Friday

The Briefing 05-19-17

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  • Political game changer? DOJ appoints former FBI Dir. Robert Mueller as special counsel in Russia probe
  • Roger Ailes, Fox News founder who toppled the liberal media monopoly, dies at 77
  • Lay off the avocado toast: Why is financial prudence a controversial message these days?
  • Friday Book Recommendation: "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World" by Peter Frankopan
Monday

The Briefing 04-10-17

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  • Is the Cold War back? Considering the aftermath of the US strike in Syria
  • Suicide bombings in Coptic churches on Palm Sunday underscore threat to Christianity in Middle East
  • Judge Neil Gorsuch to be sworn in today after being confirmed by Senate in 54-45 vote
  • Great British controversy: Church of England outraged over removal of "Easter" from egg hunt on Easter
Friday

The Briefing 03-17-17

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  • Justice Samuel Alito: "A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs."
  • 1 child, 3 parents: The biological and legal revolutions that are redefining parenthood and the family
  • Reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the fall of the Romanovs and the rise of Communist Russia
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-13-16

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  • Limits of intelligence: Why are FBI and CIA disagreed on meaning of Russia's election interference?
  • The folly of Scientism: Washington Post opposes Scott Pruitt for "rejecting settled science"
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-21-16

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  • Russian athletes banned from Olympics due to Moscow's complicity in doping charges
  • Former SS guard at Auschwitz convicted in what may be the final Nazi war crime trial
  • Gender differences continue to shine through despite society's best efforts to gloss over them
Thursday

The Briefing 11-12-15

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  • Mexico Supreme Court strikes down marijuana laws on basis of individualism
  • Marijuana start-up companies aim to profit off of expansion of weed market
  • Russian athlete doping scandal reminder sin prevents humans from ever policing self
  • Helmut Schmidt, significant leader of 20th century, dead after seeing rise and fall of Nazism and Soviet Union
  • Diplomatic impasse over wine at dinner between France and Iran exposes inescapable nature of theology