Tuesday

The Briefing 04-04-17

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  • Filibuster vs. the nuclear option: History in the making as Gorsuch nomination forwarded to full Senate
  • Work ethic, food, and politics: How 2 Thessalonians 3:10 sparked controversy in the US House of Reps
  • Mike Pence, the Billy Graham Rule, and the importance of protecting marriage from infidelity
Monday

The Briefing 04-03-17

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  • This is the big week in Washington--the Supreme Court, the Senate, Neil Gorsuch, & the nuclear option.
  • Is the Senate filibuster itself a constitutional problem?
  • The NCAA plays hardball with North Carolina, becomes enforcer for LGBTQ demands.
  • Basketball over bathrooms -- this is how a revolution in morality is coerced.
Wednesday

The Briefing 03-29-17

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  • History, law, and abortion politics: Why is Europe more conservative on abortion than America?
  • No middle ground on life and death: Why the Democratic Party isn't likely to change on abortion
  • Money, markets, and marijuana: Colorado to protect lucrative marijuana industry if Feds crack down
  • Should we break up the liberal city? Looking closer at history's urban-rural divide
Wednesday

The Briefing 03-22-17

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch remains poised and unscathed as Supreme Court nomination hearing continues
  • Time for every brand to pick a political side? The politicization of every dimension of American life
  • Beyond 'He' or 'She'? TIME magazine and the hyper-individualization of gender and sexuality
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-21-17

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  • In ongoing confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch, opening statements illustrate just what's at stake
  • Money, budgets, and morality: Trump budget faces hurdles on both sides of the political aisle
  • Is it government's job to make us happy? International Day of Happiness had some asking the question
Friday

The Briefing 03-17-17

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  • Justice Samuel Alito: "A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs."
  • 1 child, 3 parents: The biological and legal revolutions that are redefining parenthood and the family
  • Reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the fall of the Romanovs and the rise of Communist Russia
Thursday

The Briefing 03-16-17

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  • What does it mean to be male and female? New push for Equal Rights Amendment would have courts decide
  • Rise of the personality cult and prosperity theology: Widow of cult leader "Father Divine" dies at 91
Wednesday

The Briefing 03-15-17

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  • Fact checking Sen. Schumer at the Washington Post: No, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms
  • Sore choice for liberal states under AHCA: Lose abortion coverage mandate or deny residents tax credit
  • Changing the story? The background to Disney's new 'Beauty and the Beast'
  • "Age compression": Why our children are getting older younger
Monday

The Briefing 03-13-17

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  • Freedom of conscience vs. abortion "rights": New Mexico legislature debates radical new abortion bills
  • Catholicism and the priesthood: Pope breaks with tradition, says he's open to allowing married priests
  • When homework makes history: Danish boy finds German warplane wreckage during WWII assignment
Friday

The Briefing 03-10-17

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  • Liberal bias in sportswriting? The worldview chasm between sports fans, athletes, and sportswriters
  • In praise of homemakers: Why societies should greatly esteem the sacrifice of those who raise children
  • Those who say stay-at-home moms waste their education don't get the nature of education or motherhood