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The Briefing 03-24-14

Politically active judges are not responding to Supreme Court decisions, but anticipating them; Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reveal if he is truly serious…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 01-10-14

Israel adopts one of the most liberal abortion laws ever known to humanity; Federal courts making pivotal decisions on abortion; The double standard on disabilitiesRead this essay →

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The Briefing 01-06-14

Extreme Cold moves across the midwest and east coast; Boy Scouts start allowing gay members at the first of the year; Bill de Blasio gets…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-20-13 – Final Briefing of the 2013 Season

Duck Dynasty controversy isn’t over style – it’s over substance; New Mexico legalizes same-sex marriage using unrelated 1972 amendment; Methodist Minister who performed same-sex wedding…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-19-13

Panel of journalist elites admit media has a liberal bias; Why is a leading scholarly association boycotting Israel? — Antisemitism; Christmas: “The national holiday that…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-10-13

Same-Sex Marriage legal in Australia – but legal challenges remain; Latest Obamacare controversy – Massive wealth re-distribution; American education not measuring up. The major solution…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-09-13

Speed of the moral revolution: Judge orders Colorado baker to make cake for same-sex couple; The vulgarization of American culture not a pendulum – it’s…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-05-13

Would higher minimum wage really lead to the greatest human flourishing? No one really knows; After over ten years, the legalization of prostitution in Germany…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-27-13

Foundations of religious liberty not found in Constitution – just recognized there; Biggest questions about Newtown not answered in report and cannot be answered apart…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-25-13

Iran ‘nuclear deal’ a giant step toward Iran becoming de facto nuclear power; Leadership requires both competence and character; The end of the filibuster deals…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-19-13

On this 150th anniversary, The Gettysburg Address has not grown smaller on the historical stage, but larger; The fear of rival worldviews: North Korean citizens…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-15-13

Not just a morality debate – Society increasingly doesn’t even understand moral traditionalists; 2013 a “watershed” year for transgender rights, but the wave is only…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-14-13

Heart-wrenching New York Magazine cover story interviews women who have had abortions; Supreme Court flooded with abortion cases; Atheist mega-churches? Atheists are religious about their…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-11-13

Typhoon Haiyan strongest storm ever to hit land. What can you do? Pray.; Remembering the 75th anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” and how a society tips into…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-07-13

Political shifts indicate moral shifts – New York elects decidedly liberal mayor; Christie wins in a commanding way as McAuliffe wins by surprisingly narrow margin;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-04-13

After $1.6 billion spent on security, LAX still not safe. Is safety possible? In Kentucky, first gay divorce attempted in state where same-sex marriage is…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-31-13

Christians must consider moral, ethical, and religious implications of Halloween; Public schools refuse to celebrate Halloween. It’s too religious; Battling Halloween candy by handing out…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-14-13

Has the Nobel Peace Prize’s prestige been tarnished by politicization?; When you read Alice Monro, you don’t just read the story of people, but civilization;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-11-13

Extend crisis deadline? Politics as theatre is growing tiresome and frustrating.; Are we witnessing a meltdown of the constitutional order?; New law in California permits…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-08-13

New York Times Editors give their opinion on how Supreme Court should rule; Originalism, Textualism, and Theology in Scalia’s historic interview; California Governor signs law…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-03-13

Government Shutdown a show of political theater with genuine political issues at stake; Euthanasia performed after dissatisfaction with sex change operation; Secularism explodes among American…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-02-13

Politics important but not ultimate: 3 sobering realities about the government shutdown; Health insurance vs. health care: Why Obamacare doesn’t solve the problem; 2 is…Read this essay →

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The Aspirant Nation – A Conversation with Conrad Black

Conrad Black has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. He is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis,…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-26-13

Leader’s must be clear. President Obama has not been.; Obama increasingly restrained by liberals; Hypocrisy in Congress: Congressional members exempting themselves from Obamacare; Government ran…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-25-13

Obama may get a low grade in Syria, but he deserves a much higher grade in Iran; As an atheist, what do you say to…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-24-13

Female theology professor at major Christian college comes out as transgender man; For the first time, more Americans 50 and older are divorced than widowed;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-19-13

More than an economic problem: The “lost” generation; After a “he-session,” we are having a “she-covery”; Re-marriage rates on the decline because of cohabitation; 1…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-18-13

How did Alexis still have security clearance despite warning signs?; Chaplain leader calls for resignation of SBC chaplains who won’t support same-sex relationships; The danger…Read this essay →

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Can Evangelical Chaplains Serve God and Country?—The Crisis Arrives

Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military? That question, though inconceivable to our nation's founders, is now front and...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-16-13

50th anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing; Epic flooding in Colorado reminder humans not in control; 5th anniversary of Wall Street collapse: Have we…Read this essay →

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