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PowerLinks 02.13.17

The Gorsuch Confirmation And The Finnis Connection Steven Hayward, PowerLine Never heard of John Finnis? I predict you will in the confirmation hearings. And the likelihood is that Democrats will make fools of themselves, or at the very least unwittingly reveal their essential contempt for the American Founding, and the only question is whether Gorsuch, who appears to be a gentleman of the first order, will restrain himself from embarrassing them out of the political calculus of merely wanting to get to a confirmation vote with the least amount of controversy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.11.17

Christian charged with blasphemy, 106 Muslims acquitted Morning Star A 70-year-old Christian in Pakistan was jailed on blasphemy charges on the same day 106 Muslims accused in a 2013 attack on a Christian colony were acquitted. Continue Reading...

Does David Beckham have a moral obligation to get ‘soaked’?

Retired soccer legend David Beckham was denied knighthood in 2013 after British authorities flagged him for “tax avoidance,” according to a new story in the Telegraph. Beckham had invested in Ingenious Media, a company that supported the British film industry – and also allowed investors to write off their losses.  Continue Reading...
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Business for the common good

“If you are a young person saying ‘I want to go into ministry because I want to change culture,’ how would delete the word ministry and replace it with business?” asks Greg Thornbury, president of The King’s College in New York City. Continue Reading...

R.I.P. Hans Rosling: 4 memorable talks by the Swedish statistician

This week, we received the sad news that Professor Hans Rosling has passed away due to pancreatic cancer. A brilliant statistician and mesmerizing public speaker, Rosling was widely known for his dazzling data visualizations and compelling lectures on health, poverty, population, religion, inequality, and economic growth. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.10.17

Confessions of a Catholic convert to capitalism Arthur C. Brooks, America “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Prov 16:9). God puts the truth before us in unexpected places, I have learned. Continue Reading...