Friday

The Briefing 02-10-17

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  • President v. Court: What the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision means—and doesn’t mean.
  • Why decorum matters in the US Senate: GOP Senators rebuke Elizabeth Warren for indecorous comments
  • A profane trend in publishing: More and more books have expletives in their titles
  • Are American universities equipped to defend the truth, or one of the reasons truth is so disputed?
Monday

The Briefing 01-23-17

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  • President Trump's inaugural address, the media's reaction, and a tale of two Americas
  • Identity politics and the Women's March: A closer look at Saturday's protests
  • Facts vs. "alternative facts"? Why the media has such a hard time defining truth
Thursday

The Briefing 11-17-16

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  • Can pollsters no longer be trusted? A credibility crisis in political news, analysis, and science
  • Facts, value, and truth: Are we witnessing the end of truth in America?
  • "Post-truth" and 2016: What Oxford's word of the year tells us about society
  • College and university campuses are increasingly out of step with the rest of the nation
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-22-15

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  • Pope's caution in Cuba exposes tension between roles as religious leader and head of state
  • Pope sets pattern of liberalizing Catholicism's effect without formally adjusting teaching
  • Tennnessean schools instruct students on Islam, separating religious facts from beliefs