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
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-13-16

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  • Could reality TV define our national reality? "Sister Wives" polygamy case appeals to Supreme Court
  • Rationality, desperation theory, and the attempt to understand North Korea's latest nuclear test
  • Birds of a feather flock together: What your friendships reveal about your worldview
Monday

The Briefing 09-12-16

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  • Terrorism and the reality of evil: 9/11 and the American mind
  • A terror cell of Islamic women in Paris: The threat of terrorism expands and still shocks
  • Inter-planetary Panspermia? A scientist argues for his own "improved" idea of Intelligent Design
Friday

The Briefing 09-09-16

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  • "Even a church" — Massachusetts law can require a church to violate Scripture
  • It's not just Massachusetts: The larger pattern that threatens religious liberty
  • To each "zirs" own? Vanderbilt's pronoun chart and the end of conversation
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-07-16

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  • Collapse of human dignity: Zika crisis leads to arguments for abortion, euthanasia, infanticide.
  • Why is Ian McEwan's new book sparking cultural conversation? The protagonist is an unborn baby.
  • Phyllis Schlafly, a defining leader in the modern conservative movement, dies at age 92
Friday

The Briefing 09-02-16

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  • California considering bill that would outlaw the kind of videos that exposed Planned Parenthood evils
  • Is adoption meaningless now? NYT editorial board celebrates redefinition of parenthood
  • Amidst the collapse of Christianity in Britain, some are wondering what will fill the gap
  • Is this socialism? Bernie supporters balk at use of "dark money" and his $600k third home
Thursday

The Briefing 09-01-16

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  • "De facto" parents? In stunning decision, New York's highest court radically redefines parenting
  • When it comes to their own children, liberals tend to be more concerned about pornography
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-31-16

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  • There never was any middle ground: A response to David Gushee's volcanic LGBT prediction
  • What happens when religious liberty faces "other stronger interests"? Well, who's defining "stronger"?
  • Liberal, Moderate, or Conservative? Facebook is making a list and checking it twice
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-30-16

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  • Sexual assault education ... in kindergarten? When morality is untethered from revelation
  • Whose life should be saved first? The irreducibly moral dimension of public health
  • Peace in the Americas: Permanent cease-fire concludes half-century civil war in Colombia
Friday

The Briefing 08-26-16

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  • Another Earth? Why cosmology always reveals theology
  • Dishonorable discharge? An Army general's adultery and the American conscience
  • The "Good Parent" vs. the "Get-Real Parent": Deep moral insight for parents from an unexpected source
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
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
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-17-16

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  • When gay pride becomes big business: The commercialization of LGBT activism
  • Were the hippies right? How looking at the 1960's helps explain our world today
  • The moral behind the medical stat: 1 in 5 babies born in Indiana are addicted to drugs
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