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

The Briefing 08-09-16

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  • The NY Times recognizes its own liberal bias and worldview. Can Christians say the same?
  • Is one "more fulfilled" single rather than married? Dubious studies based on other studies make claim
  • When liberal policies outpace liberal preferences: San Francisco liberals don't want affordable housing
  • France's socialist president has an un-socialist habit: $11,000 haircuts

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

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.

The Briefing 08-04-16

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  • The fall of Roger Ailes can serve warning for Christians to avoid a media echo chamber
  • Biden officiates same-sex wedding, tweets photo posturing on the "right side of history"
  • The NBA, creator of the WNBA, spurns North Carolina for codifying gender distinction
  • In surprising decision, SCOTUS temporarily blocks transgender bathroom use in Virginia public school

The Briefing 07-01-16

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  • Pope Francis continues to sow confusion with remarks on marriage, homosexuality, and—yes—justification
  • Under cultural pressure, military lifts transgender ban and removes "man" from job titles

The Briefing 06-30-16

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  • America's new state religion: California bill threatens existence of Christian higher ed
  • California to consider legalizing recreational marijuana in November with "Adult Use of Marijuana Act"
  • The economics of morality: Microsoft first major company to try capitalizing on marijuana

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

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.

The Briefing 06-27-16

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  • Brexit means change for both Britain and Europe. But just what will that change bring?
  • Influential conservative George Will exits GOP over loss of party's conservative identity
  • One year after Obergefell, historic decision still sending shock waves throughout society

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

The Briefing 06-21-16

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  • Russian athletes banned from Olympics due to Moscow's complicity in doping charges
  • Former SS guard at Auschwitz convicted in what may be the final Nazi war crime trial
  • Gender differences continue to shine through despite society's best efforts to gloss over them