The Morning Buzz | Cities and States Fight Economic Inequality with Minimum Wage Hikes

Today's Buzz looks at how many people from each state ran in the Boston Marathon a year after the deadly bombing, Americans who are skeptical about the Big Bang Theory, how states and cities are establishing their own minimum wages, the drop in acceptance rates at prestigious colleges, sad desk lunch, and the lime industry shortage in America. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | States Take Initiative to Raise Minimum Wage

Today's Buzz reports on the labyrinthine task of filing taxes for same-sex married couples, how states are taking the initiative to raise their minimum wages, an info graphic showing the recent SCOTUS decision about campaign contributions, why umpires make erroneous calls at home plate, and a comparison spending habits of the richest and poorest Americans' from 1984 to today. … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]

How far will your team advance in the NCAA Tournament?

Today's Buzz reports on the biggest issue facing Christianity in America, the effect of increasing the minimum wage, Obamacare enrollment numbers, when extroverts are happier than introverts, and March Madness. … [Read more...]

Closed Door Meetings in Vatican City to Address Crucial Issues Facing the Catholic Church

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? U–S–A! U–S–A! With a final score of 5-2 over the Czech Republic, the U.S. Men’s Hockey team won the quarterfinal round at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The team now advances to the semifinals, which will be played against our... more … [Read more...]

President Emphasizes Religious Freedom at National Prayer Breakfast

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?  On Thursday morning, President Obama delivered his remarks at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast. Religious freedom, both in the U.S. and abroad, was the theme of his speech. He emphasized that “central to [human] dignity is freedom of religion –... more … [Read more...]

Democrats Believe Minimum Wage Will Be a Winning Issue in 2014. Are They Right?

As Democratic and Republican congressional candidates prepare for the 2014 local and national elections, each party is seeking to find an issue that will rally support among voters; according to Jonathan Martin and Michael D. Shear’s latest for The New York Times, Democratic Party leaders may have found it in their efforts to increase the minimum wage. … [Read more...]

American Psychological Association Says Gun Violence is Public Health Issue

Today's Buzz covers the Virgin of Guadalupe, recommendations for addressing gun violence, and the ramifications of increasing the minimum wage. … [Read more...]

Minimum Wage: Would You Like a Raise With That?

The federal minimum wage, which was last increased in 2009 to its current $7.25 an hour, has been the subject of renewed interest on Capitol Hill and around the country. … [Read more...]


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