PowerLinks 04.30.15
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PowerLinks 04.30.15

On Sustainability
James V. Schall, S.J., The Catholic Thing

The phrase “objection sustained” comes from the law court – a judge agrees with a lawyer’s objection to procedure. His “sustaining” guarantees that the trial follows established rules. Today, in an enormous literature, what is to be “sustained” is not legal procedure, but the supposed “rules” that keep this planet viable down the ages.

Religious Liberty Is Not Enough
Jennifer Roback Morse, Crisis Magazine

We cannot cite religious liberty as a free-standing argument at this point. If we do not provide our unchurched or poorly catechized neighbors with an answer that makes sense to them, they will supply their own answer: “You won’t bake the cake because you hate gay people.”

Baltimore And The Broken Windows Fallacy
Rich Cromwell, The Federalist

The opportunity costs of rebuilding Baltimore after its riots will be steep.

Why conservatives need an anti-poverty agenda
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week

To some people (and not just liberals!), a conservative anti-poverty agenda sounds like an oxymoron. There are several reasons for this, some valid and some not.

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).