PowerLinks 02.22.19

Why Religious Freedom Matters Alan Sears, Townhall Those who founded this country understood intuitively the priority of giving each person elbow room to seek God, profess faith, and live out his or her deepest convictions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.21.19

Must the president be a moral leader? Michael Blake, The Conversation If someone is good at the difficult job of political leadership, must they demonstrate exceptional moral character as well? What Would the Impartial Spectator Do? Continue Reading...

A legal test for the Bladensburg Peace Cross

“The challenge … presents the possibility for hope and for worry with regard to the future of religion in American public life,” says Trey Dimsdale in this week’s Acton Commentary. In 1919 the political landscape of Europe had been drastically rearranged, the United States had emerged from relative isolation onto the world scene, and the western world was in shock at the unprecedented scale of the carnage that the Great War had left in its wake. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.20.19

Cuba’s proposed constitution cuts religious freedom Diana Chandler, Baptist Press Cuban pastors are resisting pressure to support a Feb. 24 constitutional referendum that further limits religious freedoms in the Communist nation, international religious liberty advocates said. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.19.19

Covetousness and Inequality James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty Once we indulge the taste to take away simply because others have, there is no end but desolation. 10 Books That Reveal the Idolatrous Nature of Marxism Bruce Ashford Here are ten books I recommend for people who wish to understand the idolatrous nature of Marxism and its corrosive effects on individuals and societies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.18.19

Five Steps to Developing a Christian View on Economics Elise Daniel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Mathematical data can be very helpful in economic analysis, but you don’t need to be a math whiz to understand economics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.15.19

Helping the Poor Versus Reducing Inequality Mike Rappaport, Law and Liberty It is not income equality, but making the poor well off that is an important value for government policy. Don’t Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family Ryan McMaken, Mises Wire A common myth about capitalism — and its associated ideology, (classical) liberalism — is that capitalism and liberalism somehow “force” people to prefer consumption and profit maximization above all other value systems. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.14.19

What a Title IX Proposal Means for Religious Liberty Alexandra McPhee, RealClarEducation Faith-based educational institutions might see a welcome change in federal regulations on the horizon. It’s no surprise that unequal societies are less concerned about inequality Tim Worstall, CapX Attitudes to inequality prove HL Mencken’s famous point about democracy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.13.19

Federal Court: University Of Iowa Illegally Discriminated Against Christian Student Groups Nicole Russell, The Federalist Court documents revealed the public university kept a ‘watch list’ of student groups on probation. All of the groups on the list were religious. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.12.19

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Learn from G.K. Chesterton Chuck Chalberg, FEE Once in power, democratic socialists cease to be democratic. Is Religious Freedom for Christians Only? Editorial Board, New York Times Domineque Hakim Marcelle Ray wanted an imam by his side when he was executed. Continue Reading...

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