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Links for 08/24/16

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At Crux, Carl Anderson has a strange essay, the title of which says Catholics should prioritize abortion when they consider how they will vote, citing the example of Mother Teresa. When you read the article, alas, you realize the title is misleading. First, Anderson does not make the case for prioritizing abortion, but essentially argues that it be absolutized. Pope Francis famously said that we Catholics cannot be obsessed only with abortion, same sex marriage and contraception.

No, Jerry Falwell Jr.: Trump is not like Churchill

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It is impossible to respond to all the whacky things said by Donald Trump and his surrogates. But, Jerry Falwell Jr. published an op-ed in The Washington Post on Sunday under the headline "Trump is the Churchillian leader we need" and it warrants a reply. Falwell is the son of the founder of the Moral Majority, the Rev. Jerry Falwell. Jerry Jr. runs Liberty University, which Falwell Sr.

Links for 08/19/16

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From the file "things are not always what they seem." Our Republican friends have been touting the news that some insurance companies are dropping out of Obamacare exchanges as proof that the law does not work. According to this report at Vox, the reasons Aetna decided to drop out may have less to do with how the exchanges work and more to do with the administration's decision to ban a merger Aetna sought on anti-trust grounds.

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