PowerLinks 06.25.15
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PowerLinks 06.25.15

Would You Ever Pay a Bribe?
Amy Medina

Would you ever pay a bribe? If you’re like most westerners, you’ve never really had to think about it. You’ve probably never been asked for one. The temptation has never been there. It’s a non-issue. Consider yourself blessed.

Business concerns stall minimum wage vote by L.A. County board
Abby Sewell, Jean Merl, and Sarah Parvini L.A. Times

The campaign to push Los Angeles County to significantly raise the minimum wage suffered an unexpected setback Tuesday, with a key county supervisor demanding a postponement to address complaints from small-business owners.

Schools Fear Impact of Gay Marriage Ruling on Tax Status
Laurie Goodstein and Adam Liptak , New York Times

Conservative religious schools all over the country forbid same-sex relationships, from dating to couples living in married-student housing, and they fear they will soon be forced to make a wrenching choice. If the Supreme Court this month finds a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, the schools say they will either have to abandon their policies that prohibit gay relationships or eventually risk losing their tax-exempt status.

Conservatives Really Do Have a Heart: Arthur Brooks’ Solutions for America
Jamie Jackson, The Daily Signal

Arthur Brooks was a liberal bohemian musician studying economics when he embarked on a journey that led him to conservatism. He realized, for instance, conservatives had more sufficient answers to solving America’s poverty problem, one of the many issues he writes about in a new book, “The Conservative Heart.”

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).