PowerLinks 11.19.13

Why Coolidge Is Cool Again David Pietrusza, The Federalist The 30th president not only offers us a lesson on what was done, but what will have to be done again. Hurdles Seen for Change to China’s One-Child Rule Chris Buckley, New York Times The Chinese government’s decision to relax a decades-old one-child limit on couples has already encountered two problems likely to test dozens of social and economic changes promised by President Xi Jinping — vagaries about implementation and magnified public expectations of even bigger changes ahead. Continue Reading...

Where Is All That ‘Dark Money’ Coming From?

Liberal Dark Money in your wallet? Your writer possesses well-meaning friends forever vigilant in my best interests. Most recently, one such kind soul sent an email alerting me to the dangers of so-called “dark money” in the political process. Continue Reading...

‘Tea Party Catholic:’ The Necessity of Faith and Liberty

Fr. C John McCloskey, research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute, recently reviewed Sam Gregg’s Tea Party Catholic at the National Catholic Register. In “Life, Liberty and Faith,” McCloskey says, “Gregg builds an argument for free economy and human flourishing that is a must-read, regardless of your political affiliation or whether you are Catholic or a serious Christian concerned about the rapidly diminishing religious liberty in the United States.” McCloskey points out at the book focuses on the only Catholic founding father, Charles Carroll. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.18.13

China to Ease 1-Child Policy, Abolish Labor Camps Gillian Wong, Associated Press China will loosen family planning rules that limit many couples to a single child in the first substantial change to the unpopular policy in nearly three decades, as leaders seek to address a rapidly aging population. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg on Pope Francis and Latin American Political History

Carl E Olson, editor of The Catholic World Report, recently wrote an article addressing the  perception of Pope Francis by media members outside the Catholic Church. He says: Many in the American media, however, have already made up their minds: yes, the new pope is “liberal”, and that supposed fact is a big problem for those “conservative” bishops who keep harping about fringe issues such as the killing of the unborn, sexual immorality, the familial foundations of society, and the need to evangelize. Continue Reading...