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The Morning Buzz | Rand Paul Wants to “Disrupt” Washington

[07.23.2014]

In today’s Buzz, evangelicals proselytize by the pool in Portland, Oregon, Rand Paul tells techies he wants to “disrupt” Washington, school principals think their children are socioeconomically disadvantaged, the concept of social mobility might be a myth, and evangelical Christians speak out about immigration reform.

The Morning Buzz | Raising the Minimum Wage Could Speed Job Growth

[07.21.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, raising the minimum wage could speed job growth, atheists are knitting bricks to protest the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby, legalized prostitution could lead to fewer rapes, tech companies recruit gay and lesbian employees, Muslims run during Ramadan, and travelers question whether they should board flights on airlines that have crashed.

The Morning Buzz | Pot is the Latest Farmer’s Market Fad

[07.16.2014]

In today’s Buzz, marijuana entrepreneurs open a farmer’s market in Los Angeles, the super-rich might be even wealthier than we thought, questions about whether the “Mormon moment” is ending, and gay rights groups abandon the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The Morning Buzz | Mike Huckabee is Flying High

[07.15.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Mike Huckabee racks up some serious private jet bills, a Christian university fights to keep a transgender student out of all-male housing, the cities where you can get the most bang for your salary, and the story of how women got into the civil rights movement.

Morning Buzz | U.S. Catholic Bishops Re-evaluate Spending Habits

[06.16.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists.

The Morning Buzz | Transgender Movement Challenges Long-held American Attitudes

[05.30.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Time’s cover story on the transgender revolution, Catholic bishops again travel to DC to fight for immigration reform, men still out-earn women, Millennials eschew life insurance, Orrin Hatch concedes same-sex marriage will soon be federal law, Clint Eastwood’s birthday.

Arizona Senate Passes Controversial Religious Liberty Bill

[02.24.2014]

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.

Could Soccer Replace Football and Baseball as America’s Favorite Sport?

[02.10.2014]

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.

CVS Discontinues Sale of Tobacco Products

[02.06.2014]

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Around the water cooler last Monday, there appeared to be more discussion about the new Coca-Cola commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLVIII than the game itself. The commercial featured a same-sex family, people of many religions, races and ethnicities […]

New Poll Finds Record-High 42 Percent of Americans are Independents

[01.09.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers political independents, GOP’s interest in making poverty a political issue ahead of the 2014 vote, and a pal’s ride in the popemobile!