Morning Buzz

The Morning Buzz | Do Children Have an Innate Belief in God?

[08.01.2014]

In today’s Buzz, religious leaders convene to ask for carbon pollution regulations, the House stalls on congratulating Pope Francis, Satanists demand a religious liberty exemption, and overwork may be affecting the gender pay gap.

The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

[07.31.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial.

The Morning Buzz | Does Housing Count as Health Care?

[07.30.2014]

In today’s Buzz, PRRI data makes an appearance in a wide range of news outlets, “historic” surveillance reform is introduced, abortion supporters avoid the label “pro-choice,” researchers say we’re on the verge of another biological extinction, and holograms could soon be embraced by politicians everywhere.

The Morning Buzz | New PRRI Survey Reveals Americans’ Views on Unaccompanied Children at the Border

[07.29.2014]

In today’s Buzz, PRRI releases a new survey on unaccompanied children at the border, more women start to embrace firearms, some CEOs may not be worth their pay, the Chinese government cracks down on Christian churches, women with higher education than their husband are no longer at higher risk for divorce, and Americans are increasingly likely to say that Barack Obama is the worst president in recent memory.

The Morning Buzz | Is Paul Ryan the New “Compassionate Conservative”?

[07.28.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Paul Ryan presents a new anti-poverty plan that might appeal to Democrats, the New York Times calls for legalized marijuana, some debate whether Medicaid should cover expensive drugs, the IRS agrees to investigate pulpit electioneering, Dinesh D’Souza makes a comeback (of sorts), and solar flares threaten us all.

The Morning Buzz | What Do We Owe Iraq’s Christian Minority?

[07.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a botched execution in Arizona, a new book on fanaticism within big-time sports, Iraq’s Christian minority is in trouble, Republican governors stand to benefit from climate change regulations, and prices rise on Israeli carriers flying into Tel Aviv.

The Morning Buzz | Your Cat Pictures Could be Compromising Your Privacy

[07.24.2014]

In today’s Buzz, your cat pictures could be compromising your privacy, why Pope Francis is obsessed with the Mafia, a book designer creates a controversial new version of the Bible, appellate courts offer conflicting rulings about the Affordable Care Act, and LGBT groups begin to change Christian colleges.

The Morning Buzz | Rand Paul Wants to “Disrupt” Washington

[07.23.2014]

In today’s Buzz, evangelicals proselytize by the pool in Portland, Oregon, Rand Paul tells techies he wants to “disrupt” Washington, school principals think their children are socioeconomically disadvantaged, the concept of social mobility might be a myth, and evangelical Christians speak out about immigration reform.

The Morning Buzz | Megachurches Send Candidates to Congress

[07.22.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, megachurch candidates are winning primaries, some worry that the backlash to Hobby Lobby will make Democrats seem anti-religion, evangelicals question religion’s place in the public square, and researchers reevaluate the student debt crisis.

The Morning Buzz | Raising the Minimum Wage Could Speed Job Growth

[07.21.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, raising the minimum wage could speed job growth, atheists are knitting bricks to protest the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby, legalized prostitution could lead to fewer rapes, tech companies recruit gay and lesbian employees, Muslims run during Ramadan, and travelers question whether they should board flights on airlines that have crashed.