Morning Buzz | POTUS Heads to the Vatican

Today's Buzz ponders whether the meeting between President Obama and Pope Francis will be collaborative or confrontational, pollution's deadly effects, a prominent evangelical charity's decision to hire Christian LGBT employees, and the connection between character and social mobility. … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]

Anti-Gay and -Lesbian Bullying and Discrimination

Today, most Americans (68 percent) believe that gay and lesbian people face a lot of discrimination in the United States. For many younger gay and lesbian people, discrimination often comes in the form of bullying, which has prompted a national discussion about anti-gay attitudes toward and bullying of gay and lesbian youth. Today, nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans agree that bullying of gay and lesbian teenagers is a major problem in schools. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Begins Hearing Arguments in Hobby Lobby Case Today

Today's Buzz looks at how men can get more dates, Connecticut's success with enrolling residents in Obamacare, why Latino ACA enrollment numbers are so low, segregation of the poor in major U.S. cities, and the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | So long to the perfect bracket — and $1,000,000,000

Today's Morning Buzz covers Michelle Obama's ping-pong diplomacy in China, the myth of gay affluence, same-sex marriage in Michigan, uncovering sex abuse at Christian institutions, and NCAA upsets. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Can PTSD Be Treated with Medical Marijuana?

Today's Morning Buzz looks at hot infographics depicting a cool economic recovery, Gay Republicans running for Congress, the study of marijuana in treating PTSD, shows of interfaith solidarity in Colorado and Malaysia, and changing stigma toward HIV/AIDS. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart talks about Gay Marriage in the South using PRRI Data

While filling in for Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC earlier this week, Jonathan Capehart discussed rapidly evolving views on same-sex marriage in the South. In the segment, Capehart points to PRRI data that demonstrates the dramatic shift in attitudes about same-sex marriage in the South over the past ten years. In 2003, 23 percent of Southerners supported same-sex marriage; in 2013 that number jumped to 48 percent. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Barack-etology Unlikely to Win Office Pools

Today's Morning Buzz reports on the effectiveness of online ads, the connection between health and social determinants, and the sixth annual Barack-etology. … [Read more...]

Stigma, Discrimination, & HIV/AIDS

Graphic of the Week examines American attitudes about HIV/AIDS, including causes and discrimination. … [Read more...]

How far will your team advance in the NCAA Tournament?

Today's Buzz reports on the biggest issue facing Christianity in America, the effect of increasing the minimum wage, Obamacare enrollment numbers, when extroverts are happier than introverts, and March Madness. … [Read more...]


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