Marijuana

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

[08.28.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty.

The Morning Buzz | Where Can You Pack Heat in Public?

[08.27.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Americans’ racial segregation, where you can carry a handgun openly, racism as a spiritual issue, Democrats organize in Arkansas, and universities still suffer from a dearth of socioeconomic diversity.

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Adjusts the Contraception Mandate Exemption

[08.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the Obama administration announced changes to the contraception mandate exemption, budget cuts threaten a unique Alabama prison education program, working mothers are penalized in hourly jobs, gun groups appeal to women, medical marijuana entrepreneurs try to expand, and a Jewish woman explains why she stopped going to synagogue.

The Morning Buzz | Marijuana Sales Boom in Washington and Colorado

[08.12.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a debate over family leave policies, legal marijuana booms in Washington and Colorado, the federal government stands in the way of medical marijuana research, a tech entrepreneur wants to revive the house call, and a map shows that Americans on the coasts take on more debt.

The Morning Buzz | Is Inequality Damaging the US Economy?

[08.07.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the White House begins fast-tracking undocumented families to be deported, Catholic charities in New York City shift their focus, Missouri executed another death row inmate, and a new report says that inequality is damaging the US economy.

The Morning Buzz | Smaller Independent Restaurants Welcome Gun Owners

[08.06.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a Cleveland hospital cuts costs and improves care, some candidates see the downsides of SuperPACs, smaller independent restaurants welcome gun owners, and is there such a thing as medical LSD or ecstasy?

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.

Richard Land vs. Russell Moore: The Changing Face of the Southern Baptist Convention

[07.16.2014]

PRRI’s latest blog post explores Richard Land’s downfall as the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and it’s new leadership under Russell Moore.

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 | What Religious and Spiritual Experiences Tell Us about the Brain

[06.06.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers how the recession affected jobs in every industry, Supreme Court declines to hear appeal to reinstate Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriages, how religious and spiritual experiences affect the brain, the surge of progressive Christianity, Maureen Dowd gets uncomfortably high, the 70th anniversary of D-Day.