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PowerLinks 01.06.15

Genocidal Century: Culture of Death Leading to WWIII? Paul Strand, CBN News Co-authors John Zmirak and Jason Jones lay out the reasons that genocide and total war, eugenics and totalitarianism were able to triumph over the principles of humane civilization in the 20th century. Continue Reading...

Civil Rights Leader: EPA Climate Rule Will Hurt the Poor

Last June the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule change on carbon-dioxide emissions that would affect energy producers, especially in states that rely on coal-fired power plants. The change is being sold as an attempt to curb global warming, though even it’s supporters grudgingly admit it won’t have much, if any, effect. Continue Reading...

Is Christianity Driving China’s Economic Growth?

For the past three decades China has been the world’s fastest-growing major economy, with growth rates averaging 10 percent a year for 30 years. As Brian J. Grim, founder and president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, notes, there are many reasons for the growth, such as market mechanisms, modern technology and Western management practices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.05.15

Catholics Fight for Freedom in Washington, D.C. Robert E. Laird , Crisis Magazine The Catholic University of America and the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., are the latest targets of legislative and judicial moral relativists who severely threaten the religious freedom of Catholic educational institutions from pre-schools to universities, as well as other Catholic services. Continue Reading...

Is Putin an Orthodox Jihadist?

What should Westerners make of Vladimir Putin? Some view the Russian president as a type of Western democratic politician while others think he is shaped by Chekism, the idea that the secret political police control (or should control) everything in society. Continue Reading...

Absolute Comfort Corrupts Absolutely

Lord Acton famously said that, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Joseph Pearce finds that comfort can play a similar role in our lives and that “absolute comfort corrupts absolutely.” Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.02.15

Happiness on the rise globally, survey finds BBC The market research and polling organisation WIN/Gallup found that 70% of respondents were content with their life – a 10% increase from last year. Understanding Conscience Claims as Claims of an Absolute Duty Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism Imperative in the struggle for liberty of conscience is the claim that the right of conscience is protection for an absolute duty. Continue Reading...