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Thursday

The Briefing 06-29-17

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  • The politics of abortion: 25 years ago today, SCOTUS handed down the infamous Casey decision
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has played an outsize role in America's culture wars
  • Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards thinks she can change America's conscience on abortion. Will she?
  • Church of CrossFit? Why gyms and other secular communities are replacing church for many today
Wednesday

The Briefing 06-28-17

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  • Geographic virtue signaling: Four more 'discriminatory' states added to California's state travel ban
  • 'No religion' now Australia's number one religion? No, but new census data reveals secularizing trend
  • NPR highlights importance of fathers for children's well-being—are they listening to their own report?
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-27-17

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  • SCOTUS story #1: Big win for religious liberty as Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran
  • SCOTUS story #2: Unanimous Supreme Court decision upholds most of President Trump's travel ban
  • SCOTUS story #3: SCOTUS reverses AR Supreme Court, disestablishing biology-based birth registration
  • SCOTUS story #4: Supreme Court to hear momentous gay wedding cake case on religious liberty next term
Monday

The Briefing 06-26-17

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  • A reversal of medical logic: Families are now suing doctors for saving the lives of their loved ones
  • What our relationship with animals reveals to us about ourselves and the glory of God
  • The surprising reason why the New York Times discontinued their "engagements" section in 1994
Friday

The Briefing 06-23-17

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  • The history of "Born this way" and why the LGBT movement is phasing it out as a slogan
  • What does it say about the LGBT revolution that "Pride" events are now more corporate & less radical?
  • Childhood redefined: Antidepressants for 6-year-olds, Botox for 8-year-olds, & no playing in the sand?
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