Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
A new report shows that UFO sightings in Canada doubled over the past year. Should the U.S. be worried that its northern neighbor is pulling ahead in extraterrestrial tourism?
Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market.
In the Congressional debate over immigration reform legislation, the Senate’s “Gang of 8″ has stymied Republican attempts to bolster enforcement provisions. For more on Americans’ perspectives on crucial elements of immigration reform, check out our recent survey. (Meanwhile, here is an exhaustive guide to the Senate’s amendments to the immigration bill.)
At USA Today, Jonathan Rauch makes what he calls the “conservative case for gay marriage.” Last week, Dr. Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox showed that over the past decade, conservatives have grown increasingly supportive of civil unions, the middle ground between no legal recognition for gay couples and same-sex marriage that was once popular among moderates.
This terrifying piece shows that for some, dropping acid can be a lifelong experience.