PowerLinks 01.24.17

Pastor Calls For Church Transparency With IRS Form 990 Peter J Reilly, Forbes Reverend Frank B Jones is taking aim at the lack of financial transparency in churches. He has started a petition drive to require churches to play by the same rules as other not-for-profits and file Form 990 with the IRS every year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.23.17

Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work Emma Brown, Washington Post One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.20.17

The symbolism of Trump’s two inaugural Bible choices, from Lincoln to his mother Katie Mettler, Washington Post On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choices: a Bible his mother gifted him in 1955 when he graduated from Presbyterian Sunday school and the one President Abraham Lincoln used at his inauguration. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.19.17

$20 billion in farm subsidies doesn’t reach the poor, leaves them hungry Ryan Nabil and Vincent H. Smith, AEI New research suggests that agricultural subsidies have done little to help those below the poverty line become more food secure. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.18.17

The incoherence of Bishop Robert McElroy’s position on Catholic Social Thought and Public Unions Steve Bainbridge, Professor Bainbridge Public sector unionism in fact poses a direct and inescapable threat to the common good of society in a way that private unions simply do not. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.17.17

What is the “Invisible Hand”? Art Carden, The Imaginative Conservative Observers who disapprove of others’ exchanges too often want to substitute the visible fist of the state for the invisible hand of the market. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.16.17

Residents Are Already Rejecting Attempt To ‘Nickle And Dime’ Working Class With Soda Tax Steve Birr, The Daily Caller Lawmakers in Illinois are considering following the example of Philadelphia by imposing a large beverage tax on sugary products in the name of improving public health. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.13.17

U.S. Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process Susan Cornwell, Reuters The U.S. Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.12.17

Is a Christian pastor facing trumped-up charges in Sudan? Catholic News Agency, Crux The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which advises the U.S. government, has said in a recent report that Sudan’s government “continues to engage in systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of freedom of religion or belief.” Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Earthquake Reverberates Across State Lines Kevin Mooney, The Daily Signal Kentucky’s Gov. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.11.17

Foreign Aid Won’t End Under Trump—Here’s How to Make It Better Tim Meisburger, American Greatness Foreign Aid probably won’t disappear under Trump. But it is possible to redirect it and make it more effective in serving our interests while actually helping those who need it. Continue Reading...