Today’s Buzz covers GOP efforts to overhaul federal social programs, new research finding states with more atheists boast greater entrepreneurial activity, and Democrats’ efforts to reach out to white working-class men.
Today’s Buzz covers the relevance of political science, shifting demographics among those who support same-sex marriage, and the continued effort by Arizona conservatives to fight for religious liberty.
Today’s Morning Buzz covers continued controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, a major scale-down of the U.S. Army, and the death of the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust.
Today’s Buzz covers PRRI’s latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents.
Today’s Buzz covers a new smart gun, President Obama’s focus on addressing poverty, and whether the religious right movement has fallen in America.
Today’s Buzz covers President Obama and his faith, the history of Presidents’ Day, and a look at the best and worst places to live in America.
Today’s Buzz covers a raise in the federal minimum wage, a new survey on Catholics in America and around the world, and controversy over the way Bob Jones University has handled cases of sexual assault.
Today’s Buzz covers a moratorium on the death penalty in Washington state, the historically inaccurate inclusion of camels in Genesis, and new efforts to address economic inequality.
Today’s Buzz covers the GOP’s approach to solving economic inequality, a same-sex ballot measure in Oregon, and whether administering medical marijuana to children is in line with Christian values.
Is the American Dream dead? Maybe in the South, according to new data from researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As Matthew O’Brien reports in The Atlantic, the study finds that those who strive to move up economically have about the same chances as people did in the 1950s. However, your economic prospects depend not only on indicators like race, inequality, and family structure, but also on region and the degree of inequality in your local community. O’Brien notes that the bigger the gap between the rich and the poor, the less mobility there is. PRRI’s Economic Values Survey found that nearly half (47 percent) of Americans say they are worse off financially than their parents’ generation. Sixteen percent say about the same, and 36 percent say they are better off financially than their parents’ generation.