Charitable Hospitals To Be Fined Under Obamacare

A new provision under Obamacare will fine tax-exempt hospitals via the Internal Revenue Service: A new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, sets new standards of review and installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.18.13

The Moral Challenge of America’s Pension Crisis Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest America’s pension crisis has crossed the line from financial challenge to moral crisis. The Spiritual Value of Mortgage Banking Derek Rishmawy, Reformedish In some churches, guys are often fed the lie that unless they’re a pastor, or doing some ‘secular’ work that can be quickly linked to some moral or spiritual value, it’s 2nd-class work. Continue Reading...

Long Live America’s King

The government shutdown and debate over the debt limit has ended — at least for now — with a rather anticlimactic denouement. A majority of Congressional representatives recognized that approving legislation was the only way to avert an economic and political crisis. Continue Reading...

Activist Shareholders Are Cereal Killers

The 2013 proxy shareholder season is over, resolutions debated into their respective win/loss columns and reports filed. This hasn’t stopped those shareholder Godflies – the clergy, nuns and other religious on the left – from firing the first salvos for 2014 corporate battles. Continue Reading...

30 Million Slaves

30 million. It could be just another statistic, another number in a blur of facts and figures that fly by our faces in a day. But this 30 million has a face. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.17.13

Malaysian court rules use of ‘Allah’ exclusive to Muslims Siva Sithraputhran, Reuters A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country. Continue Reading...

Commentary: Self-Discipline Today or Hardship Tomorrow

“Wishful thinking will not fix our nation’s spending and debt problem,” says Dylan Pahman in this week’s Acton Commentary. “The longer we procrastinate, the harder it will be for us to actually do it.” In the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, a collection of wise stories and sayings from the first Christian monks, the following is attributed to one Abba Zeno: “Never lay a foundation on which you might sometime build yourself a cell.” This saying has at least two possible applications: 1) Do not start something you do not intend to see through. Continue Reading...