Morning Buzz

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.

The Morning Buzz |Was the “War on Women” a Winning Campaign Strategy in 2012?

[07.18.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, a federal judge overturns the death penalty in California, cities make it harder and harder for homeless people to survive, Republicans block a bill that would guarantee employees’ birth control coverage, PRRI Affiliated Scholar Melissa Deckman looks at the efficacy of the “war on women,” and atheists begin giving invocations at town meetings across the country.

The Morning Buzz |Missouri Governor Says No to Concealed Guns in Schools

[07.17.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Missouri’s governor vetoes a law that would allow concealed guns in schools, the White House unveils plans to tackle global warming, a federal court rules that the University of Texas can keep using race as a factor in admissions, and more.

The Morning Buzz | Pot is the Latest Farmer’s Market Fad

[07.16.2014]

In today’s Buzz, marijuana entrepreneurs open a farmer’s market in Los Angeles, the super-rich might be even wealthier than we thought, questions about whether the “Mormon moment” is ending, and gay rights groups abandon the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The Morning Buzz | Mike Huckabee is Flying High

[07.15.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Mike Huckabee racks up some serious private jet bills, a Christian university fights to keep a transgender student out of all-male housing, the cities where you can get the most bang for your salary, and the story of how women got into the civil rights movement.

The Morning Buzz | Are Obama and the Democrats to Blame for the Immigration Crisis?

[07.14.2014]

In today’s Buzz, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explains why Millennials won’t venture back into the culture wars, Colorado’s attorney general says the state is in “legal chaos” over same-sex marriage, some blame Obama and the Democrats for the immigration crisis at the Southwest border, and an Alabama man fights for the right to carry his gun to the polls.

The Morning Buzz | Saving Souls at the World Cup?

[07.11.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers violent immigration reform protests, an unexpected result of the barrage of right-wing ads against the Affordable Care Act, the government’s spying on Muslim leaders, debates over the ordination of women as bishops, and soccer evangelism in Brazil.

The Morning Buzz | How Religious Affiliation and Attendance Influence Likelihood of Divorce

[07.10.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to help with immigration reform, Utah takes its appeal against legalizing same-sex marriage to the Supreme Court, religions effects on marriage stability, including atheists, how Zack Brown won the Internet lottery.

The Morning Buzz | Young Evangelicals Increasingly at Odds with Church over LGBT Issues

[07.09.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers how young evangelicals are breaking with the church over LGBT issues, Pope Francis begs for forgiveness from six victims of clerical sex abuse, Democrats craft legislation to provide access to birth control for women working for religious companies exempt from the contraception coverage mandate, why the wave of liberalism among young people could shift, being an atheist is psychologically impossible according to science.