Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers today's march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Challenges for Republicans’ “Great White Hope” Strategy

Today's Buzz covers Thomas Edsall's New York Time's piece on why the "Southern Strategy" is no longer viable for Republicans, historical systemic discrimination against gay and lesbian federal workers, Supreme Court justice halts execution in Missouri, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary admits a Muslim student, how an official World Cup soccer ball gets made. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Harvard University Cancels Satanic Mass

Today's Buzz covers a halted execution in Texas, Brookings identifies opportunity bottlenecks when it comes to earning potential, Harvard cancels Satanic Mass, a video illustrating the collapse of Antarctica ice sheets, several local governments refuse to assist federal immigration policy, women's filibuster in Missouri to protest abortion waiting period, Virginia divided on legality of same-sex marriage ban. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Demographics of NBA Fans

Today's Buzz includes the botched execution in Oklahoma, Hawaii increases minimum wage, minimum wage bill fails in Senate, people still say racist things, racial attitudes of white republicans and democrats, demographics of NBA players, owners and fans. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Evangelical Leaders Support Immigration Reform

In today's Morning Buzz, who's getting un-friended on Facebook and why, erroneous conviction rates for death-sentenced defendants, White House combats sexual assault on college campuses, evangelical leaders go to DC to push for immigration reform, the funniest city in the US. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Pope Francis Stirs the Pot Yet Again

In today's Buzz Pope Francis goes against church doctrine by telling a woman married to a divorced man that she can receive Holy Communion, white southerners increasing support of the GOP, test your Bible IQ, Georgia governor signs Safe Carry Protection Act into law allowing residents to cary licensed firearms in public places, Oklahoma Supreme Court says death-row inmates not entitles to know source of lethal drugs -- double execution scheduled for April 29th, new digital art by Andy Warhol … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Where to “Get Away from It All”

Today's Buzz examines New Hampshire's Senate deadlocked on vote to repeal death penalty, states' funding increases for pre-K programs, so many twins, the timing of unemployment, the connection between oxytocin and religion, the places in America where no one lives. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Barack-etology Unlikely to Win Office Pools

Today's Morning Buzz reports on the effectiveness of online ads, the connection between health and social determinants, and the sixth annual Barack-etology. … [Read more...]

Washington State Governor Issues Moratorium on Death Penalty

Today's Buzz covers a moratorium on the death penalty in Washington state, the historically inaccurate inclusion of camels in Genesis, and new efforts to address economic inequality. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Maryland Senate Votes to Repeal the Death Penalty

The Maryland Senate voted to repeal the death penalty yesterday. The bill will now progress to the House of Delegates. Americans are nearly evenly divided on whether people who are convicted of murder should receive the death penalty, or life in prison with no possibility of parole. … [Read more...]


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