White House: We Don’t Negotiate With (GOP) Terrorists

In what presumably was a misguided attempt to have Aaron Sorkin pen their newest round of armor-piercing media talking points, the White House sent adviser Dan Pfeiffer to the set of CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper armed to the teeth with explosive political metaphors meant to describe the GOP’s position on debt-ceiling negotiations. Continue Reading...

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PowerLinks 09.27.13

The Duties of a Free Citizen Kevin Gutzman, Intercollegiate Review I here make a radical proposal:  conservatives must speak of religion more often.  When it comes to art broadly considered—encompassing music, architecture, painting, and sculpture—the only way back is upward. Continue Reading...

How Christians Become Cultural Leaders

Christianity can and should be a leading influence in human culture, says Greg Forster. We do this not by seizing control of the institutions of culture but acting as cultural entrepreneurs — like the biblical figure Job: Before he was stricken, Job was a cultural leader. Continue Reading...

World Contraception Day: No Celebrating, Please

John Seager, president of Population Connection, has written an article at the Huffington Post regarding World Contraception Day. Entitled (and I don’t think he meant for this to be a non sequitur), “A World Without Contraception Is No Place For People,” Seager mournfully asks the reader to envision a world where there is no birth control because “right-wing anti-contraception crusaders” have gotten their way. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.26.13

Nuns Challenge Obamacare’s Contraception Rule Louise Radnofsky, Washington Wire A public-interest law firm challenging the federal health law’s requirement that employers cover contraception in workers’ insurance plans has a new plaintiff: nuns. Continue Reading...