The Morning Buzz | Mathematicians Take Top Spot in Jobs Ranking

In today's Buzz, President Obama meets with religious leaders to discuss immigration, Republican advantage in midterm elections, the high cost of rent in cities across the U.S., a pot-dispensing vending machine, mathematicians on top in jobs ranking. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Popularity of Passover

Today's Buzz reports Ohio has been ordered to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, few women are interested in careers in academia, Stephen Colbert's take on Common Core, Passover's popularity among the non-Jewish, and a look back on the Loma Prieta earthquake. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Millennials Skeptical of the Good Book While Louisiana Embraces It

In today's Buzz: Millennials skeptical of the Bible, Louisiana introduces bill to make the Bible its state book, Democrats represent some of the wealthiest and poorest House districts, the immense challenge facing crews hoping to recover Malaysia Flight 370's black box, and Barbara Ehrenrich's new book. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Is it possible to be evangelical and support same-sex marriage?

Today's Buzz reports on Honey Maid's artistic response to negative and positive reactions to its ad featuring biracial families and families with same-sex parents, why people might lie about religious behavior, reasons for the sky-rocketing cost of college tuition, Hobby Lobby at odds with Christian women, Gospel of Jesus's Wife traced to ancient times, evangelicals and same-sex marriage, and 1943 responses from American workers about having taxes deducted from wages. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is the Internet Killing Religion?

Today's Buzz includes video of Passover versions of songs from the Frozen soundtrack, and reports on the Senate blocking the Paycheck Fairness Act, Hillary Clinton still thinking about running in the 2016 presidential election, how the internet affects religious disaffiliation and Derrick Gordon becoming the first openly gay Division I basketball player. … [Read more...]

Are you paying too much in taxes?

As millions of Americans rush to finish their tax returns by the looming April 15th deadline, many feel that their tax bills are too high. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | President Signs Equal Pay Executive Orders

Today's Morning Buzz reports that President Obama signed two executive orders that enforce equal pay laws for women, the Senate extends unemployment benefits, the chances of finding a job are improving and Pope Francis praises church workers in Africa who advocated chastity as a way of preventing the spread of HIV. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jeb Bush Calls Immigration “Act of Love”

Today's Buzz reports on PRRI's blog post about Americans who practice more than one religion, PRRI's Scholar's Sidebar with Melissa Deckman, a New York Times op-ed that proposes pensions for all American workers, Jeb Bush's recent speech calling immigration an "act of love," and the Brooking Institute's newest Metro Monitor, which tracks jobs, unemployment, housing prices and output for major U.S. cities. … [Read more...]

Melissa Deckman Talks to PRRI about Bible Elective Classes, Creationism vs. Evolution, and Sex Education in Public Schools

Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Hollywood Finds Religion

Today's Buzz examines how the recently released jobs report points to persistent inequality, the health risks linked to low levels of Vitamin D, peak cherry blossom bloom in Washington DC, Mississippi's Religious Freedom law, and how Hollywood is finding religion in 2014. … [Read more...]