Monday

The Briefing 05-15-17

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  • "Ransomware" cyber attack affecting over 150 countries stopped by 22 year old surfer—at least for now
  • Days after winning the election, Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as President of France
  • Mormons sever longstanding relationship with Boy Scouts following pattern of rapid liberalization
  • Abortion "God's work"? Setting the record straight on early Christianity's consistent pro-life witness
Thursday

The Briefing 05-11-17

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  • Cognitive dissonance in the NYT: Defending a woman's right to abortion & the disabled's right to life
  • Scouting story #1: If Boy Scouts admit girls who identity as girls, does "Boy" mean anything anymore?
  • Scouting story #2: As Girl Scouts march ideologically leftward, many Christian groups are cutting ties
Friday

The Briefing 04-28-17

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  • Abortion, the central sacrament of the secular left, is challenging the unity of the Democratic Party
  • Religion and the necessary foundation of morality: Will Democrats seek to "reclaim religious ground"?
  • Human hatcheries and the end of pregnancy? Artificial womb raises huge ethical questions
  • "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, and the cost of liberty
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-18-17

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  • Glorifying abortion, Planned Parenthood to honor Hillary Clinton with "Champion of the Century" award
  • Will free speech survive on America's college campuses? Latest trial at Wellesley and Pomona colleges
  • Don't all jobs matter? The importance of work and dignity in the biblical worldview
Thursday

The Briefing 04-13-17

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  • A high court in Sweden just ruled that a midwife must be willing to perform abortions to keep her job
  • Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Calling breastfeeding "natural" is unethical
  • Does it matter if the Passover story is literally true? Truth, fact, and the historicity of the Bible
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-05-17

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  • NCAA "reluctantly" allows N. Carolina consideration for championships after bathroom bill compromise
  • Trump admin cut funding for UN Population Fund over ties to forced abortion and sterilization in China
  • VP Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote on Senate bill that allows states to defund Planned Parenthood
  • 18 hours too long for culture of death: Fed Judge blocks IN law over waiting period before abortion
Wednesday

The Briefing 03-29-17

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  • History, law, and abortion politics: Why is Europe more conservative on abortion than America?
  • No middle ground on life and death: Why the Democratic Party isn't likely to change on abortion
  • Money, markets, and marijuana: Colorado to protect lucrative marijuana industry if Feds crack down
  • Should we break up the liberal city? Looking closer at history's urban-rural divide
Wednesday

The Briefing 03-15-17

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  • Fact checking Sen. Schumer at the Washington Post: No, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms
  • Sore choice for liberal states under AHCA: Lose abortion coverage mandate or deny residents tax credit
  • Changing the story? The background to Disney's new 'Beauty and the Beast'
  • "Age compression": Why our children are getting older younger
Monday

The Briefing 03-13-17

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  • Freedom of conscience vs. abortion "rights": New Mexico legislature debates radical new abortion bills
  • Catholicism and the priesthood: Pope breaks with tradition, says he's open to allowing married priests
  • When homework makes history: Danish boy finds German warplane wreckage during WWII assignment
Monday

The Briefing 02-27-17

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  • Are we alone in the universe? Discovery of seven earth-size planets prompts perennial speculation
  • In recently discovered essay, Winston Churchill ponders life on other planets and the "Goldilocks" zone
  • Why does a NY Times article about babies learning language in the womb not use the word "fetus"?
Friday

The Briefing 02-24-17

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  • Should parents be involved when a minor considers abortion? Current IN law says no; new bill says yes.
  • Vermont edges out New Hampshire in new Gallup survey as the least religious state in America
  • Secularization and Secularism in New England: The shape of our future?
Thursday

The Briefing 02-09-17

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  • The chilling logic of abortionist Willie Parker: "A fetus is not a person; it’s a human entity."
  • Should tax payer money go to churches that counsel women to get abortions?
  • Spokesman claims Planned Parenthood is "the lynchpin" for growing a healthy future for families
  • Study: Millennials think having sex is less intimate than going on first date or meeting the family
Friday

The Briefing 02-03-2017

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  • Should we live with contradiction? Peter Singer's immoral, incoherent worldview
  • "The writing is on the wall for people like me": Disabled British lawmaker decries selective abortion
  • "Life unworthy of life": Germany solemnly remembers the victims of Nazi eugenics
  • Crime and culpability: Secretary of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels dies at 106
Thursday

The Briefing 02-02-2017

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  • Politics & worldview: Is party identification a better indicator of who you will marry than religion?
  • States rush to preserve abortion on demand in face of possible federal restrictions
  • "Pregnant people," not "expectant mothers": British Med. Assoc. codifies doublespeak in new guidelines
  • In response to progressive policy changes, Christians leaving Boy Scouts for conservative alternatives
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-31-17

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  • SCOTUS and the future of America: Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee tonight
  • Reflecting on the 2017 March for Life, there is much to be thankful for and more work to be done
  • From chimeras to chaos: Scientists create embryo that is part-human, part-pig
  • Terror strikes Quebec City: Six dead in anti-immigrant hate crime at Canadian Mosque
Friday

The Briefing 01-27-17

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  • Abortion and the American conscience: 60 million dead, sacrificed at the altar of sexual freedom
  • ISIS's theological claim: Terrorist group destroys ancient sites in the name of Allah
  • Where are all the children? Absence of future generation in San Francisco spells doom for the future
  • Should teenagers have their own rooms? New book challenges the conventional wisdom
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