The Morning Buzz | The Pope Just Says “No” to Recreational Drugs

Today's Buzz covers Pope Francis's denouncement of legalizing recreational drugs, how Americans spend their time, the most conservative and liberal cities in each state, Americans believe poverty is caused by circumstances beyond an individual's control, U.S. falls short on paid maternity leave, Obama asked to squash DOJ memo allowing faith-based organizations to hire and fire employees based on religious beliefs. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Presbyterian Church Approves Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers the Presbyterian Church's vote to allow same-sex marriage, skulls studied in Spain yield new discoveries about human evolution, Americans' support of euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide, how urban areas lose out when states refuse to expand Obamacare-funded Medicaid, Pastor demands transparency from Border Patrol, Brian Schweitzer insults Eric Cantor and Dianne Feinstein. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers today's march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Studies Find Mentioning Religion on Resumes Lead to Fewer Interviews

Today's Buzz covers soccer and immigration, political parties and incarceration, the separation of church and state, and how college religious activities' impact on hiring. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Upholds Ban for Public School Graduation Ceremonies in Churches

Today's Buzz covers Freedom Summer, Hobby Lobby, female children's impact on judges, Supreme Court decisions, and Obama issues an executive order to bar federal contractors from discriminating LGBT people. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | U.S. Catholic Bishops Re-evaluate Spending Habits

Today's Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

Today's Buzz includes new Atlantic piece from Dr. Jones, new HuffPo piece from Dan Cox, Hobby Lobby Case, excommunication in the Mormon Church, attitudes towards atheists, and Miranda v. Arizona. … [Read more...]

On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat. … [Read more...]

In the New York Times | Two NYT Articles Feature New PRRI Data

Two New York Times articles feature PRRI's newest immigration data. … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, "How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor." In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republica … [Read more...]


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