Morning Buzz | Are Catholicism and Libertarianism Like Oil and Water?

Today's Buzz covers evidence linking support for voter ID laws to racial bias, the conflict between catholicism and libertarianism, transgender veterans speak out against the military's ban on transgender troops, church in Arizona offers sanctuary to an immigrant without legal documentation who has an American-born son and has been in the country for more than 14 years. … [Read more...]

In the New York Times: Thomas Edsall Cites PRRI Data on Racial Bias in “The Great White Hope”

"The Great White Hope," Thomas Edsall's latest New York Times column, which includes PRRI data on racial bias in the United States, explores Republican strategy to win votes for the 2014 midterm and 2016 presidential elections. Challenges lie ahead, Edsall argues, if the GOP continues to pin the outcome of national campaigns on increasing support from white voters, a tactic previous referred to as the "Southern strategy." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Challenges for Republicans’ “Great White Hope” Strategy

Today's Buzz covers Thomas Edsall's New York Time's piece on why the "Southern Strategy" is no longer viable for Republicans, historical systemic discrimination against gay and lesbian federal workers, Supreme Court justice halts execution in Missouri, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary admits a Muslim student, how an official World Cup soccer ball gets made. … [Read more...]

Racial Attitudes in the United States

PRRI's Graphic of the week delves into the data that shows not only do attitudes about race divide Americans demographically and culturally, the issue of race also creates substantial political divisions. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Once Unaffiliated, Always Unaffiliated?

In today's Buzz, Jews remember the Holocaust in Poland, retention rates of the unaffiliated, Justice Department seeks to eliminate racial bias in criminal justice system, United Church of Christ files suit against North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. … [Read more...]


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