The Morning Buzz | Harvard University Cancels Satanic Mass

Today's Buzz covers a halted execution in Texas, Brookings identifies opportunity bottlenecks when it comes to earning potential, Harvard cancels Satanic Mass, a video illustrating the collapse of Antarctica ice sheets, several local governments refuse to assist federal immigration policy, women's filibuster in Missouri to protest abortion waiting period, Virginia divided on legality of same-sex marriage ban. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Legal Eagles Fight for Conservative Christian Causes

Today's Buzz covers Robert P. Jones's latest article in The Atlantic, a law firm fighting for conservative Christian causes, Arkansas overturns same-sex marriage ban -- a decision now being appealed, Pope Francis announces beatification of Paul VI, Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Rules on Prayer at Public Meetings

Today's Buzz covers the SCOTUS decision on prayer at public meetings, the challenge for Democrats with unmarried women voters in the midterm election, trust in public institutions declining, first openly gay Episcopalian bishop is divorcing his husband, best places for single moms to live, and a new blog post by Juhem Navarro-Rivera. … [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...]

Catholics vs. Evangelicals

Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Morals of Millennial Republicans

In today's Buzz -- NYC Police Commissioner shuts down the squad collecting surveillance on Muslims, women's lack of advancement in the workplace pinned to confidence levels, Hobby Lobby president designs Bible curriculum, Senator McCaskill focuses on overhauling sexual assault policies and colleges and universities, what happened to ideological moderates in Congress?, the endurance of abortion as a politically potent issue. … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic: Pope Francis’s Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition

Click here to read The Atlantic article by Dr. Jones about how white evangelical Protestants are more aligned with official Roman Catholic Church positions than Catholics and how the Pope's call for economic justice may effect this political match made in heaven. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Popularity of Passover

Today's Buzz reports Ohio has been ordered to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, few women are interested in careers in academia, Stephen Colbert's take on Common Core, Passover's popularity among the non-Jewish, and a look back on the Loma Prieta earthquake. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Is it possible to be evangelical and support same-sex marriage?

Today's Buzz reports on Honey Maid's artistic response to negative and positive reactions to its ad featuring biracial families and families with same-sex parents, why people might lie about religious behavior, reasons for the sky-rocketing cost of college tuition, Hobby Lobby at odds with Christian women, Gospel of Jesus's Wife traced to ancient times, evangelicals and same-sex marriage, and 1943 responses from American workers about having taxes deducted from wages. … [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...]


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