What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

As freezing temperatures break records and make headlines across the country, some wonder what’s behind the so-called polar vortex responsible for the frigid dips. The severe drop in temperature may not come as a complete surprise for many Americans, as 63 percent of people say the weather has been getting more extreme during the past few years, while six percent say it’s gotten less extreme and about 3-in-10 (29 percent) say it hasn’t changed. … [Read more...]

See the Year in Religion & Politics via PRRI’s Best 2013 Infographics

Be sure to check out this awesome slideshow showcasing PRRI's best infographics of 2013 for a recap of the year's most exciting findings on religion and politics! … [Read more...]

Obama Joins World Leaders to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Life

Today's Buzz covers the history of Easter Island, Obama's tribute to Mandela and the auto industry's first woman CEO! … [Read more...]

Apple CEO Pushes for Law to Ban Workplace Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation

Today's Buzz covers income inequality, climate change and a congressional Diwali celebration! … [Read more...]

Libertarians, Liberals and Conservatives, Oh My!

One of many notable findings from the recently released American Values Survey is the extent to which libertarians – who comprise seven percent of the American public – exhibit a unique political profile that on some issues is closer to self-identified liberals (20 percent of the public) and on others is more aligned with self-identified conservatives (32 percent of the public). … [Read more...]

Lawmakers Prepare for Immigration Reform Battle

Today's Morning Buzz covers lawmakers' renewed efforts to reform America's immigration system, along with evangelical environmental protection efforts and the classification of a 1.8 million-year-old human(?) skull! … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Lawmaker Gives a Secular Invocation

An Arizona lawmaker took an unorthodox approach to the state House's daily invocation: he acknowledged that he is an atheist, and gave a secular invocation. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Researchers Predict a Spike in Heat-Related Deaths for NYC

A new Columbia University study predicts that heat-related deaths in New York City could increase by one-third in the coming decades, thanks to climate change. More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that over the last few years, the weather has gotten more extreme … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Doomsday Prophet’s Radio Network May Fold

It's curtains for the radio network founded by doomsday prophet Harold Camping, who predicted that the end of the world would happen two years ago. Although more than one-third (36%) of Americans believe that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in what the Bible calls the end times, they appear to be leery of putting a date and time on the apocalypse; last December, only 2% of Americans said the end of the world, as predicted by the ancient Mayans, would happen by … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Evangelical Leaders to Meet in Washington to Lobby on Immigration

The Republican National Committee reaffirmed its opposition to gay marriage late last week, a move that will likely endear the party to its base, but threatens to alienate younger supporters. … [Read more...]


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