Health Care

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Reviews Contraception Case, Again


In today’s buzz, the “Ferguson effect,” the place of the head and the heart in political debates, plus an evangelical leader who left the GOP over gun control.

Morning Buzz | Carly Fiorina and the Electoral Gender Gap


In today’s buzz, the pope was surprised by how warm and welcoming Americans were, plus religion and contraception may enter the Supreme Court again.

Morning Buzz | Pope Francis Says Spousal Separation Sometimes “Morally Necessary”


In today’s buzz, the pope on spousal separation, plus five faith facts about GOP candidate, Bobby Jindal.

Morning Buzz | Jeb Bush Courts Hispanic Evangelicals in Texas


In today’s buzz, Republican governors are warming up to Obamacare, and VT Senator Bernie Sanders announces his run for president.

Asian-Pacific Islander Millennials: More Liberal on Abortion, Less Religious Than Other Millennials


Millennials are divided on the issue of abortion. The “selfie” generation strays from the traditional “pro-choice” and “pro-life” labels—partly because they don’t unanimously agree on abortion’s legality. PRRI’s millennial, sexuality, and reproductive health survey found that a majority (55 percent) of millennials say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 42 percent say it should be illegal in all or most cases. But not all millennials share these views; Asian-Pacific […]

Infographic: Millennials Say Contraception is Critical for the Financial Security of Women


Contraception’s cost, accessibility, and morality have been hotly debated in recent years—but for millennials, it’s hardly a controversial topic.

Morning Buzz | The NoPhone takes on the iPhone 6


In today’s buzz, Pope Francis makes his first appointment in the U.S., Vox makes a depressing international map of healthcare costs, and a cheeky new Kickstarter campaign questions our attachment to smartphones.

The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest


In today’s Buzz, a “megadrought” seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida.

The Morning Buzz | Utah Judge Issues Victory for Polygamous Family


In today’s Buzz, expansion of mental health care stalls, a Utah judge issues a victory for a polygamous family, the U.S. government sues a Minneapolis suburb for blocking an Islamic center, a leaked poll shows that women are skeptical of the GOP, measuring abortion rates is challenging, and both parties worry that White House action on immigration could tip the 2014 midterm elections.

The Morning Buzz | Why White and Black Americans Are Divided on What Ferguson Means for the Country


In today’s Buzz, why it’s so hard for white people to understand Ferguson, the Supreme Court moves closer to addressing same-sex marriage, Compton allows school police to carry semiautomatic rifles, racial gaps in health outcomes narrow but remain wide, and Christian conservatives believe they’re in a “Babylonian exile.”