Thursday

The Briefing 11-17-16

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  • Can pollsters no longer be trusted? A credibility crisis in political news, analysis, and science
  • Facts, value, and truth: Are we witnessing the end of truth in America?
  • "Post-truth" and 2016: What Oxford's word of the year tells us about society
  • College and university campuses are increasingly out of step with the rest of the nation
Wednesday

The Briefing 11-16-16

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  • The alt-right, nationalism, and Stephen Bannon: What do Trump's presidential appointments signal?
  • While Congressional Republicans rally behind Paul Ryan, Democrats wrestle over future of their party
  • The BGCT, a moderate Baptist convention in Texas, confronts two churches over LGBT stance
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-15-16

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  • Geography, demographics, and worldview: Sorting through the aftermath of the 2016 election
  • Hollywood in mourning: For America's cultural elites, election night was a disaster
  • Academic elites at Harvard reflect on radical ideological uniformity in wake of election
  • The Battle of Ideas: "Elections determine who takes power, not who offers the truth."
Monday

The Briefing 11-14-16

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  • In the 2016 presidential election, an astonishing 42 states shifted to the right
  • "Not my president": Anti-democratic spirit in some protests of the election of Donald Trump
  • Why the Electoral College? Understanding the worldview behind the architecture of the US Constitution
  • In telling 60 Minutes interview, Donald Trump says he is "fine with" same-sex marriage
Thursday

The Briefing 11-10-16

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  • In gracious statements, Hillary Clinton and Pres. Obama champion the peaceful transference of power
  • The eyes of the world on America: What kind of President will Donald Trump be?
  • Colorado legalizes physician-assisted suicide under the euphamism "End of Life Options" Act
  • Eight states legalized marijuana on Tuesday, setting up inevitable showdown with federal
  • Death penalty upheld by voters in three states, including the very liberal California
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-08-16

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  • Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine threatens removal of Senate filibuster for SCOTUS nominees
  • The importance of down-ballot voting: Christians must steward their vote in state and local elections
  • Euthanasia, marijuana, death penalty: Referenda give citizens opportunity to directly shape policy
  • Understanding the third party candidates: Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and Evan McMullin
Thursday

The Briefing 11-03-16

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  • LGBT community to Peter Thiel: Being gay is about political identity, not sexual identity
  • Will Airbnb's new "community commitment" eliminate discrimination, or is it just virtue signaling?
  • Who's leading the opposition to expanding gambling in New Jersey? Area casino magnates
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-01-16

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  • China elevates President Xi to "core" leader, joining the ranks of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping
  • Democracy on trial? The geopolitics of the 2016 presidential election
  • When Iraq is finally liberated, will Iraq's Christians have a home?
  • Who's securing the National Security Agency? Recent NSA security breach raises eyebrows
Friday

The Briefing 10-28-16

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  • "Emma is a boy": Atlanta paper features mother's story of 12-yr-old daughter who wants to be a boy
  • Pansexual? Miley Cyrus and our cultural confusion
  • Media and young hearts: American Academy of Pediatrics updates screen time recommendation
  • 115 boys to 100 girls: Armenia outlaws sex-selective abortions to avoid looming demographic crisis
Thursday

The Briefing 10-27-16

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  • By failing to address America's astronomical national debt, we are stealing from the next generation
  • From the terminally ill to the mentally ill: Europe's ever-expanding euthansia laws
  • Canadian doctor helps 94-yr-old commit suicide who wasn't terminally ill but feared he was a burden
  • Denying coverage for terminal illness, insurance offers California mother suicide pills—for $1.20
Wednesday

The Briefing 10-26-16

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  • Which Hillary Clinton? Sanders and Warren vow to hold Hillary's feet to the fire on left-wing policies
  • The false promise of "comprehensive sex education": Louisville schools look to standardize sex ed
  • The Vatican, cremation, and worldview: What the historic Christian teaching on burial says about faith
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-25-16

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  • Can a moral revolution rewrite history? Britain to posthumously pardon men convicted of gay crimes
  • Once a bastion of Calvinism and Catholicism, Scotland now has the "gayest Parliament in the world”
  • The end of capital punishment? Support for the death penalty falls to lowest point in decades
  • Advocates of partial-birth abortion insist it's rare. Why won't they say it's wrong?
Monday

The Briefing 10-24-16

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  • Hillary finds enthusiastic support in the media for her unblinking defense of late-term abortion
  • Are doublespeak and hypocrisy merely tools of the political trade? A defense of being two-faced in the New York Times
  • Study indicates secular people tend to invest greater trust in those who are religious
Friday

The Briefing 10-21-16

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  • ISIS on the run: Major offensive in Mosul comes on the heels of the fall of highly symbolic Dabiq
  • With marijuana on the ballot, cash-strapped states are looking to capitalize on cannabis
  • Whose child is this? With the redefinition of marriage comes the expanded definition of parenthood