Death Penalty

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 |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.

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

[06.19.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers today’s march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving.

The Morning Buzz | Challenges for Republicans’ “Great White Hope” Strategy

[05.22.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Thomas Edsall’s New York Time’s piece on why the “Southern Strategy” is no longer viable for Republicans, historical systemic discrimination against gay and lesbian federal workers, Supreme Court justice halts execution in Missouri, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary admits a Muslim student, how an official World Cup soccer ball gets made.

The Morning Buzz | Harvard University Cancels Satanic Mass

[05.14.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a halted execution in Texas, Brookings identifies opportunity bottlenecks when it comes to earning potential, Harvard cancels Satanic Mass, a video illustrating the collapse of Antarctica ice sheets, several local governments refuse to assist federal immigration policy, women’s filibuster in Missouri to protest abortion waiting period, Virginia divided on legality of same-sex marriage ban.

The Morning Buzz | The Demographics of NBA Fans

[05.01.2014]

Today’s Buzz includes the botched execution in Oklahoma, Hawaii increases minimum wage, minimum wage bill fails in Senate, people still say racist things, racial attitudes of white republicans and democrats, demographics of NBA players, owners and fans.

The Morning Buzz | Evangelical Leaders Support Immigration Reform

[04.30.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, who’s getting un-friended on Facebook and why, erroneous conviction rates for death-sentenced defendants, White House combats sexual assault on college campuses, evangelical leaders go to DC to push for immigration reform, the funniest city in the US.

The Morning Buzz | Pope Francis Stirs the Pot Yet Again

[04.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz Pope Francis goes against church doctrine by telling a woman married to a divorced man that she can receive Holy Communion, white southerners increasing support of the GOP, test your Bible IQ, Georgia governor signs Safe Carry Protection Act into law allowing residents to cary licensed firearms in public places, Oklahoma Supreme Court says death-row inmates not entitles to know source of lethal drugs — double execution scheduled for April 29th, new digital art by Andy Warhol discovered, Americans’ attitudes about anti-Vietnam War protests in 1971.

The Morning Buzz | Where to “Get Away from It All”

[04.21.2014]

Today’s Buzz examines New Hampshire’s Senate deadlocked on vote to repeal death penalty, states’ funding increases for pre-K programs, so many twins, the timing of unemployment, the connection between oxytocin and religion, the places in America where no one lives.

Morning Buzz | Barack-etology Unlikely to Win Office Pools

[03.20.2014]

Today’s Morning Buzz reports on the effectiveness of online ads, the connection between health and social determinants, and the sixth annual Barack-etology.