Monday

The Briefing 12-05-16

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  • Moral outrage over currency? Bank of England apologizes for including animal product in new £5 note
  • By our outrage we reveal ourselves: France bans commercial showing happy children with Down syndrome
  • You'll know them by their outrage: Fury over Texas requiring fetal remains be treated as human remains
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-22-16

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  • Who can forgive sin? Pope Francis extends dispensation of forgiveness for women who've had an abortion
  • China considers lifting sanctions against out-of-wedlock births to boost low birth rate
  • Tinder goes non-binary: Online dating site adds 37+ gender options for users
  • No moral responsibility? Surgeon General says addiction should be treated like disease.
Friday

The Briefing 10-28-16

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  • "Emma is a boy": Atlanta paper features mother's story of 12-yr-old daughter who wants to be a boy
  • Pansexual? Miley Cyrus and our cultural confusion
  • Media and young hearts: American Academy of Pediatrics updates screen time recommendation
  • 115 boys to 100 girls: Armenia outlaws sex-selective abortions to avoid looming demographic crisis
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-25-16

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  • Can a moral revolution rewrite history? Britain to posthumously pardon men convicted of gay crimes
  • Once a bastion of Calvinism and Catholicism, Scotland now has the "gayest Parliament in the world”
  • The end of capital punishment? Support for the death penalty falls to lowest point in decades
  • Advocates of partial-birth abortion insist it's rare. Why won't they say it's wrong?
Monday

The Briefing 10-24-16

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  • Hillary finds enthusiastic support in the media for her unblinking defense of late-term abortion
  • Are doublespeak and hypocrisy merely tools of the political trade? A defense of being two-faced in the New York Times
  • Study indicates secular people tend to invest greater trust in those who are religious
Wednesday

The Briefing 10-19-16

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  • "Back end eugenics": African Americans in D.C. suspicious of pending assisted suicide law
  • Federal court to pro-life centers: You must tell women where they can get abortions
  • Media bias by the numbers: 96% of campaign contributions from journalists went to Hillary Clinton
Thursday

The Briefing 10-06-16

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  • Hurricane Matthew prompts mass evacuations as it heads for Southeast US
  • Supranationalism vs. subsidiarity: How significant is the UN's election of its next Secretary General?
  • Bisexuality is on the rise in Britain, but not for the reason you might think
  • France vows to prosecute pro-life websites that "deliberately deceive" women on abortion
  • Liberal Protestantism's meltdown: Episcopal Church welcomes heretical sculpture of woman on a crucifix
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
Monday

The Briefing 08-08-16

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  • Will our brave new world include human-animal chimeras? NIH proposal erases ethical lines
  • The misplaced trust of Scientism and the dangers of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Rationalia"
  • Inconvenient truth: If science proved life begins at conception, this abortion activist wouldn't care
  • Should we floss? The (not so) surprising scientific discord surrounding dental hygeine
Wednesday

The Briefing 06-29-16

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  • Why are the most important moral questions of our time being decided by the Supreme Court?
  • Independent report shows SCOTUS decisions are trending left. Are we really surprised?
  • Can Christians still be pharmacists? Yesterday's SCOTUS decision a major blow to religious liberty.
  • From covenant to contract: No-fault divorce is wreaking havoc on another generation
  • Islamic terrorist attack in Istanbul another attempt at upending civilization as we know it
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-28-16

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  • In landmark case, SCOTUS doubles down on "constitutional" right to an abortion invented 40 yrs. ago
  • Ex-Gov. of Virginia avoids conviction in unanimous SCOTUS decision upholding due process
  • Most British millennials were strongly against Brexit—but not enough to vote.
Friday

The Briefing 06-24-16

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  • Political drama in the House of Representatives as Democrats stage sit-in on gun control
  • SCOTUS checks Obama's executive overreach on immigration, upholds UT's affirmative action
  • Correlation between religious affiliation and abortion highlights why theology matters
  • The stories of two 90-year-old men allow us to reflect on the debt we owe to history
Friday

The Briefing 06-10-16

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  • Mom of baby with Down syndrome sends remarkable letter to doctor who recommended abortion
  • Naturalistic, evolutionary explanation of cuteness in babies borders on the ridiculous
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