PowerLinks 01.18.19

Bloody Religion Versus Bloody Secularism James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty If we ask what was the greater source of violence in the 20th century, secularism has to trump religion every time. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.17.19

Crony capitalism responsible for socialism’s new popularity Matthew D. Mitchell, Detroit News Because of crony capitalism, socialism has begun sounding more rational to voters. Microcredit was a hugely hyped solution to global poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.16.19

California has a new plan to give a monthly check to low-income residents Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company In his proposed budget for the state, California’s new governor plans to dramatically increase funding for the state’s tax credit program for low-income workers, and change up the way it’s delivered so people can get support year-round. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.15.19

In China, they’re closing churches, jailing pastors – and even rewriting scripture Lily Kuo, The Guardian China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish a ‘correct understanding’ of the text. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.14.19

Protestant Theology and Nations as Moral Communities Greg Forster, Law and Liberty Is Nationalism really a unique construction of Protestant theology as Yoram Hazony claims? How Cities Make Money by Fining the Poor Matthew Shaer, New York Times In many parts of America, like Corinth, Miss., judges are locking up defendants who can’t pay — sometimes for months at a time. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.11.19

Trump signs law to pump $430 million into anti-human trafficking efforts Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Nationwide efforts to confront human trafficking received a boost in the new year as President Donald Trump signed a bill reauthorizing federal expenditures for prevention and assistance programs across the federal government. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.10.19

Millions of College Students Are Going Hungry Adam Harris, The Atlantic A new government report highlights just how pervasive the problem is. Nearly Half of Workers Earn Less than $30,000 Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture Astonishingly, 13% of workers make less than $5K, and nearly half, or 48%, take home $31,561 or less in net compensation (the dark red on our visual). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.09.19

Is it OK for Congress to target Catholic groups? Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate Senatorial attacks on the Knights of Columbus should alarm Jews who care about religious freedom, but so far, crickets from the organized Jewish world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.08.19

The Health of Nations J.D. Vance, National Review Conservatives should heed Tucker Carlson’s advice. We shouldn’t assume that what is good for markets is good for all of us. The Right Should Reject Tucker Carlson’s Victimhood Populism David French, National Review Carlson accurately identifies certain maladies, but they are maladies that public policy can’t cure. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.04.19

Catholic social teaching held up in efforts to overcome polarization Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Pope Francis’s repeated invitations to practice mercy and charity have become the focus of efforts to defuse the widespread polarization that has wracked society and has crossed into Catholic circles. Continue Reading...

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