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The Briefing 05-09-14

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1) Reports on media and Supreme Court evidence there is no true intellectual objectivity

Media Slant: A Question of Cause and Effect, New York Times (N. Gregory Mankiw)

Report: Journalists Are Miserable, Liberal, Over-Educated, Under-Paid, Middle-Aged Men, The Atlantic (Derek Thompson)

For Justices, Free Speech Often Means ‘Speech I Agree With’, New York Times (Adam Liptak)

2) Gary Becker, who articulated significance of family for economy, dies

Gary Becker, an economist who changed economics, Washington Post (Catherine Rampbell)

Gary Becker, 83, Nobel Laureate, Dies; Applied Economics to Everyday Life, New York Times (Robert D. Hershey, Jr)

The Wisdom of Gary Becker, Wall Street Journal

3) Cohabitation of the elderly indicates economic choices reflect moral values

Welcoming Love at an Older Age, but Not Necessarily Marriage, New York Times (Stanley Luxemberg)

4) Media assist spread of  moral outrage over Boko Haram kidnappings

How our girls are bringing Nigeria back, Washington Post (Uzodinma Iweala)

Hey Boko Haram, pick up a Quran and bring back our girls, CNN (Arsalan Iftikhar)

#BringBackOurGirls. And bring back our country, President Jonathan, The Guardian (Chibundu Onuzo)

5) The culture of death goes viral

“I Feel Super Great About Having an Abortion” — The Culture of Death Goes Viral, AlbertMohler.com (R Albert Mohler, Jr.)