Friday

The Briefing 08-04-17

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  • President Trump makes argument for Western civilization in Poland speech
  • A promise they cannot keep: Church of England considers ceremony recognizing transgender identity
  • Worldview Book Recommendation: 'Amusing Ourselves to Death' by Neil Postman
Thursday

The Briefing 05-18-17

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  • What we know, what we don't know, and why both matter: Crisis of credibility at the White House
  • Is refusing to print gay pride t-shirts discrimination? KY appeals court says no; but will it stand?
  • How many Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God? Parsing data from a new Gallup poll
  • No man will do: Why secular economists are alarmed at the recent decline in marriages
Monday

The Briefing 01-23-17

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  • President Trump's inaugural address, the media's reaction, and a tale of two Americas
  • Identity politics and the Women's March: A closer look at Saturday's protests
  • Facts vs. "alternative facts"? Why the media has such a hard time defining truth
Thursday

The Briefing 12-08-16

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  • Understanding TIME Magazine's choice for Person of the Year, Donald J. Trump
  • What might have been: Hillary Clinton and TIME Magazine's runners-up for Person of the Year
  • Follow the money: Why are soda taxes gaining wider acceptance?
  • Why is Big Alcohol worried about the legalization of marijuana? Follow the money.
Wednesday

The Briefing 11-16-16

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  • The alt-right, nationalism, and Stephen Bannon: What do Trump's presidential appointments signal?
  • While Congressional Republicans rally behind Paul Ryan, Democrats wrestle over future of their party
  • The BGCT, a moderate Baptist convention in Texas, confronts two churches over LGBT stance
Monday

The Briefing 11-14-16

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  • In the 2016 presidential election, an astonishing 42 states shifted to the right
  • "Not my president": Anti-democratic spirit in some protests of the election of Donald Trump
  • Why the Electoral College? Understanding the worldview behind the architecture of the US Constitution
  • In telling 60 Minutes interview, Donald Trump says he is "fine with" same-sex marriage
Thursday

The Briefing 11-10-16

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  • In gracious statements, Hillary Clinton and Pres. Obama champion the peaceful transference of power
  • The eyes of the world on America: What kind of President will Donald Trump be?
  • Colorado legalizes physician-assisted suicide under the euphamism "End of Life Options" Act
  • Eight states legalized marijuana on Tuesday, setting up inevitable showdown with federal
  • Death penalty upheld by voters in three states, including the very liberal California
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-10-16

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  • Disappearance of civil discourse: GOP front-runner insults evangelical leader Russell Moore
  • DOJ doubles down on coercion in countersuit against North Carolina over bathroom bill
  • NYC Mayor calls for boycott of Chick-fil-A over owners' beliefs on biblical marriage
  • Harvard Law professor openly advocates for liberal triumphalism through judicial activism
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-26-16

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  • Pro-abortion vs. more pro-abortion: Democratic candidates vie for funds in race to the left
  • GOP front-runner Donald Trump breaks from Republican orthodoxy on LGBT issues
  • Boycott Target? What does it mean to be a Christian in the marketplace?
  • Obituary recounts amazing life of a teenager who escaped Germany then returned to spy on the Nazis
Friday

The Briefing 04-01-16

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  • Trump reveals ignorance on historic pro-life position in interview, recants hours later
  • Obama's FDA modifies label on abortion drug making abortion-on-demand even more of a reality
  • Time magazine uses pornographic cover for story on the harmful effects of pornography
Thursday

The Briefing 03-31-16

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  • Corporate America sees big business in joining the moral revolution
  • Same-sex marriage "messaging tactics" are being easily adapted by climate policy advocates
  • Evangelical identity crisis: Are Trump's evangelical supporters really evangelical?
  • Hedonism isn't disappearing, it's just looking for a buyer: Playboy looks to sell franchise
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-22-16

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  • 2016 presidential race continues to highlight ideological divide along geographical lines
  • Even as the political parties polarize, a noticeable shift is taking place to the left
  • Should Trump's inconsistencies and patterns of attracting violence concern Christian voters?
  • Intellectual insecurity on display in new atheist billboard campaign against Creation Museum