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PowerLinks 03.23.15

The Odd Couple Fighting Against Predatory Payday Lending Sean McElwee, The Atlantic In South Dakota, a conservative pastor and an openly gay former Obama campaign staffer have teamed up to battle an exploitative industry. Continue Reading...

Putin’s Kleptocracy and Family Values

There will be some twists and turns here, so hold on. Earlier this month, the BBC highlighted what it called “YouTube sensation ‘I, Russian Occupier'” the hit propaganda film that “feels more like the opening sequence of a big budget Hollywood movie than a homemade political message.” Continue Reading...

Women Of Liberty: Jane Marcet

Jane Marcet is remembered most often for her scientific work in chemistry. Born in London in 1769, she was well-educated, and shared a passion for learning with her father. When she married Alexander Marcet, a physician, she would proof-read his work and eventually decided to publish her own thoughts. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.20.15

Federal Court Precedent: A Defense of Judge Roy Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court John C. Eastman, Public Discourse The US Supreme Court has set a precedent upholding the right of states to define marriage as the union of husband and wife. Continue Reading...

3 reasons to oppose mandatory voting

While speaking in Cleveland yesterday President Obama came out in favor of making voting in elections compulsory: In Australia and some other countries, there’s mandatory voting. It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything. Continue Reading...