PowerLinks 02.06.17

Judge Gorsuch’s Record On Religious Liberty and Church-State Issues Howard Friedman, Religion Clause Here are religion cases in which Judge Gorsuch either wrote an opinion or served on the panel of the 10th Circuit which decided the case. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.03.17

Wealth Isn’t Just Measured in Money — It’s Measured in Choices Jonathan Newman, Mises Wire Somebody with little more than a small rented apartment with central air and heat, running water, and electricity to power a small TV and various appliances is wealthier than even the kings of old. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.02.17

Should Government Control What Low-Income People Eat? Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, RealClearMarkets The New York Times recently published a story on the use of SNAP benefits to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages, leading to renewed calls for banning the purchase of soda with SNAP. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.01.17

Limited Government as Insurance Bryan Caplan, EconLog In American political culture, conservatives have traditionally praised “limited government,” though libertarians are the main people who take it seriously. But it seems like almost everyone, regardless of ideology, should be interested in getting insurance against bad future uses of government power. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.31.17

Solidarity and Subsidiarity Peter Augustine Lawler, Starting Points Each American knows he or she is a citizen, but also more than a citizen. Solidarity with all human beings—through a universal conception of rights and of citizenship in the City of God—means that our world isn’t irredeemably divided into bands of friends out to rob their enemies blind. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.30.17

We Shouldn’t Have to Ask Permission to Work Robert Fellner, RealClearPolicy Wouldn’t it be great if there were a magic bullet that would simultaneously raise wages and employment while also lowering prices for consumers? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.27.17

A Revolution In Administrative Law Richard A. Epstein, Hoover Institute One of the most vital, but technical, items on the Republican agenda is not likely to get its fair share of public attention. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.26.17

Hundreds Rally in U.S. Capitol in Support for School Choice Israel Ortega, Opportunity Lives It’s not often that a dance party breaks out in the U.S. Capitol, but that’s exactly what happened as hundreds of students, parents and educators rallied in support for school choice on Tuesday. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.25.17

“America! America!”: Faith, Work, Law, and Liberty at the Inaugural Prayer Service Case Thorp, The Green Room Without these essential four elements, America does not work. Will America continue to work? Continue Reading...

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...