Explainer: The Hobby Lobby Amicus Briefs

Last week, over 80 amicus briefs were filed with the Supreme Court on both sides of Hobby Lobby’s challenge to the HHS contraceptive-abortifacient mandate. Here’s what you need to know about amicus briefs and their role in this case. Continue Reading...

ICCR Working Inside Progressive Bubble

“A little older, a little more confused,” the late Dennis Hopper once intoned. One month into 2014, the same could be said for this writer. After all, what could be more confusing than members of the religious community employed as willing conspirators in the great organized labor gambit to stifle corporate political speech? Continue Reading...

Transformation Starts with Culture

“We need transformation, relief, and opportunity…in that order,” says AEI’s Arthur Brooks in a new video on conservatism and poverty alleviation. “Transformation starts with culture. Transformation is faith, family, community, and work…That’s the beginning of getting people into the process of rising.” Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.31.14

In Praise of Simple Government Paul David Miller, The Federalist Congress should reauthorize the president to reorganize the executive branch of government. Can the Minimum Wage Close the Opportunity Gap? Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics This executive order begs the larger question: Would a minimum wage applied to all industries be the great equalizer? Continue Reading...

Has ‘Income Inequality’ Become Code For ‘Envy?’

There are, according to Christian teaching, 7 deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. Unchecked, these dark places in the human heart will lead to the ultimate death of Hell (yes, some of us still believe in that.) There is much discussion today about “income inequality.” President Obama has declared it the most important issue of our time. Continue Reading...