PowerLinks 05.09.17

Why Conservatives Should Be Environmentalists Nathan J. Beacom, Public Discourse Environmentalism makes us loyal to one another in a fundamental way, points us to values beyond mere utility, and directs us back to the natural order of which we are a part. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.08.17

The Role of Religious Freedom Today Rep. Francis Rooney, RealClearPolicy Throughout history religion has played a stabilizing role in society. When practiced freely, religion establishes a moral compass for people to follow, which in turn leads to tolerance of differing views and comity in civil society. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.05.17

Net Neutrality Is On the Outs. This Bill Would Repeal It for Good. Sen. Mike Lee, The Daily Signal The Restoring Internet Freedom Act would nullify the FCC’s 2015 order that instituted net neutrality rules, and would prevent a similar order in the future. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.04.17

Dozens of lawmakers press Trump for religious freedom protection Matt Hadro, Catholic News Service More than 50 members of Congress, impatient with the current administration’s hesitance regarding religious freedom, have written a letter to President Trump calling on him to protect the “freedom to follow one’s conscience, faith and deeply held moral convictions.” The conditions that help poor people make better decisions, according to new research Jon M. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.03.17

Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views Samantha Smith, Pew Research Beyond partisan differences over economic policies, there are stark divisions on a fundamental question: What makes someone rich or poor? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.02.17

Why Poverty, Inc. is a Must-See Documentary Ericka Andersen, The Corner If you aren’t familiar with the documentary, I highly recommend adding it to your viewing schedule in haste. While the film came out a couple of years ago, it was only recently released on Netflix and to a wider audience — and has been embraced by liberals and conservatives alike. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.01.17

Arbor Day Has Free-Market Roots Daniel Hager, FEE Government, under the disguise of protecting home industry, is actually paying a bounty for the speedy destruction of US forests. The Government Is Staying Open—For Now Russell Berman, The Atlantic The House and Senate voted to extend federal funding for another week, averting a shutdown to buy more time for negotiations on a large spending bill. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.28.17

One Need Not Choose Between the Rule of Law and Constitutional Federalism Todd Zywicki, Library of Law and Liberty Competitive federalism does not undermine but in fact reinforces the rule of law. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.27.17

Why the only future worth building includes everyone Pope Francis, TED A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.26.17

Should Mothers’ Labor Force Participation Be a Policy Goal? Amber Lapp, Family Studies Taking care of kids is a full-time job, whether you’re a paid nanny or daycare worker or an unpaid mom. Continue Reading...