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PowerLinks 11.22.13

Pope Francis calls for full religious freedom in the Middle East Cindy Wooden, Catholic Herald After a two-hour private meeting today with the patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic churches, Pope Francis prayed for peace and full religious freedom throughout the Middle East. Continue Reading...

So, Why Exactly Doesn’t Healthcare.gov Work?

The Obama Administration has stated that 106,000 people have managed to sign up for health care on the Healthcare.gov site, a site 3-1/2 years in the making. Both HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Henry Cho, have been grilled by congressional committees as to the incredibly poor performance of the website. Continue Reading...

Catharsis and ‘Catching Fire’

Today at Ethika Politika, Elyse Buffenbarger weighs in on violence and voyeurism in The Hunger Games: Flipping between reality television and footage of the war in Iraq, Susan Collins was inspired to pen The Hunger Games. Continue Reading...

Seattle Socialist Goes Wobbly Over Boeing

While we’ve grown accustomed to finding conservatives longing for a mythical Mayberry-era that never, in fact, actually existed, we expect those on the left to be perpetually forward-looking. So it’s rather disconcerting to see ‘progressives’ get nostalgic for the mostly mythical past. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.21.13

Church and State (Dept.): John Kerry Gets Religion Melissa Steffan, Christianity Today New adviser will (hopefully) make faith less foreign in foreign affairs. Not a “Prosperity Gospel” Greg Forster, Kern Pastors Network Churches should not only empower people to do their work well, but should help them to have a broader vision of economic flourishing and how communities can achieve it. Continue Reading...