PowerLinks 12.04.15
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PowerLinks 12.04.15

A Unique Moment in History
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Huffington Post

As the world’s expectations rise, our prayer is that political leadership will also rise to the occasion. From November 30 to December 11, 2015, the COP 21 meeting in Paris is a unique historical moment, a critical opportunity to make the right choice. Political leaders may and should broker an agreement; but our planet is not negotiable.

Policy Riders: What They Are, How Congress Uses Them and Why They Matter to You
Philip Wegmann, The Daily Signal

In broad strokes, it’s simple how a bill becomes law. But in detail, that process can be much more complex. One legislative provision in particular, the appropriations policy rider, is little understood but enormously significant.

Why Missouri might be the next big battleground in the right-to-work debate
Jacob Bogage, Washington Post

First the General Motors assembly plant in Hazelwood, a St. Louis exurb, closed in 2006. The Chrysler plant in south Fenton shuttered two years later, then the plant on the north side of town a year after that. And then came the Great Recession.

“Cleansing the Caliphate:” ISIS and Genocide of Christians
J.J. Daniels, Providence

Reports that the White House will declare that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has committed genocide against Iraqi Yazidis, but not against Christians, are of grave concern.

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).