PowerLinks 05.10.19

Poorest Americans Are Benefiting Most From Strong Economy Adam Michel, The Daily Signal It’s hard to escape the good economic news these days. Russell Kirk, a Conservative Guide for Our Times Matthew Continetti, National Review If the mission of conservatism is cultural rather than political, if its task is to preserve and where possible rediscover the masterworks, ideas, values, and ways of Western civilization, then Kirk offers guidance. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.09.19

We Cannot Be Both Christians and Marxists Jason Morgan, Public Discourse Terry Eagleton attempts to offer us a gentle revolution, a soft “transition” from Catholicism to Marxism. This is as theoretically and theologically impossible as it is historically unprecedented. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.08.19

Trump strengthens protections for religious health workers Dan Diamond, Politico The Trump administration Thursday finalized new rules making it easier for health care workers to refuse to provide care that violates their religious or moral beliefs, advancing a policy favored by anti-abortion groups and Christian conservatives closely allied with the Trump administration. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.07.19

Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’ BBC The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near “genocide” levels, according to a report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.06.19

What “Deep Christian Convictions” of “Democratic Socialism”? Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine Clearly, the teachings of the Church reject the notions of a moderate socialism that’s allegedly infused with or grounded in the Christian faith. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.03.19

U.S. religious freedom body wants China sanctioned for human rights abuses Christopher White, Crux China has been singled out by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for its attacks on religion and human rights in its newly released annual report. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.02.19

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Killing Jobs in California’s Poorest Communities, Study Says Tim Pearce, FEE Researchers found that the minimum wage slowed growth more in low-income areas. Student Debt Is Stopping U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.01.19

How Tocqueville Identified Socialism’s Folly and Capitalism’s Challenge Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse Alexis de Tocqueville showed that socialism’s errors go far beyond bad economics. But his criticisms should remind today’s advocates of markets that they must promote stronger normative cases for capitalism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.30.19

How to sell the free market to millennials Douglas Carswell, CapX Despite what some might think, young people are not instinctive collectivists. Tocqueville’s Rigorous Logic of Egalitarian Conformity James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty Initial steps down the path of equalitarianism in turn create their own momentum, picking up speed and insisting on ever more conformity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.29.19

No, Non-Believers Are Not Increasing In America Glenn T. Stanton, The Federalist Weak Christianity is getting weaker and robust, and orthodox Christianity is getting stronger in terms of adherents, if not by theological maturity. Continue Reading...