The Morning Buzz | Is the Internet Killing Religion?

Today's Buzz includes video of Passover versions of songs from the Frozen soundtrack, and reports on the Senate blocking the Paycheck Fairness Act, Hillary Clinton still thinking about running in the 2016 presidential election, how the internet affects religious disaffiliation and Derrick Gordon becoming the first openly gay Division I basketball player. … [Read more...]

Are you paying too much in taxes?

As millions of Americans rush to finish their tax returns by the looming April 15th deadline, many feel that their tax bills are too high. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | President Signs Equal Pay Executive Orders

Today's Morning Buzz reports that President Obama signed two executive orders that enforce equal pay laws for women, the Senate extends unemployment benefits, the chances of finding a job are improving and Pope Francis praises church workers in Africa who advocated chastity as a way of preventing the spread of HIV. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jeb Bush Calls Immigration “Act of Love”

Today's Buzz reports on PRRI's blog post about Americans who practice more than one religion, PRRI's Scholar's Sidebar with Melissa Deckman, a New York Times op-ed that proposes pensions for all American workers, Jeb Bush's recent speech calling immigration an "act of love," and the Brooking Institute's newest Metro Monitor, which tracks jobs, unemployment, housing prices and output for major U.S. cities. … [Read more...]

Melissa Deckman Talks to PRRI about Bible Elective Classes, Creationism vs. Evolution, and Sex Education in Public Schools

Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Hollywood Finds Religion

Today's Buzz examines how the recently released jobs report points to persistent inequality, the health risks linked to low levels of Vitamin D, peak cherry blossom bloom in Washington DC, Mississippi's Religious Freedom law, and how Hollywood is finding religion in 2014. … [Read more...]

Mixing and Matching: Who Practices Multiple Religions?

A recent survey conducted by PRRI found that sixteen percent of Americans currently say they follow the teachings or practices of more than one religion. … [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...]

The Morning Buzz | NSA Admits to Spying on Americans

Today's Buzz reports on the National Security Administration admission that it's been spying on Americans, the Supreme Court ruling against campaign finance caps for individuals, the drop in fuel consumption since 2004, the popularity of MLB teams, the Pope's speech emphasizing traditional marriage, and tax breaks for Christian television networks. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Makes Humans Happy

Today's Buzz includes the GOP budget, an interview with the new director of the Obama administration's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, Obamacare exceeds enrollment numbers, what makes people happy, and the Hobby Lobby family meets with Pope Francis. … [Read more...]


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