PowerLinks 04.09.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 04.09.15

The Holocaust, White Privilege, and American Jewry
Seth Mandel, Commentary

If you think “white privilege” can be reduced to the ability to get a taxi, then sure, Brodesser-Akner is probably privileged. Bovy is making what seems like an obvious point: if you’re one of the many Jews who don’t wear identifying garments, you can make white America think you’re one of them.

Organ trafficking emerges in Syria’s Damascus
ARA News

As the war and security situation continue to deteriorate in Syria, children’s abductions and human trafficking have become a common scene in the city of Damascus in the last few months.

No, government isn’t subsidizing Wal-Mart
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

Democrats, unions and left-wing activists frequently argue that government (actually taxpayers) subsidizes Wal-Mart and other companies that employ low-wage workers since many of those workers receive government welfare benefits such as food stamps and Medicaid. And the mainstream media pretty much accept this reasoning.

How Well Will American Christians Wear Our Cross?
Leslie Loftis, The Federalist

The coming days will show us that American Christians aren’t as numerous as the guide books tell us. They might not be as strong as some assume, either.

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).