to end global poverty Joe Carter, Washington Examiner For as long as there have been government officials, there have been economic cronies — friends, family, and associates who use their connections for their own financial gain. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.14.16

Does John Oliver Know Anything About Debt Collection? Christopher Miller, The Federalist I have enjoyed ‘Last Week Tonight’ in the past, but now that I see just how twisted the facts get in his segments, I wonder if I can trust them to provide anything but excellent analogies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.14.16

20 Quotes from Baptists on Religious Liberty Joe Carter, ERLC “Freedom of conscience, unlimited freedom of mind,” said the American historian George Bancroft, “was from the first the trophy of the Baptists.” Since the 1600s Baptists have been the forefront of defending religious freedom, not only for themselves and other Christians, but for Jews, Muslims, and other religions groups. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.10.16

Is Religious Freedom For Non-Christians Too? Russell Moore Does religious liberty apply to non-Christian religions? Someone told me this week that he had seen a Baptist writer question whether Muslim Americans qualify for religious liberty “benefits.” Poll: Over Half of Unemployed Workers are Giving Up Looking for Jobs Opportunity Lives A recent study conducted by Harris Poll determined that 59 percent of workers who have been unemployed more than two years have already left the workforce completely. Continue Reading...