Today’s Buzz covers the effect of reality television on teen pregnancies, how marijuana plantations in California could be harming the state’s salmon population, and the origins behind some popular Jewish surnames!
According to a new economic study, shows like MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and its spin-off, “Teen Mom” may have prevented more than 20,000 births to teenage mothers in 2010 alone.
Brian Roewe’s latest piece for The National Catholic Reporter uses PRRI research to explore American Catholics’ opinions on a range of issues in light of the questionnaire distributed by the Vatican earlier this year, which asked bishops around the wor… [Read more…]
Today’s Buzz covers the debt ceiling, prosperity preachers and a determined (and destructive) pot-bellied pig in Des Moines!
Pablo Pantoja, the RNC’s State Director of Florida Outreach, wrote an open letter announcing that he is switching his political allegiances to the Democrats in the wake of the Heritage Foundation’s recent report on immigration reform, co-authored by a … [Read more…]
In an interview, Roman Catholic Cardinal Dolan said the church won’t change its official policy on same-sex marriage, but it could be doing more to welcome gay and lesbian people. Nearly 6-in-10 white and Hispanic Catholics favor allowing gay and lesbi… [Read more…]
The Wall Street Journal chronicles the ever-increasing polarization among the states on the issue of abortion. A majority of Americans say that laws about abortion should be decided at the national level.