Clergy & Churches

The Morning Buzz | Do Independent Candidates Have a Chance to Win in November?

[09.05.2014]

In today’s Buzz, independent candidates run for state-level offices, many Americans still struggle to put food on the table, the Supreme Court gears up for another religious liberty case, the New York Times explores the race gap in America’s police departments, and the Mormon church puts its artifacts on display.

The Morning Buzz | Women Are Cracking the Stained-Glass Ceiling

[09.03.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the National Guard heads to the Texas-Mexico border with too little to do, U.S. employers are taking longer to fill empty positions, Texas’s voter ID law goes to trial, Oklahoma’s schools start in legal limbo, women crack the stained-glass ceiling, and more people choose to rent.

The Morning Buzz | Where Can You Pack Heat in Public?

[08.27.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Americans’ racial segregation, where you can carry a handgun openly, racism as a spiritual issue, Democrats organize in Arkansas, and universities still suffer from a dearth of socioeconomic diversity.

The Morning Buzz | Summer Jobs Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

[08.15.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a reporter gets arrested in Ferguson, summer jobs might soon be a thing of the past, more gay people are leaving urban enclaves for the suburbs, evangelicals plan a solidarity trip to Israel, and David Gushee tries to turn down the temperature in evangelicals’ conversations about LGBT issues.

The Morning Buzz | Are the Culture Wars Moving South?

[08.13.2014]

In today’s Buzz, St. Louis erupts into riots, a leaked Senate campaign memo reveals our worst fears about politics, restaurant workers struggle for tips, the culture wars move into Latin America, and a HIV-positive college student writes about the stigma of HIV and AIDS.

The Morning Buzz | Could Libertarianism Transform the GOP?

[08.11.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Richard Dawkins might be a liability to the atheist movement, Pope Francis could reframe the “values” debate, libertarianism might be going mainstream, the Buddhist tech world’s focus on gadgets misses the point, and why Nate Silver’s Senate prediction isn’t as flashy as it seems.

The Morning Buzz | Is Inequality Damaging the US Economy?

[08.07.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the White House begins fast-tracking undocumented families to be deported, Catholic charities in New York City shift their focus, Missouri executed another death row inmate, and a new report says that inequality is damaging the US economy.

The Morning Buzz | Americans Abandon the Coasts in Search of Affordable Housing

[08.05.2014]

In today’s Buzz, more evidence appears in the Cameron Todd Willingham case, a Tea Party insurgent hopes to topple an incumbent in Kansas, Toledo’s water supply is contaminated, some religious leaders urge gay Christians to remain celibate, and Kentucky approves tax breaks for a Christian theme park.

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 | 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.