Environment

The Morning Buzz | Does Housing Count as Health Care?

[07.30.2014]

In today’s Buzz, PRRI data makes an appearance in a wide range of news outlets, “historic” surveillance reform is introduced, abortion supporters avoid the label “pro-choice,” researchers say we’re on the verge of another biological extinction, and holograms could soon be embraced by politicians everywhere.

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.

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 | Watch Out for That Asteroid!

[04.23.2014]

Today’s Buzz reports Republicans haven’t mentioned Earth Day in Congress since 2010, 26 meteorites hit Earth between 2010 and 2013, SCOTUS upholds Michigan’s ban on taking race into account when considering college applicants, Republicans face demographic challenges in the 2016 presidential election, and a possible link between Internet usage and religious disaffiliation.

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

[03.17.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist!

Should Creationism be Taught Alongside Evolution in Schools?

[02.05.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers controversy over a Coca-Cola ad, a possible path forward for immigration reform, and evolution v. creationism.

What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

[01.07.2014]

As freezing temperatures break records and make headlines across the country, some wonder what’s behind the so-called polar vortex responsible for the frigid dips. The severe drop in temperature may not come as a complete surprise for many Americans, as 63 percent of people say the weather has been getting more extreme during the past few years, while six percent say it’s gotten less extreme and about 3-in-10 (29 percent) say it hasn’t changed.

See the Year in Religion & Politics via PRRI’s Best 2013 Infographics

[12.31.2013]

Be sure to check out this awesome slideshow showcasing PRRI’s best infographics of 2013 for a recap of the year’s most exciting findings on religion and politics!

Obama Joins World Leaders to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Life

[12.11.2013]

Today’s Buzz covers the history of Easter Island, Obama’s tribute to Mandela and the auto industry’s first woman CEO!

Apple CEO Pushes for Law to Ban Workplace Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation

[11.05.2013]

Today’s Buzz covers income inequality, climate change and a congressional Diwali celebration!