Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.08.17

The Role of Religious Freedom Today
Rep. Francis Rooney, RealClearPolicy

Throughout history religion has played a stabilizing role in society. When practiced freely, religion establishes a moral compass for people to follow, which in turn leads to tolerance of differing views and comity in civil society.

Pre-Bribing a President
Scott Adam’s, Scott Adam’s Blog

It is illegal to bribe a president. But it is totally legal to pre-bribe one. Here’s how a pre-bribe works.

Flint is threatening 8,000 foreclosures over unpaid water bills
Bonnie Kristian, The Week

The Flint, Michigan, water crisis is far from resolved — and for thousands of families in the area, it may soon get much worse.

Will Crony Capitalists Make Detroit Great Again?
Shikha Dalmia,

Their schemes to bilk taxpayers in the name of development are getting more outrageous.

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).