Friday

The Briefing 06-30-17

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  • Harry Potter at 20: What will be the legacy of J.K. Rowling's fantasy series 'Harry Potter'?
  • The iPhone turns 10: Who owns whom? Do we own the iPhone, or does the iPhone own us?
  • Religious liberty vs. sexual liberty: How "dignitary harm" could completely reshape the conversation
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-27-17

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  • SCOTUS story #1: Big win for religious liberty as Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran
  • SCOTUS story #2: Unanimous Supreme Court decision upholds most of President Trump's travel ban
  • SCOTUS story #3: SCOTUS reverses AR Supreme Court, disestablishing biology-based birth registration
  • SCOTUS story #4: Supreme Court to hear momentous gay wedding cake case on religious liberty next term
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
Friday

The Briefing 03-03-17

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  • Two rival visions of religious liberty: Debating religious freedom and freedom from discrimination
  • Morality and economics: When investing according to biblical values is viewed as "intolerant"
  • "Not your dad's marijuana": Pediatricians amplify warnings against pot use for teens
  • "It was inhumane. It was barbaric." Lester Tenney, survivor of the Bataan Death March, dies at 96
Tuesday

The Briefing 02-07-17

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  • Will President Trump protect the religious liberty of those who refuse to join the LGBT revolution?
  • A White House divided: Trump family members clash with advisors over LGBT rights and religious liberty
  • Killing free speech kills civilization: UC Berkeley, birthplace of Free Speech Movement, cancels speech
Monday

The Briefing 01-16-17

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  • Moral logic in FL marriage law defies logic of the sexual revolution to protect children
  • Religious liberty in the military: Chaplains shouldn't have to choose whether to serve God or the army
  • Religious liberty in the balance: Why the Fairness for All campaign is a threat to religious liberty
  • What the decline of the American mall says about our changing American society
Monday

The Briefing 12-12-16

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  • Election autopsies and religious liberty: Will the Left retreat from moral and legal coercion?
  • New York Times Executive Editor: "We don't get religion."
  • President Obama, bellwether of the moral revolution, now supports registering women for the draft
Friday

The Briefing 10-14-16

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  • "Religious beliefs have to change": Hillary Clinton's open hostility toward religious liberty
  • Dutch government proposes "death assistance providers" for anyone who feels they have "completed life"
  • When it's everywhere, sex no longer sells: Abercrombie abandons sexually explicit ads
  • Girls, boys, and gender-neutral toys: It turns out boys and girls are still different
Thursday

The Briefing 10-13-16

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  • Opening an irreversible door: New push for assisted suicide in the US raises huge moral concerns
  • In religious liberty crackdown, China to "protect" children from religious influence of parents
  • Pres. Reagan to 7th grader: Don't ask government to do what you should do for yourself
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-31-16

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  • There never was any middle ground: A response to David Gushee's volcanic LGBT prediction
  • What happens when religious liberty faces "other stronger interests"? Well, who's defining "stronger"?
  • Liberal, Moderate, or Conservative? Facebook is making a list and checking it twice
Thursday

The Briefing 08-25-16

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  • God and the natural order: How should Christians process the deadly earthquake in Italy?
  • ISIS turns to kids for its future, recruiting new suicide bombers with toys and ice cream
  • New federal transgender rule threatens backbone of the American health care system—religious hospitals
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