PowerLinks 12.11.14
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PowerLinks 12.11.14

The Moral Triumph of Fossil Fuels
Bruce Edward Walker, The Morning Sun

Arguing “cheap, plentiful, reliable energy for the vast majority of people” is a moral good should be a no-brainer. In fact, it should be completely unnecessary – except it’s not.

‘Eye of Sauron’ on Moscow skyscraper to end up badly for city, Orthodox Church says
Russian Today

Russian Orthodox Church has slammed plans to erect a real-life ‘Eye of Sauron’ in Moscow, saying that the art project dedicated to the premiere of the final part of the “Hobbit” movie trilogy may have bad consequences for the Russian capital.

Conscience and Abortion Funding Concerns in the CRomnibus
Sarah Torre, The Daily Signal

The CRomnibus released late last night is fraught with the same bloated spending that has propelled the nation further into debt. In addition to serious fiscal concerns with the massive spending bill—not to mention the problems inherent in dropping a 1000-plus-page bill at the eleventh hour—the CRomnibus has some concerning provisions on life and conscience.

How (And Why) Cronyism Works
Yuval Levin, The Corner

Wherever you ultimately come down on the massive omnibus budget bill Congress is considering this week (the text of which was just released last night), it is certainly full of lessons about how Congress works.

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).