Wednesday

The Briefing 05-10-17

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  • Making sense of the unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Trump
  • What will South Korea's election of Moon Jae-In as President mean for the region—and the globe?
  • Cohabitation story #1: Among younger Americans, it's complicated
  • Cohabitation story #2: Among older Americans, it's even more complicated
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-09-17

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  • Can we really erase gender? MTV's gender-neutral prizes awarded for gendered roles on the big screen
  • Politics with a side of sports: ESPN doubles down on politics-infused sports coverage
  • Science, philosophy, and the origins of our 'post-truth era'
  • Stephen Hawking says humanity has just 100 years to find a new home. But do major media believe him?
  • And they think our worldview is strange: TIME reports aliens probably wouldn't eat us after all
Monday

The Briefing 05-08-17

  • France's new President-elect, Emmanuel Macron, and the role of religion in politics
  • When we read the news, are we aware of who or what is presented with sympathy?
Friday

The Briefing 05-05-17

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  • What will be the impact of President Trump's executive order on religious liberty? Only time will tell.
  • Should posting a Bible verse be a fireable offense in the military?
  • Planning a protest? Berkeley Police Department offers "symbolic arrests" to protesting citizens
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-02-17

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  • Teen suicide, the sanctity of life, and the dangerous new Netflix show '13 Reasons Why'
  • The moral importance of language: Why are politicians beginning to use more profanity?
  • The sexual revolution on display: British Museum offers sex exhibit targeted at school children
Monday

The Briefing 05-01-17

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  • Can a secular West recognize theologically motivated terrorism? Terror suspects arrested in London
  • Britain's Prime Minster has called for a snap election: Why it matters and what to watch for
  • Tim Farron, religious conviction, and the gatekeepers of secular doctrine
  • How one UK divorce law led to an entire generation of women, now in their 50's, who never married
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
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-26-17

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  • Two candidates, two worldviews, two futures: Why the French presidential election matters
  • When socialism becomes fascism: Political unrest compounds economic disaster unfolding in Venezuela
  • Is the March for Science "apolitical"? The important difference between Science and Scientism
  • Ideas have consequences: Communism, atheism, and the dark history of East Germany
Friday

The Briefing 04-21-17

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  • Money, morality, and the media: Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News amidst accusations of sexual harassment
  • New York Governor Cuomo mandates insurers cover infertility treatment for singles, same-sex couples
  • New York's latest offer of tuition-free college at state schools: A government takeover of higher ed?
  • Is the Bible's position on women in ministry sexist? Complementarianism in the New York Times
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
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