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PowerLinks 11.26.13

Court Confronts Religious Rights of Corporations Adam Liptak, New York Times Legal experts say the court is all but certain to step in, setting the stage for another major decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Continue Reading...

How to Help the Working Poor on Thanksgiving

Want to help the working poor this Christmas season? Nicole Gelinas has a free-market suggestion: Don’t shop on Thanksgiving. More than half a decade on, we’re still missing 976,000 jobs — and we’re missing 12 million jobs if you figure that jobs should grow as the population grows. Continue Reading...

Imagination And Virtue

Anne got her best friend, Diana, drunk. Sick-drunk. Neither was old enough to drink, and Anne didn’t really mean to, but…there it was. Diana’s mother was horrified, and forbade the friendship to go on. Continue Reading...

‘Tea Party Catholic’ Now Available as an eBook

Samuel Gregg’s latest, Tea Party Catholic, is now available for the Kindle. You can buy this version through Amazon, or if you prefer the paper version, visit TeaPartyCatholic.com Robert P George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University says, “The book is as carefully and, indeed, rigorously argued as it is provocatively titled. Continue Reading...

Key Injunction Won In HHS Case

The Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie, along with several nonprofit groups, have won a preliminary injunction against implementing the HHS mandate. U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab granted an injunction in favor of these organizations. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.25.13

Judge Strikes Down Housing Tax Break for Pastors Katelyn Beaty, Christianity Today One of the most important tax breaks available to American pastors is unconstitutional. C.S. Lewis: Scholar to the Common Man Gracy Olmstead, The American Conservative Some people have said C.S. Continue Reading...

‘Get Your Hands Dirty’: The Importance of a Rightly Ordered Life

At the Values & Capitalism blog, Jacqueline Otto Isaacs reviews Jordan Ballor’s Get Your Hands Dirty. Isaacs explains how Ballor articulates a vision for the proper orientation for our lives: In his recent release, “Get Your Hands Dirty,” Jordan Ballor of the Acton Institute lays out a clear case for why Christians ought to have rightly ordered lives and what that might look like. Continue Reading...