Tuesday

The Briefing 06-06-17

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  • Coming to grips with "Islamist" threat to Western liberalism in aftermath of London terror attacks
  • Where are Europe's armies? The dangers inherent to the decline of military power in Europe
  • Former KY Gov. Beshear wants to be seen on "right" side of gay marriage, but history isn't cooperating
  • Miracle at Midway: 75 years ago, America routed the Japanese navy, turning the tide in the Pacific War
Monday

The Briefing 06-05-17

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  • ISIS claims terror attack in London as British intelligence reveals UK home to 23,000 jihadists
  • Comedy and morality: When transgressive humor outpaces even the far left
  • Does "mindset" affect poverty? The complicated, reciprocal relationship between worldview & economics
  • Foreign policy realism and the legacy of Pres. Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski
Thursday

The Briefing 05-25-17

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  • The failure of integration and global jihad: Why are so many British youths being radicalized?
  • What should Christians think of espionage? Wrestling with the moral dimensions of spying
Monday

The Briefing 05-22-17

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  • Breaking with predecessor, Trump confronts "crisis of Islamic extremism" in address in Saudi Arabia
  • Why didn't US presidents set foot on foreign soil before 1906? History of the presidential trip abroad
  • A moderate Iran? How a watching world interprets the reelection of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
  • Emperor or "god"? The theology behind Japanese Emperor Akihito's pending abdication of the throne
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-21-16

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  • The irrationality of terrorists: One was a "normal American kid," the other had a history with the FBI
  • The heart is desperately wicked: Experts unable to find predictor for “Lone Wolf” terror
  • What is the proper moral reflex in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa?
  • Real ethics for artificial intelligence? Human beings and the gift of moral consciousness
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-20-16

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  • Terrorist attacks in 3 states over the weekend underscore ongoing threat of radical Islam
  • Nashville, the "buckle of the Bible belt," to consider decriminalizing marijuana
  • Does marijuana produce slackers? New research shows lack of regulatory standards harmful
  • 7,800,947—the number of opioid prescriptions in TN, surpassing that state's population
Monday

The Briefing 09-12-16

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  • Terrorism and the reality of evil: 9/11 and the American mind
  • A terror cell of Islamic women in Paris: The threat of terrorism expands and still shocks
  • Inter-planetary Panspermia? A scientist argues for his own "improved" idea of Intelligent Design
Wednesday

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
Monday

The Briefing 03-28-16

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  • Christians in Pakistan gathered in a park for Easter massacred by Taliban suicide bomber
  • Aftermath of Brussels attack reveals massive intelligence failures and further vulnerability
  • Brothers in crime: Why are so many family members involved in Islamic terrorism together?
  • Europe's secular project splitting at the seams as nation states lack common worldview
  • 21 years later, justice is served: Radovan Karadzic convicted of genocide at the Hague