Thursday

The Briefing 06-22-17

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  • 5th straight special election victory for GOP in Georgia raises questions of Democratic Party identity
  • What is the Queen's Speech? Important differences between the British and American forms of government
  • A modern monarchy in historical context: Why Saudi Arabia rewrote its hereditary monarchy's succession
Friday

The Briefing 06-09-17

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  • Analyzing the media's reaction to James Comey's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee
  • Stunning the world, Theresa May's Conservative Party loses overall majority in Britain's snap electio
  • The NFL officially opposes gambling. So why did it relocate the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas?
  • Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, fought and won the Six Day War 50 years ago this week
  • Friday Book Recommendation: "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East"
Thursday

The Briefing 06-08-17

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  • Big news day: Comey to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee & Britain to vote in snap election
  • Religious test for office? Sen. Sanders vehemently opposes nominee's defense of biblical Christianity
  • New legislation in Ontario gives state power to seize children from parents who oppose LGBTQ agenda
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
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 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
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-05-16

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  • Mormon dimension of Oregon standoff largely overlooked by national media
  • Post-Christian Britain becoming hostile, not neutral, to its historic Christian roots
  • Decline of Christianity in Europe sees rise in pagan spiritualism, not atheism
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-01-15

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  • Climate change summit in Paris reminder of twin human responsibilities of dominion and stewardship
  • Opposition to Lord's Prayer ad in Britain exposes increasing intolerance of secularism
  • Secular French President attempts to encourage religion for sake of environment
Thursday

The Briefing 10-29-15

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  • Secular Britain sees future for churches, but not religion, in its society
  • Church buildings less popular wedding venue due to America's growing unbelief
  • Despite opposition of Americans to most abortions, laws remain unaltered