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Thursday

The Briefing 08-25-16

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  • God and the natural order: How should Christians process the deadly earthquake in Italy?
  • ISIS turns to kids for its future, recruiting new suicide bombers with toys and ice cream
  • New federal transgender rule threatens backbone of the American health care system—religious hospitals
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-24-16

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  • Planned Parenthood's deadly—and newly aggressive—worldview
  • The "unschooling" movement hits Louisville. Was Rousseau right about education?
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-23-16

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  • Obama administration's transgender bathroom guidelines blocked by federal judge — for now
  • The power of consumers: After dim sales report, Target announces new bathroom initiative
  • Bigger lotteries mean bigger losers: When the government preys on the people
  • Russian anarchist convention illustrates the best argument against anarchy—implementation
Monday

The Briefing 08-22-16

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  • Turkish wedding suicide bomber who killed 50 was just a child, between 12 and 14 yrs old
  • The good, the bad, and the weird: What can we learn about humanity from the 2016 Olympics?
  • The "queerest" Olympics ever? The unsettled conscience and uncertain future of LGBT sport
  • The gender revolution arrives at the clothing store—but it's still organized male-female
Friday

The Briefing 08-19-16

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  • A photograph from Syria and stories from the States: How should Christians respond to child suffering?
  • Over-scheduling and postponed responsibility: What worldview animates American childhoods?
  • The inequality behind educational inequality? Growing up with mom and dad in the home.
  • Going home to no home: California wildfires, Louisiana flooding, and gaining perspective
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