PowerLinks 08.13.15
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PowerLinks 08.13.15

In the Crosshairs of the Assault on Religious Liberty
Jonathan V. Last, Mosaic

The threat is not just to individuals but to religious institutions, and the latter are remarkably vulnerable.

Progressive policies drive more into poverty
Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register

The dirty secret here is that a large proportion of Californians, roughly one-third, or some 3.2 million households, as found by a recent United Way study, find it increasingly difficult to keep their heads above water.

Whole Foods’ John Mackey: Why Intellectuals Hate Capitalism
Nick Gillespie and Todd Krainin, Reason.com

They’re jealous, he says, they side with rulers, and they don’t understand how markets work.

Why Obamacare Could be Heading to the Supreme Court (Again)
Andrew Kloster, The Daily Signal

This past week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, over the vigorous dissent of four judges on that court, denied rehearing en banc (legalese for an entire court rather than just a panel of three judges) in the case of Sissel v. United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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).