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 action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New PRRI Survey Reveals Americans’ Views on Unaccompanied Children at the Border

In today's Buzz, PRRI releases a new survey on unaccompanied children at the border, more women start to embrace firearms, some CEOs may not be worth their pay, the Chinese government cracks down on Christian churches, women with higher education than their husband are no longer at higher risk for divorce, and Americans are increasingly likely to say that Barack Obama is the worst president in recent memory. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Paul Ryan the New “Compassionate Conservative”?

In today's Buzz, Paul Ryan presents a new anti-poverty plan that might appeal to Democrats, the New York Times calls for legalized marijuana, some debate whether Medicaid should cover expensive drugs, the IRS agrees to investigate pulpit electioneering, Dinesh D'Souza makes a comeback (of sorts), and solar flares threaten us all. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Your Cat Pictures Could be Compromising Your Privacy

In today's Buzz, your cat pictures could be compromising your privacy, why Pope Francis is obsessed with the Mafia, a book designer creates a controversial new version of the Bible, appellate courts offer conflicting rulings about the Affordable Care Act, and LGBT groups begin to change Christian colleges. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Rand Paul Wants to “Disrupt” Washington

In today's Buzz, evangelicals proselytize by the pool in Portland, Oregon, Rand Paul tells techies he wants to "disrupt" Washington, school principals think their children are socioeconomically disadvantaged, the concept of social mobility might be a myth, and evangelical Christians speak out about immigration reform. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Raising the Minimum Wage Could Speed Job Growth

In today's Morning Buzz, raising the minimum wage could speed job growth, atheists are knitting bricks to protest the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby, legalized prostitution could lead to fewer rapes, tech companies recruit gay and lesbian employees, Muslims run during Ramadan, and travelers question whether they should board flights on airlines that have crashed. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Pot is the Latest Farmer’s Market Fad

In today's Buzz, marijuana entrepreneurs open a farmer's market in Los Angeles, the super-rich might be even wealthier than we thought, questions about whether the "Mormon moment" is ending, and gay rights groups abandon the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Mike Huckabee is Flying High

In today's Buzz, Mike Huckabee racks up some serious private jet bills, a Christian university fights to keep a transgender student out of all-male housing, the cities where you can get the most bang for your salary, and the story of how women got into the civil rights movement. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | U.S. Catholic Bishops Re-evaluate Spending Habits

Today's Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Transgender Movement Challenges Long-held American Attitudes

Today's Buzz covers Time's cover story on the transgender revolution, Catholic bishops again travel to DC to fight for immigration reform, men still out-earn women, Millennials eschew life insurance, Orrin Hatch concedes same-sex marriage will soon be federal law, Clint Eastwood's birthday. … [Read more...]


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