Morning Buzz

The Morning Buzz | In The Atlantic: Robert P. Jones Explores an Unlikely Alliance

[04.18.2014]

Today’s Buzz reports on the chummy relationship between evangelical Protestants and the Catholic Church, North Dakota’s abortion ban overturned, the drop in the number of immigration court-ordered deportations, re-evaluating Civil War casualties, a GIF of the economic recession, and Americans’ beliefs about the resurrection of Jesus.

The Morning Buzz | The Morals of Millennial Republicans

[04.17.2014]

In today’s Buzz — NYC Police Commissioner shuts down the squad collecting surveillance on Muslims, women’s lack of advancement in the workplace pinned to confidence levels, Hobby Lobby president designs Bible curriculum, Senator McCaskill focuses on overhauling sexual assault policies and colleges and universities, what happened to ideological moderates in Congress?, the endurance of abortion as a politically potent issue.

The Morning Buzz | Mathematicians Take Top Spot in Jobs Ranking

[04.16.2014]

In today’s Buzz, President Obama meets with religious leaders to discuss immigration, Republican advantage in midterm elections, the high cost of rent in cities across the U.S., a pot-dispensing vending machine, mathematicians on top in jobs ranking.

The Morning Buzz | The Popularity of Passover

[04.15.2014]

Today’s Buzz reports Ohio has been ordered to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, few women are interested in careers in academia, Stephen Colbert’s take on Common Core, Passover’s popularity among the non-Jewish, and a look back on the Loma Prieta earthquake.

The Morning Buzz | Millennials Skeptical of the Good Book While Louisiana Embraces It

[04.14.2014]

In today’s Buzz: Millennials skeptical of the Bible, Louisiana introduces bill to make the Bible its state book, Democrats represent some of the wealthiest and poorest House districts, the immense challenge facing crews hoping to recover Malaysia Flight 370′s black box, and Barbara Ehrenrich’s new book.

Morning Buzz | Is it possible to be evangelical and support same-sex marriage?

[04.11.2014]

Today’s Buzz reports on Honey Maid’s artistic response to negative and positive reactions to its ad featuring biracial families and families with same-sex parents, why people might lie about religious behavior, reasons for the sky-rocketing cost of college tuition, Hobby Lobby at odds with Christian women, Gospel of Jesus’s Wife traced to ancient times, evangelicals and same-sex marriage, and 1943 responses from American workers about having taxes deducted from wages.

The Morning Buzz | Is the Internet Killing Religion?

[04.10.2014]

Today’s Buzz includes video of Passover versions of songs from the Frozen soundtrack, and reports on the Senate blocking the Paycheck Fairness Act, Hillary Clinton still thinking about running in the 2016 presidential election, how the internet affects religious disaffiliation and Derrick Gordon becoming the first openly gay Division I basketball player.

The Morning Buzz | President Signs Equal Pay Executive Orders

[04.09.2014]

Today’s Morning Buzz reports that President Obama signed two executive orders that enforce equal pay laws for women, the Senate extends unemployment benefits, the chances of finding a job are improving and Pope Francis praises church workers in Africa who advocated chastity as a way of preventing the spread of HIV.

The Morning Buzz | Jeb Bush Calls Immigration “Act of Love”

[04.08.2014]

Today’s Buzz reports on PRRI’s blog post about Americans who practice more than one religion, PRRI’s Scholar’s Sidebar with Melissa Deckman, a New York Times op-ed that proposes pensions for all American workers, Jeb Bush’s recent speech calling immigration an “act of love,” and the Brooking Institute’s newest Metro Monitor, which tracks jobs, unemployment, housing prices and output for major U.S. cities.

The Morning Buzz | Hollywood Finds Religion

[04.07.2014]

Today’s Buzz examines how the recently released jobs report points to persistent inequality, the health risks linked to low levels of Vitamin D, peak cherry blossom bloom in Washington DC, Mississippi’s Religious Freedom law, and how Hollywood is finding religion in 2014.