There’s Nothing More American Than Apple Pie and . . . Football and Soccer?

‘Cause it’s one, two, three strikes and baseball is out! Out of trend, that is, according to a recent New York Times article, which claims that baseball is no longer America’s favorite pastime. National viewership is declining, even as cable packages and online streaming services expand. Take the World Series, which is in full swing this week between two wild card teams – the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas […] … [Read more...]

Survey Finds Some Americans Support Same-sex Marriage, Believe Same-gender Sex is Immoral

Today's Buzz covers GOP efforts to overhaul federal social programs, new research finding states with more atheists boast greater entrepreneurial activity, and Democrats' efforts to reach out to white working-class men. … [Read more...]

PRRI Releases Groundbreaking Report Covering 10 Years of American Attitudes on LGBT Issues

Today's Buzz covers the findings of PRRI's just-released LGBT report, along with a look at nonreligious Alcoholics Anonymous groups and efforts by American Atheists to engage conservative leaders. … [Read more...]

Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Use Controversial Research to Make Case for Michigan Ban

Today's Morning Buzz covers continued controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, a major scale-down of the U.S. Army, and the death of the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust. … [Read more...]

Arizona Senate Passes Controversial Religious Liberty Bill

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents. … [Read more...]

Oregon Will Not Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Today's Buzz covers Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's plans to veto a school prayer bill, Oregon's attorney general's announcement that the state will not defend its ban on same-sex marriage, and a state-by-state map of sales tax rates! … [Read more...]

Best Places to Live in the U.S., Presidents’ Day (?) Wrap-up and Race in America

Today's Buzz covers President Obama and his faith, the history of Presidents' Day, and a look at the best and worst places to live in America. … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day: Past and Present

Today is Valentine’s Day, the holiday that celebrates romance and love and is named for a martyred priest who officiated marriages. The holiday dates back to the 5th century and has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. Although crime, imprisonment and execution lie at the genesis of Valentine’s Day, current tradition calls for people to exchange flowers, candy and gifts with their special someone. And if the past is any... more … [Read more...]

Could Michael Sam be the NFL’s First Openly Gay Player?

Today's Buzz covers extended federal benefits for legally married same-sex couples, efforts to reform the government's surveillance programs, and controversy over homophobia within the NFL. … [Read more...]

Is the NFL Ready for a Gay Athlete?

Michael Sam, a defensive end from the University of Missouri and The Associated Press' SEC Defensive Player of the Year, said during an interview Sunday that he is gay. Sam, projected to be an early pick in the May NFL draft, could become the league's first openly gay active player in history. Although a full two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans agree gay and lesbian relationships should be accepted by society, one still has to wonder: is the macho culture of the NFL ready to embrace a gay … [Read more...]


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