PowerLinks 12.22.15
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PowerLinks 12.22.15

The Best and Worst Cities for School Choice
Amelia Hamilton, Reason.com

A recent report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute ranking America’s best and worst cities for school choice includes two consistent winners—New Orleans and Washington, D.C.—at the top, and a trio of Texas cities in the bottom half of the 30 areas surveyed, with Albany, N.Y., bringing up the rear.

Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses.

What Do Employers Owe Their Workers?
David Lapp, Family Studies

Many workers today adhere to a “one-way honor system”: they’re loyal employees, but expect little from employers.

2016 Appropriations Act Includes Focus On International Religious Liberty
Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

The massive Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 signed into law by President Obama last week includes a number of provisions specifically relating to international religious freedom.

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).