PowerLinks 09.21.16

Are American Christians Really ‘Persecuted’? K.A. Ellis, Christianity Today If our overseas brothers and sisters say we are, then we probably are. Child Poverty Has Plummeted in the Last 20 Years—Here’s Why Daniel Huizinga, Opportunity Lives A new report by the Manhattan Institute’s Scott Winship shows child poverty has actually declined substantially over 20 years. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.20.16

Pope Francis says corruption as addictive as drugs Inés San Martín, Crux “Corruption produces addiction, and it generates poverty, exploitation, suffering. And how many victims there are in the world today!” Pope Francis said on Sunday, returning to an anti-corruption theme that’s been a cornerstone of his social teaching from the beginning. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.19.16

Why we need a new focus on work Angela Rachidi, AEI Our government programs should help more people become self-sufficient. But to do this, more people need to work. Genocide of Christians by ISIS a reality we can’t ignore Father Matthew Schneider, Crux Looking at the long-term history and percentages eliminated, the persecution of Assyrian Christians alone seems comparable to the Holocaust during World War II, yet when was the last time you heard about it in society or in the media? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.16.16

Nearly half of America’s black-owned businesses were launched in the last 5 years The Week African-Americans owned just 2.1 percent of the nation’s companies in 2014, despite making up 12 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.15.16

Note to Malthus: Life is Good Rachel Lu, Crisis Magazine Malthusian theories of scarcity have been haunting progressive thinking for decades now, and that’s not hard to understand when we consider the ethos of modern life. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.14.16

Tim Kaine’s radical roots Ken Blackwell, The Hill According to the media, Tim Kaine took a life transforming “mission” trip to Latin America in 1980. Conveniently left out of these stories, are the radical reality of the Cold War in Latin America and Tim Kaine’s Soviet sympathizing mentors. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.13.16

Morality Is Indispensable for Liberty Becky Akers, FEE The idea that my property belongs to me alone has become as quaint as “Thou shalt not steal.” The Conservative Churches Resettling Refugees Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic Despite pushback from Republicans, who have expressed concerns about admitting those from Syria and Iraq, religious groups continue to work in tandem with agencies to place individuals in their states. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.12.16

How to Talk School Choice and Win Beverly Hallberg, The Daily Signal “Choice” always seems to be a winning argument for the left, except when it comes to education. Liberals repeatedly cry foul as soon as someone champions school choice at (what they perceive to be) the expense of public education. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.09.16

How Can Your Church Serve Unemployed Men? Russell Moore With rates of male unemployment the way they are, your church has a spoken or unspoken specter over the men in your congregation and your community. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.08.16

You Don’t Have to Get Elected or Make Movies to Change Culture Greg Forster, TGC The place where we have the most opportunity to shine gospel light into our culture isn’t in elections or in movies, but in everyday workplaces. Continue Reading...