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PowerLinks 06.21.17

Can Conservatives, Christians, And Environmentalists Co-Exist In Caring For Creation? The Federalist Joel Salatin is a self-described Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He joins Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, to make explain why environmentalism should not be reserved for secular liberals, but can be part of a Christian’s calling to stewardship. Continue Reading...
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Exulting in the monotony of fatherhood

Fatherhood is a wild ride, yet in my own personal reflections on and around Father’s Day, I’m routinely reminded that amid and alongside all the adventure, the challenges of fatherhood mostly play out in the small and intimate moments of daily life. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about refugees in America

Today is World Refugee Day, an annual observance created by the United Nations to “commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.” Here are five facts you should know about refugees and refugee policy in the United States. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.20.17

John Stuart Mill’s Intolerant Faith and the Religion of Liberalism Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse John Stuart Mill foreshadows the deeply intolerant faith and agenda of contemporary liberalism. The US Supreme Court just ruled that using social media is a constitutional right Ephrat Livni, Quartz Public space in the digital age has no shape and no physical place. Continue Reading...
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Liberalism in all things except liberalism

Samuel Gregg, director of research at the Acton Institute, recently published a review of Maurice Cowling’s 1963 book Mill and Liberalism, in which Cowling warns of the tendency towards “moral totalitarianism” in John Stuart Mill’s “religion of liberalism.” Gregg acknowledges fifty-four years after Cowling’s warning, “significant pressures are now brought to bear on those whose views don’t fit the contemporary liberal consensus.” The book’s analysis “provides insights not only into liberal intolerance in our time but also into how to address it.” Mill was not the “secular saint of tolerance” many suggest he was. Continue Reading...

The solution to healthcare is solidarity, not socialism

“The answer to the healthcare conundrum is not be found in Congress or in the White House, or in any draconian centre of usurped power,” says Joseph Pearce, “it is to be found on our own doorstep, in our own homes and in the homes of our neighbors.” Put simply, the principle of subsidiarity rests on the assumption that the rights of small communities—e.g., families, neighbourhoods, private associations, small businesses —should not be violated by the intervention of larger communities—e.g., the state or centralized bureaucracies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.19.17

How Science Is Losing Its Humanity Ron Clutz, Science Matters Today science and the “philosophy of mind”—its thoughtful assistant, which is sometimes smarter than the boss—are threatening Western culture with the exact opposite of humanism. Continue Reading...
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