Turkey’s mosque-building diplomacy
Thomas Seibert, Al Monitor
Turkey is running a state-sponsored program to build mosques in countries from Kazakhstan to Cuba, which some say prevents more radical groups to gain power and is widening Turkey’s global influence.
How the Welfare State Penalizes Parents Who Marry
Robert Rector, The Daily Signal
Fifty-one years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty. Since then, taxpayers have spent more than $22 trillion fighting Johnson’s war, three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history.
The myth that there are more black men in prison than in college, debunked in one chart
Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox
The statistic almost instantly became a talking point. It was often deployed by those who wanted to explain just how dire racial disparities in the United States were, and how desperately the situation facing black men needed attention and intervention.
Response to a question on vocation discernment
James Chastek, Just Thomism
One response to this confusion is the idea of vocation discernment. This can mean more than one thing, but in practice it seems to involve praying for a special revelation about God’s plan for your life.