Thursday

The Briefing 06-29-17

· · · · · · · ·

  • The politics of abortion: 25 years ago today, SCOTUS handed down the infamous Casey decision
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has played an outsize role in America's culture wars
  • Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards thinks she can change America's conscience on abortion. Will she?
  • Church of CrossFit? Why gyms and other secular communities are replacing church for many today
Monday

The Briefing 04-10-17

· · · · · · · · ·

  • 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
Monday

The Briefing 04-03-17

· · · · · ·

  • This is the big week in Washington--the Supreme Court, the Senate, Neil Gorsuch, & the nuclear option.
  • Is the Senate filibuster itself a constitutional problem?
  • The NCAA plays hardball with North Carolina, becomes enforcer for LGBTQ demands.
  • Basketball over bathrooms -- this is how a revolution in morality is coerced.
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-21-17

· · · · ·

  • In ongoing confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch, opening statements illustrate just what's at stake
  • Money, budgets, and morality: Trump budget faces hurdles on both sides of the political aisle
  • Is it government's job to make us happy? International Day of Happiness had some asking the question
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-07-17

· · ·

  • Supreme Court announces it will not hear major transgender bathroom case, sending back to lower court
  • Amicus brief filed by liberal religious groups in transgender case undermines religious liberty
  • Trump's wire tapping allegations come in the midst of a "civilization-warping crisis of public trust"
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-01-2017

· · ·

  • Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch, a textualist in the mold of Antonin Scalia, to the Supreme Court
  • What was behind Trump's decision to fire acting Attorney General Sally Yates?
  • What, then, is a boy? Boy Scouts will now accept transgender "boys" into membership
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-31-17

· · · · · ·

  • SCOTUS and the future of America: Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee tonight
  • Reflecting on the 2017 March for Life, there is much to be thankful for and more work to be done
  • From chimeras to chaos: Scientists create embryo that is part-human, part-pig
  • Terror strikes Quebec City: Six dead in anti-immigrant hate crime at Canadian Mosque
Thursday

The Briefing 08-04-16

· · · · · ·

  • The fall of Roger Ailes can serve warning for Christians to avoid a media echo chamber
  • Biden officiates same-sex wedding, tweets photo posturing on the "right side of history"
  • The NBA, creator of the WNBA, spurns North Carolina for codifying gender distinction
  • In surprising decision, SCOTUS temporarily blocks transgender bathroom use in Virginia public school
Wednesday

The Briefing 06-29-16

· · · · ·

  • 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
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-28-16

· · · ·

  • In landmark case, SCOTUS doubles down on "constitutional" right to an abortion invented 40 yrs. ago
  • Ex-Gov. of Virginia avoids conviction in unanimous SCOTUS decision upholding due process
  • Most British millennials were strongly against Brexit—but not enough to vote.
Friday

The Briefing 06-24-16

· · ·

  • Political drama in the House of Representatives as Democrats stage sit-in on gun control
  • SCOTUS checks Obama's executive overreach on immigration, upholds UT's affirmative action
  • Correlation between religious affiliation and abortion highlights why theology matters
  • The stories of two 90-year-old men allow us to reflect on the debt we owe to history
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-17-16

· · · · · · ·

  • SCOTUS returns contraception case to lower courts in small victory for religious liberty
  • Obama's imperialist agenda: LGBT activism a priority in this administration's foreign policy
  • Nepal bans surrogacy after realizing its citizens were being exploited by the West
  • Photographic relativism: What is the agenda behind Apple's recent Sports Illustrated ad?