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.

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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.

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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 mariju… [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… [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 white friends and family.

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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 ho… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Young Ministers Struggle to Find Work

In today’s Buzz, where a $100 bill goes furthest, college might not be turning students into atheists, the economic landscape is bleak for young ministers, Ebola spreads across west Africa, Rhode Island is the country’s least politically polarized stat… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are the 10 Commandments Coming to an Alabama Courthouse?

In today’s Buzz, Missouri’s governor deploys the National Guard to Ferguson, an Alabama county commissioner wants the 10 Commandments in his courtroom, large numbers of military personnel seek charitable help getting food, the NRCC encourages GOP candi… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Evangelicals Feel Estranged from the GOP

In today’s Buzz, evangelicals feel estranged from the Republican Party, a study finds that humans are to blame for two-thirds of the recent melting of the glaciers, scientists experiment with new ways to protect women from HIV, many call for the demili… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Summer Jobs Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

In today’s Buzz, a reporter gets arrested in Ferguson, summer jobs might soon be a thing of the past, more gay people are leaving urban enclaves for the suburbs, evangelicals plan a solidarity trip to Israel, and David Gushee tries to turn down the tem… [Read more...]


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