The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest

In today’s Buzz, a “megadrought” seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Why White and Black Americans Are Divided on What Ferguson Means for the Country

In today’s Buzz, why it’s so hard for white people to understand Ferguson, the Supreme Court moves closer to addressing same-sex marriage, Compton allows school police to carry semiautomatic rifles, racial gaps in health outcomes narrow but remain wide… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Summer Jobs Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

In today’s Buzz, a reporter gets arrested in Ferguson, summer jobs might soon be a thing of the past, more gay people are leaving urban enclaves for the suburbs, evangelicals plan a solidarity trip to Israel, and David Gushee tries to turn down the tem… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are the Culture Wars Moving South?

In today’s Buzz, St. Louis erupts into riots, a leaked Senate campaign memo reveals our worst fears about politics, restaurant workers struggle for tips, the culture wars move into Latin America, and a HIV-positive college student writes about the stig… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Target Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

In today’s Buzz, why Target’s customers won’t object to the company’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, economic opportunity for kids, mapping drought across the country, and a look back over the four decades since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency… [Read more...]

Target’s Support for Same-sex Marriage Mirrors Customers’ Views

Target’s endorsement of same-sex marriage won’t alienate customers, but Walmart could see more of a backlash from shoppers should the big-box store follow its competitor’s lead.

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The Morning Buzz | Smaller Independent Restaurants Welcome Gun Owners

In today’s Buzz, a Cleveland hospital cuts costs and improves care, some candidates see the downsides of SuperPACs, smaller independent restaurants welcome gun owners, and is there such a thing as medical LSD or ecstasy?

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The Morning Buzz | Americans Abandon the Coasts in Search of Affordable Housing

In today’s Buzz, more evidence appears in the Cameron Todd Willingham case, a Tea Party insurgent hopes to topple an incumbent in Kansas, Toledo’s water supply is contaminated, some religious leaders urge gay Christians to remain celibate, and Kentucky… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Do Children Have an Innate Belief in God?

In today’s Buzz, religious leaders convene to ask for carbon pollution regulations, the House stalls on congratulating Pope Francis, Satanists demand a religious liberty exemption, and overwork may be affecting the gender pay gap.

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The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed acti… [Read more...]


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