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PowerLinks 09.24.13

The silence of our friends – the extinction of Christianity in the Middle East Ed West, The Spectator The last month and a half has seen perhaps the worst anti-Christian violence in Egypt in seven centuries, with dozens of churches torched. Continue Reading...

A Confederacy of IRS Dunces

A few months ago I wrote about how when I was a young Marine I learned that when the commanding officer says, “I wish” or “I desire,” these expressions have the force of a direct order and should be acted upon as if they had given a direct order. Continue Reading...

Multiple Companies Changing Insurance Plans Due To Obamacare

With Obamacare (the Affordable Health Care Act) set to begin on October 1, many companies are changing their employee health care. For some, it’s a change in what benefits employees will receive; for others, employees will be losing health care all together and told to sign up under Obamacare. Continue Reading...

Even in Prison There is Dignity in Work

In a program at Colorado’s Crowley County Correctional Facility, prisoners hand-make roof trusses and oak cabinets for use in Habitat For Humanity home. The inmates not only learn carpentry skills but the dignity of work: “For me, personally, having that apprenticeship was priceless,” said Mike Voss. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.23.13

Why Your iPhone Upgrade Is Good for the Poor Daniel Fletcher, Wall Street Journal The enormous capabilities of smartphones are being repurposed and redirected for use in the developing world. Gay Marriage Collides With Religious Liberty Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, Wall Street Journal Owners of small businesses are finding that honoring their faith can get them in trouble. Continue Reading...