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
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-10-16

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  • What the NIKE ad featuring a trans athlete tells us about the culture and ourselves
  • The transgender revolution hits the Olympics … but not consistently
  • College football and the sexual revolution: LGBT groups demand Big 12 deny BYU membership
  • Deliberate childlessness celebrated: A really bad argument moves to the mainstream
Friday

The Briefing 08-05-16

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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Olympic: The Olympics, then and now
  • "Clemency, please, Mister President": President Obama's clemency order
  • No longer a danger to himself or others? John Hinckley, who shot Pres. Reagan, released from psychiatric hospital.
  • A pardon, seriously? Gov. Brown rejects pardon request of "model prisoner" — a Manson family murderer.