Wednesday

The Briefing 09-07-16

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  • Collapse of human dignity: Zika crisis leads to arguments for abortion, euthanasia, infanticide.
  • Why is Ian McEwan's new book sparking cultural conversation? The protagonist is an unborn baby.
  • Phyllis Schlafly, a defining leader in the modern conservative movement, dies at age 92
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-01-16

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  • One-word religious labels becoming less helpful in predicting votes, excepting the "nones"
  • Bernie Sanders has a long political career that evidences his true religion: Revolution
  • Euthanasia of autism patient demonstrates the erasure of all moral lines in Europe
  • The Oscars are an occasion to reflect on Hollywood's expanding and shrinking influences 
Tuesday

The Briefing 02-16-16

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  • Christians should not be deterred from praying for anyone, even Richard Dawkins
  • Loneliness alarmingly cited as reason for expansion of physician-assisted suicide
  • Culture of death in Canada demands physician-assisted suicide for future dementia patients
  • UAE creates Minister for Happiness; begs the question, what makes us happy?