PowerLinks – 01.15.13

Russian patriarch says religion law must not go too far Alexei Anishchuk, Reuters Any regulatory acts regarding the protection of religious symbols and the feelings of believers should be scrupulously worked through so that they are not used for improvised limitation of freedom of speech and creative self-expression. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.14.13

Foreign fighters seek Islamic state in post-Assad Syria Yara Bayoumy, Reuters “Yes, they have the sword and beheading, but only for those people who deserve it,” said Hadi, a bearded rebel who spoke in the corridor of a bombed-out building that served as a gateway to a frontline. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.11.13

Pop Goes the Culture Andrew Ferguson, The Weekly Standard One man’s quest to preserve and defend the good, the true, and the beautiful. The Giglio Imbroglio — The Public Inauguration of a New Moral McCarthyism Albert Mohler A new chapter in America’s moral revolution came today as Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio withdrew from giving the benediction at President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.10.13

Economic Consequentialism Pat Archbold, National Catholic Register To do something wrong, no matter the intended or even realized consequence, is to do something wrong. Period. I think this principle is often overlooked when it comes to the matter of public spending and public debt. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.09.13

Man Offers Own Mountain Of Proof Against Russia’s U.S. Adoption Ban Richard Solash, Radio Free Europe D’Jamoos is one of several disabled U.S. adoptees from Russia who have taken on activist roles in recent weeks, protesting their birth country’s ban on American adoptions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.08.13

The Dangers of Quasi-Capitalism Howard Husock, National Affairs Pointing out the inherent pitfalls of the quasi-capitalist approach is necessary in order to debunk it, but not sufficient. Those who would defend traditional capitalism must also address this new movement’s central assumption: that traditional capitalism is an anti-social activity predicated on private gain at public expense. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.07.13

California’s Blue Utopia Robert J. Cristiano, New Geography The number 1 topic of conversation amongst the despised 1% in California today is when you are leaving California or whether you can leave. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.14.13

The Courts Are Going To Decide Whether Corporations Have A Right To ‘Practice’ Religion Erin Fuchs, Business Insider While the Supreme Court refused to grant an emergency appeal, the court said the question of whether corporations have religious rights is unsettled and suggested the issue could eventually reach the high court, Lyle Denniston pointed out in the Constitution Daily. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.03.13

Should government coerce charity? Joel J. Miller, Patheos When it comes to the question of social justice, there is more at play than the needs of the poor. Charity requires not only a recipient but also a giver, and that increases the issue’s moral complexity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.02.13

A Response to L. Rockwell’s “The Economic Lessons of Bethlehem” Fr. Gregory, Koinonia While I am in basic agreement with Rockwell regarding things like free market economic and limited government, I think his defense of them in the linked essay is poor. Continue Reading...