PowerLinks 04.25.17

Originalism and the Future of Religious Freedom Kurt T. Lash, Library of Law and Liberty For historians seeking the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, few issues are trickier than the question of national religious liberty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.24.17

Does the United States Belong on Persecution Lists? Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today Should the US be included on such lists? Here’s how experts weighed in. Is It Okay To Ban Nonprofits From Tax-Funded Programs Solely Because They’re Religious? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.21.17

The Supreme Court can deliver a pivotal win for school choice Frederick M. Hess and Grant Addison, AEI What started as a playground scuffle might well lead to a school-choice knockout. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.20.17

Hike in minimum wage prompts more closings of San Francisco restaurants Sean Higgins, Washington Examiner San Francisco’s higher minimum wage is causing an increasing number of restaurants to go out of business even before it is fully phased in, a new study by the Harvard Business School found. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.19.17

Freedom of worship is on the decline in many countries The Economist A new report quantifies religious persecution by both governments and individuals How to Turn a Poor Country into a Rich Country the Easy Way Daniel J. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.18.17

Which State Sends Most Taxes To Dc? Hint: It’s Not A State Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.17.17

Share of married Americans is falling, but they still pay most of the nation’s income taxes Anthony Cilluffo, Pew Research While the share of U.S. adults who are married has been falling steadily over the past 40 years, married people continue to earn most of the nation’s income and pay the vast majority of income taxes, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of IRS tax administration data. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.14.17

Everything You Need to Know about Global Poverty Luis Pablo de la Horra, FEE No matter how you measure the living standards worldwide, the world has never been a better place in which to live. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.13.17

An Open Letter from 1,470 Economists on Immigration New American Economy The undersigned economists represent a broad swath of political and economic views. Among us are Republicans and Democrats alike. Some of us favor free markets while others have championed for a larger role for government in the economy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.12.17

How Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church against anti-migrant populism Anthony Faiola and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post As politicians around the world including President Trump take an increasingly hard line on immigration, a powerful force is rallying to the side of migrants: the Roman Catholic Church led by Pope Francis. Continue Reading...