The Morning Buzz | Women Are Cracking the Stained-Glass Ceiling

In today's Buzz, the National Guard heads to the Texas-Mexico border with too little to do, U.S. employers are taking longer to fill empty positions, Texas's voter ID law goes to trial, Oklahoma's schools start in legal limbo, women crack the stained-glass ceiling, and more people choose to rent. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest

In today's Buzz, a "megadrought" seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Utah Judge Issues Victory for Polygamous Family

In today's Buzz, expansion of mental health care stalls, a Utah judge issues a victory for a polygamous family, the U.S. government sues a Minneapolis suburb for blocking an Islamic center, a leaked poll shows that women are skeptical of the GOP, measuring abortion rates is challenging, and both parties worry that White House action on immigration could tip the 2014 midterm elections. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

In today's Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles's mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Where Can You Pack Heat in Public?

In today's Buzz, Americans' racial segregation, where you can carry a handgun openly, racism as a spiritual issue, Democrats organize in Arkansas, and universities still suffer from a dearth of socioeconomic diversity. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Did Immigration Officials Discourage Migrants from Seeking Asylum?

In today's Buzz, Mark Driscoll takes a six-week leave, civil rights groups sue immigration officials, voting rights cases begin, a "drafting error" could doom Obamacare, and no Democratic politician has given voice to the anger in Ferguson. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Adjusts the Contraception Mandate Exemption

In today's Buzz, the Obama administration announced changes to the contraception mandate exemption, budget cuts threaten a unique Alabama prison education program, working mothers are penalized in hourly jobs, gun groups appeal to women, medical marijuana entrepreneurs try to expand, and a Jewish woman explains why she stopped going to synagogue. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Why White and Black Americans Are Divided on What Ferguson Means for the Country

In today's Buzz, why it's so hard for white people to understand Ferguson, the Supreme Court moves closer to addressing same-sex marriage, Compton allows school police to carry semiautomatic rifles, racial gaps in health outcomes narrow but remain wide, and Christian conservatives believe they're in a "Babylonian exile." … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic | Why It’s Hard for White People to Get Ferguson by Robert P. Jones

Today, The Atlantic’s most popular article is a feature by PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones, which explores one important reason why whites perceive the issue of race in America so differently than blacks. According to Jones, many whites have difficulty understanding the problems faced by black Americans which led to the unrest in Ferguson Mo. simply because whites are socially isolated from African Americans and their experiences. Most whites are surrounded predominantly—if not exclusively—by other whit … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | “Moral Mondays” Expands to Twelve States

In today's Buzz, the "Moral Mondays" movement expands beyond North Carolina into twelve states, Rick Perry turns himself in on two felony charges of abuse of power, the foreign press responds to Ferguson, a study finds that many marriages begin with hookups, and the mystery of the teen birth rate. … [Read more...]


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