Links for 02/08/16

by Michael Sean Winters

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At RealClearPolitics, Peter Berkowitz makes a conservative case against Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, but he overstates the degree to which less incendiary conservatives are honestly compassionate when it comes to helping the poor. There is an ideological aversion against the state and in favor of markets that severely limits the degree to which any genuine compassionate conservatism can make headway. That said, we need more political commentators on the left who are willing to challenge our reflexive belief that government can do best what civil society actors may actually be more suited for. 

NARAL's twitter feed went ballistic during the Super Bowl. More evidence that the extremists have taken over their movement which may be a good thing in the long run. Politico has the story.

At RNS, Charlie Camosy rebuts the article by Fr. Longenecker to which I linked last week.

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