PowerLinks 07.10.15
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PowerLinks 07.10.15

Vatican: ‘Communist crucifix’ sign of dialogue, not ideology
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press

Bolivian President Evo Morales‘ controversial gift of a “Communist crucifix” to Pope Francis threatened to overshadow the pope’s visit to Bolivia on Thursday, with the Vatican and Bolivia both insisting that no offense was intended or taken.

Senate Dems Divided Over Revoking Charitable Tax Status of Religious Schools
John Mccormack, The Weekly Standard

On Wednesday, Richard Durbin, the second most powerful Democrat in the Senate, said he was unsure if he would support revoking the charitable tax status of religious schools.

Obama lets Malaysia off the hook on human trafficking to achieve free trade deal
Marc A. Thiessen, AEI Ideas

In the Washington Post last month, I pointed out that the Obama Administration and Congressional Republicans were shamefully preparing to let Malaysia off the hook for its dismal record on human trafficking in order to advance a free trade agreement. Now, Reuters reports, that prediction is coming true.

Employee Theft
David Henderson, EconLog

Harry told me that after that year, Sunoco asked him if they could hire him to write a manual telling how to run a gasoline station successfully. Harry turned them down, pointing out that the manual would be very brief. In fact, it would be four words: “Guard against employee theft.”

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).