Tuesday

The Briefing 04-11-17

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  • "Evil" and modernity: Horrors like Syrian chemical attacks force secularists to ponder reality of evil
  • "Christianity is literally dying in Europe": What birth trends tell us about future of global religion
  • Secular humanist clergy? The religion-shaped movement for the non-religious
Monday

The Briefing 04-10-17

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  • Is the Cold War back? Considering the aftermath of the US strike in Syria
  • Suicide bombings in Coptic churches on Palm Sunday underscore threat to Christianity in Middle East
  • Judge Neil Gorsuch to be sworn in today after being confirmed by Senate in 54-45 vote
  • Great British controversy: Church of England outraged over removal of "Easter" from egg hunt on Easter
Thursday

The Briefing 04-06-17

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  • 7th Circuit drops bombshell: Sexual orientation covered under Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • Inaction would be unacceptable: International outrage as chemical weapons used again in Syria
  • Parsing the partisan divide: The competing worldviews of 5 political tribes in Washington, D.C.
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
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-04-17

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  • Filibuster vs. the nuclear option: History in the making as Gorsuch nomination forwarded to full Senate
  • Work ethic, food, and politics: How 2 Thessalonians 3:10 sparked controversy in the US House of Reps
  • Mike Pence, the Billy Graham Rule, and the importance of protecting marriage from infidelity
Monday

The Briefing 04-03-17

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  • This is the big week in Washington--the Supreme Court, the Senate, Neil Gorsuch, & the nuclear option.
  • Is the Senate filibuster itself a constitutional problem?
  • The NCAA plays hardball with North Carolina, becomes enforcer for LGBTQ demands.
  • Basketball over bathrooms -- this is how a revolution in morality is coerced.
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 03-22-17

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch remains poised and unscathed as Supreme Court nomination hearing continues
  • Time for every brand to pick a political side? The politicization of every dimension of American life
  • Beyond 'He' or 'She'? TIME magazine and the hyper-individualization of gender and sexuality
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-21-17

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  • In ongoing confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch, opening statements illustrate just what's at stake
  • Money, budgets, and morality: Trump budget faces hurdles on both sides of the political aisle
  • Is it government's job to make us happy? International Day of Happiness had some asking the question