Monday

The Briefing 03-07-16

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  • 2016 Republican presidential race reaches level of unprecedented coarseness and crudeness
  • Georgia's Republican governor pledges to veto religious liberty bill on religious grounds
  • US Military to begin recruiting women for combat, ignoring physiological differences
  • Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94, leaving influential yet complex legacy
Wednesday

The Briefing 03-02-16

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  • Christians may face tough decision November as Trump and Clinton gained momentum on Tuesday
  • Arguments for a woman's right to abortion neglect rights of unborn in case before SCOTUS
  • South Dakota Governor under LGBT pressure vetoed bill that bars opposite-sex bathroom access
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-01-16

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  • One-word religious labels becoming less helpful in predicting votes, excepting the "nones"
  • Bernie Sanders has a long political career that evidences his true religion: Revolution
  • Euthanasia of autism patient demonstrates the erasure of all moral lines in Europe
  • The Oscars are an occasion to reflect on Hollywood's expanding and shrinking influences 
Thursday

The Briefing 02-25-16

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  • Commander in chief or entertainer in chief? Presidential candidate expectations have changed
  • Literature's power to influence culture made clear in two prominent authors' obituaries
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner and ex-Polish President Lech Walesa denies charges of corruption
  • Entrepreneurs seek to capitalize on cannabis by removing "stigma" around weed 
Monday

The Briefing 02-22-16

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  • As presidential race continues, the field narrows and worldview divides become clearer
  • Death of Antonin Scalia accentuates the importance of elections for American public and private life
  • Argument at Georgetown law school highlights just how liberal American higher ed is
  • Creationists draw ire of media, labeled "evangelical extremists"
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-10-16

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  • Results of New Hampshire primary reflect the truth that even geography matters to worldview
  • Bernie Sanders's "religious feelings" have no doctrinal content yet still trouble atheists
  • GOP shouldn't cut the "God talk," religion a good indicator of worldview and policy
  • Florida man's crime of assault with a deadly alligator a picture of human ingenuity in sin
Tuesday

The Briefing 02-09-16

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  • Rise of socialism's popularity on the Left reveals many unaware of historical failures
  • Clash of worldviews on the Left puts Hollywood and young voters at odds with feminists
  • Global unrest has direct impact on 2016 presidential race in the candidacy of Rand Paul
Thursday

The Briefing 01-28-16

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  • Political polling mirrors American sports scene, distorts political process
  • The political process is a reminder that our worldview is fundamental to how we think
  • Though some declare Planned Parenthood "vindicated," the Law of God stands over law of man
  • Upcoming releases from Hollywood expose an underlying worldview careening left
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-26-16

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  • Every presidential election boils down to a choice between competing worldviews
  • Character, conviction, and worldview must be central in determining how a Christian votes
Friday

The Briefing 01-08-16

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  • North Korea's claim to have hydrogen bomb stark reminder of challenge in restraining evil
  • Sex education controversy in Omaha is a battle over morality, not "just the facts"
  • Upcoming caucuses will reflect current divide in America along basic worldview commitments
  • New study confirms ancient Christian teaching: children need both mothers and fathers
  • "Mobile" generation tends to find self-worth in social media, not in the image of God