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PowerLinks 05.29.13

The Facts about Food Stamps Everyone Should Hear Rachel Sheffield and T. Elliot Gaiser, The Foundry Food stamp spending has roughly doubled in the past four years, and part of this is clearly due to the recession. Continue Reading...

Best Commencement Speeches?

The Blaze has rounded up “5 of the Best Conservative Commencement Speeches” for 2013. Here are a few choice quotes: Cardinal Timothy Dolan at Notre Dame University: “… you are asked the same pivotal question the Archangel Gabriel once posed to her: will you let God take flesh in you? Continue Reading...

Why Government is Not Just a ‘Necessary Evil’

In the Federalist Papers James Madison claimed that, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” But is that true? James R. Rogers, an associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University, explains why some form of government would be necessary even if man were still in a prelapsarian state of nature: [E]ven without the Fall, there would be a role for civil government for the duly recognized person who exercises civil authority. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.28.13

Religious Liberty May Be Threatened for U.S. Military Andrew T. Walker, The Foundry Recent events involving perceived restrictions on religious liberty within the Army, Air Force, and the Pentagon have many concerned about the military’s stance toward people of faith. Continue Reading...

7 Great Books for Memorial Day

While enjoying time off this weekend, why not take some time to learn more about America’s military sacrifice in defense of liberty? Many of the best books I’ve ever read have been about American military history. Continue Reading...