PowerLinks 01.07.16
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PowerLinks 01.07.16

Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Constitution says government can favor religion
David Gibson, Religion News Service

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is never shy about voicing his strong, and strongly conservative, opinions about the role of religion in American society, and he has once again made headlines with what he called a “sermon” in which he said the US Constitution can favor religion over “nonreligion.”

Why ‘the evangelical voter’ doesn’t mean anything
Trevin Wax, Religion News Service

It feels like stating the obvious to say that “evangelical voters” are not a monolith that can be reliably relied upon by any politician. But what should go without saying apparently needs repeating: To say “the evangelical vote” without any further specification is almost meaningless.

The Farm Bill mainly helps wealthy farmers
Vincent H. Smith, AEI

Most subsidized programs in the 2014 Farm Bill transfer income to wealthy farmers and related agricultural business.

How Net Neutrality Hurts Innovators and the Poor
Opportunity Lives

In 2015 the Federal Communications Commission released the Open Internet Order, at President Obama’s behest, to keep the internet “free” and “fair” and to protect users. Yet the very policies the Obama administration has pushed end up having an adverse on those they sought to protect: the poor and tech entrepreneurs.

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).