Morning Buzz | Countries Agree to Reduce Fossil Fuel Emissions in Climate Accord

In today's buzz, RAC Director Rabbi David Saperstein to serve as ambassador for international religious freedom, plus Bill Nye explains evolution using emoji. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Presbyterian Church Approves Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers the Presbyterian Church's vote to allow same-sex marriage, skulls studied in Spain yield new discoveries about human evolution, Americans' support of euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide, how urban areas lose out when states refuse to expand Obamacare-funded Medicaid, Pastor demands transparency from Border Patrol, Brian Schweitzer insults Eric Cantor and Dianne Feinstein. … [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...]

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 | What’s Going on Inside the Papal Conclave?

What's going on inside the papal conclave? Two perspectives. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Will Obama Address Climate Change in the State of the Union?

Tonight, President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address. One interesting question: how will he talk about climate change? … [Read more...]

On Darwin’s Birthday, Americans and Politicians Divided on Evolution

American attitudes about evolution more than 200 years after Darwin’s birth and more than 150 years after the publication of On the Origin of Species remain complex. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are Young Evangelicals Moving Past the Culture Wars?

Are young evangelicals sick of being culture warriors? In our recent survey, younger white evangelical Protestant Millennials were considerably less likely than their peers to favor same-sex marriage or abortion. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Congressman Says Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are “Lies from the Pit of Hell”

A Republican congressman who happens to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, drew fire after decrying evolution and the Big Bang theory as "lies from the pit of hell." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Do the Rich Pay Too Little in Taxes?

According to a new poll, the wealthy are smarter and more hard-working, but also greedier and more dishonest. … [Read more...]


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