Corporate Welfare: Why?

I have yet to read a moral argument for why the taxes collected from working men and women should be redistributed to businesses. It’s called “corporate welfare.” This is the odd state of affairs where, business owners compete for government funding rather than exclusively competing for customers in the marketplace. Continue Reading...

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Are More Black Men in Jail Than in College?

In 2002, the Justice Policy Institute released the report “Cellblocks or Classrooms” in which they claimed, “Nearly a third more African-American men are incarcerated than in higher education.” Since the report was issued a broad range of people—from NBA star Charles Barkley to President Barack Obama—have repeated the claim. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 03.01.13

Former Swiss Guard: Benedict, John Paul had personal touch Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd, CNN Andreas Widmer knew two men – one who was pope and one who would succeed him – who despite their immense responsibilities were keen to the spiritual needs of the people around them. Continue Reading...

Arrivederci Benedetto!

With an elegant white papal helicopter swirling over our heads, Benedict XVI flew into Castel Gandolfo for a final word to faithful living in the diocese of Albano Laziale—my adopted Italian home—and summer residence of popes since the early 17th century. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.28.13

Five myths about picking a pope Thomas J. Reese, Washington Post Let’s look at some of the misconceptions about how the cardinals will select the latest successor to Saint Peter. Against Calling on Government to Shape Souls Greg Sisk, Mirror of Justice [G]overnment knows no bounds and freedom is in grave jeopardy when the power of the State is unleashed in a crusade for the “betterment of men’s hearts.” America’s Double Jeopardy: Surging Debt and Waning Economic Freedom Anthony B. Continue Reading...

Sec. Kerry Defends Liberties in Germany by Saying Americans Have ‘Right to Be Stupid’

During his address to German students yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry offered a defense of freedom of speech and religion by saying that in the United States “you have a right to be stupid if you want to be.” “As a country, as a society, we live and breathe the idea of religious freedom and religious tolerance, whatever the religion, and political freedom and political tolerance, whatever the point of view,” Kerry told the students in Berlin, the second stop on his inaugural trip as secretary of state. Continue Reading...