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?
Heard of Wandai Wrection? This Japanese Little Leaguer loves them (according to ESPN)…
CNN’s Saundra Young tells the compelling story of a couple who used medicinal marijuana to stop their 6-year-old daughter’s seizures. PRRI data shows eight-in-ten (80 percent) Americans favor the legalization of medical marijuana, while 19 percent oppose such legalization.
If you’re feeling exhausted and have a sudden hankering for a hamburger and a milkshake, check out this new study. It explores why our brains want fatty and sweet foods when we’re sleep-deprived, and why we don’t when we’re well-rested.
Remember hungering for the sweet, sweet taste of freedom that came with your shiny new driver’s license? A new study finds young adults today are less likely than they were 20 years ago to get driver’s licenses, with most citing the the process as too much of a hassle. Kudos, DMV!
And earlier this week, a herd of “eco-goats” roamed Washington’s Congressional Cemetery to eat up the vines, bushes and other harmful plants that could hurt the trees–an all-natural solution to pesticide-free pruning.