PowerLinks 10.03.14
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PowerLinks 10.03.14

Israeli-Arab Priest to UN: “Israel Only Place Where Christians in Middle East Are Safe”
Anav Silverman , Breaking Israel News

In a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council today on September 23, Father Gabriel Naddaf, an Israeli Arab Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, called attention to the plight of Christian minorities suffering under Muslim extremists in the Arab world.

Another court strikes down Obamacare subsidies in 36 states
Adrianna McIntyre , Vox

The Eastern District Court of Oklahoma ruled to strike down Obamacare’s subsides on federal exchanges, consistent with a ruling in a related lawsuit earlier in the summer.

Can a Nation’s Soil Explain Its Economic Fortunes?
Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic

If your ancestors could grow crops easily—and thus get proof that patience pays off—you’re more likely to value distant payoffs, argue two economists in a new paper.

Who brought the Arabs to this nadir?
Hisham Melhem, Al Arabiya News

Today, the world of millions of Arabs is collapsing; whole societies are consumed by the flames of sectarianism, political fragmentation and economic disenfranchisement.

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).