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PowerLinks 07.22.14

On Poverty James V. Schall, Aleteia Erroneous ideas on how to help the poor are a major cause of the problem. ISIS to Christians in Mosul: convert, pay or die CNN Just days after the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said they killed hundreds of Syrians, dozens of Iraqi Christian families are now fleeing the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, hoping to avoid a similar fate. Continue Reading...

Religious Left Takes Vow of Silence on Left-Wing ‘Dark Money’

When it comes to political and lobbying spending, it’s a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world, to quote the Kinks’ Ray Davies. Leftist organizations such as the Center for Political Accountability, the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, and As You Sow seemingly check the closets and under the beds each night to ensure corporations aren’t exercising their First Amendment rights to freely engage in the political process. Continue Reading...

Was The Current Border Crisis A Foreseeable Event?

In a scathing report in The Washington Post, reporters David Nakamura, Jerry Markon and Manuel Roig-Franzia detail how the current border crisis involving a surge of children from Mexico and Central America was predicted by several human rights organizations and that the Obama administration failed to act, thus creating not only the increase in children illegally crossing the border, but also the desperate conditions the children have had to endure. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.21.14

How Entrepreneurs Practice Their Faith Through Companies Chris Horst, OnFaith When religious practice and corporate policy converge. What’s Happening To Gordon College Is Just The Beginning Joy Pullmann, The Federalist There is far more government bullying ahead for every private school, charity, parachurch organization, and even churches. Continue Reading...

How to Understand Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is the most political film of the year. And likely to be one of the most misunderstood. Snowpiercer is also very weird, which you’d probably expect from a South Korean sci-fi post-apocalyptic action film based on a French graphic novel that stars Chris Evans (Captain America) and Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia). Continue Reading...

Audio: Elise Hilton on the Border Crisis

Earlier today, Elise Hilton was featured on the Neal Larson Show discussing several facets of the current “Border Crisis” and suggesting how to address this situation. Listen below: jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_1').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Read Hilton’s commentary this week comparing our current situation with one 50 years ago in Cuba. Continue Reading...

Fewer Babies, Longer Lives

The Transom links today to a piece about how Proctor & Gamble is ramping up product lines aimed at older adults. “The flip side of the low birthrate is we’re all living longer,” said corporate exec Tom Falk. Continue Reading...