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
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