Monday

The Briefing 10-10-16

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  • A humiliation for American democracy: The Town Hall debate
  • The Great Evangelical Predicament: 2016 Presidential Race and its final days
  • Scandal, character, & presidential leadership: Unanswered questions in the 2016 presidential campaign
Thursday

The Briefing 10-06-16

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  • Hurricane Matthew prompts mass evacuations as it heads for Southeast US
  • Supranationalism vs. subsidiarity: How significant is the UN's election of its next Secretary General?
  • Bisexuality is on the rise in Britain, but not for the reason you might think
  • France vows to prosecute pro-life websites that "deliberately deceive" women on abortion
  • Liberal Protestantism's meltdown: Episcopal Church welcomes heretical sculpture of woman on a crucifix
Friday

The Briefing 09-30-16

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  • Checks and Balances: Congress overrides Pres. Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency
  • Electoral accountability: Elected state judges less supportive of LGBT rights than appointed ones
  • Today marks 40th anniversary of the Hyde amendment, which protects taxpayers from paying for abortions
  • New Ligonier and LifeWay study shows widespread theological confusion in America, even in our churches
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-27-16

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  • Who won the debate? What fact-checkers and political analysts reveal about worldview and truth
  • But will they even vote? Poor civic involvement reflects lack of conviction amongst growing "nones"
  • China joins the quest for alien life with new, massive telescope
  • Missionaries to Mars: If found, would Christians need to take the gospel to aliens?
Thursday

The Briefing 09-22-16

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  • The end of mom and dad? Scientists say making babies without eggs may be possible
  • The danger of absolute power: Labour Party's collapse has destabilized British politics
  • History warns against a strongman: Praise for Putin reveals false hope of an autocratic leader
  • Detailed map of gay marriage in America gives new insight into our new moral landscape
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-21-16

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  • The irrationality of terrorists: One was a "normal American kid," the other had a history with the FBI
  • The heart is desperately wicked: Experts unable to find predictor for “Lone Wolf” terror
  • What is the proper moral reflex in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa?
  • Real ethics for artificial intelligence? Human beings and the gift of moral consciousness
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-20-16

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  • Terrorist attacks in 3 states over the weekend underscore ongoing threat of radical Islam
  • Nashville, the "buckle of the Bible belt," to consider decriminalizing marijuana
  • Does marijuana produce slackers? New research shows lack of regulatory standards harmful
  • 7,800,947—the number of opioid prescriptions in TN, surpassing that state's population
Friday

The Briefing 09-16-16

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  • ACC pulls championships from NC, citing "principles" of inclusion and nondiscrimination
  • "The times, they are a-changin'": Orlando sports columnist mocks NC in bid to ACC
  • Democrats refuse to pass Zika bill because it doesn't include money for Planned Parenthood
  • Could religion's decline precipitate economic decline? Question has secularists worried
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-14-16

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  • The piling on continues: NCAA pulls championship games from North Carolina over HB2
  • Nonsensical theology: How Tim Kaine reconciles same-sex marriage and his Catholic faith
  • Italy's Fertility Day campaign backfires, but still spotlights country's disastrously low birth rate