PowerLinks 07.16.13

How early childhood intervention can help poor kids in developing nations James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas These findings show that simple psychosocial stimulation in very early childhood in disadvantaged settings can have a substantial effect on labor market outcomes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.15.13

What ‘Conscience’ Really Means Interview with Robert George, National Review ‘Respect for the dignity of the human being requires more than formally sound institutions; it also requires a cultural ethos in which people act from conviction to treat one another as human beings should be treated: with respect, civility, justice, compassion,” Robert P. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.12.13

Christians Targeted for Retribution in Egypt Ben Hubbard, New York Times The military’s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi has unleashed a new wave of violence by extremist Muslims against Christians whom they blame for having supported the calls to overthrow Mr. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.11.13

Artists Learn Art of Business to Brave Tough Economic Times PBS Newshour Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how artists are learning to fine-tune their entrepreneurial skills in order to help them design their own careers in an unsure economy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.10.13

Six Inconvenient Truths About Obamacare Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg The White House’s decision last week to delay part of its health-care overhaul illustrates six truths about the law that its supporters can’t easily acknowledge. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.09.13

Solving Poverty Is Rocket Science Richard Stearns, Christianity Today Christians are among America’s most compassionate people. But we can do a better job responding to the complexity of poverty. The Mosquito Bite Analogy Bryan Caplan, EconLog Free-market economists often lament the difficulty of communicating their ideas to a popular audience. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.08.13

What Edmund Burke Knew About Obamacare David Wilezol, Values & Capitalism One of the bedrock ideas of conservative thought is the law of unintended consequences. Despite our best calculated projections, we can’t know for certain the outcomes of every public policy decision. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.05.13

Catholics, Evangelicals, Others Join Forces for Religious Liberty Kristin Rudolph, Juicy Ecumenism Yesterday (July 2) a group of inter-religious leaders released a letter responding to the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) final version of its contraceptive insurance coverage mandate. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.03.13

The Shadow War Against Syria’s Christians Nina Shea, National Review “Though no religious community has been spared egregious suffering, Syria’s ancient Christian minority has cause to believe that it confronts an ‘existential threat.’” God’s plan for work: The cultural mandate Paul Grimmond, The Briefing s there a distinction between ‘gospel work’ and ‘secular work’? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.02.13

The Conservative Mind at 60: Russell Kirk’s Unwritten Constitutionalism Gerald Russello, The Imaginative Conservative The written constitution is simply a law ordained by the nation or people instituting and organizing the government; the unwritten constitution is the real or actual constitution of the people as a state or sovereign community, and constituting them such or such a state. Continue Reading...