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PowerLinks 08.14.19

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When Limitless Relativism Meets Limitless Moralism
Daniel J. Mahoney, Law and Liberty

James F. Pontuso’s wonderfully accessible book on what happens when virtue and morality are severed from their grounding in nature and reason.

Public School Cronyism is Fueling the Pension Crisis
Lewis M. Andrews, The American Conservative

Teachers and parents have teamed up to game the education system at the expense of taxpayers.

US budget deficit grows 27% through July
Paul Wiseman, Associated Press

The U.S. government’s budget deficit rose by $183 billion to $867 billion during the first 10 months of this budget year as spending grew more than twice as fast as tax collections.

Gen Z Conservatives Are Fighting Climate Change With Conservationism — And Capitalism
Chrissy Clark, The Federalist

Twenty-four young conservatives came forward to share how they are trying to combat the narrative that all Republicans are against climate change.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).