Politics & Government

The Morning Buzz | Megachurches Send Candidates to Congress

[07.22.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, megachurch candidates are winning primaries, some worry that the backlash to Hobby Lobby will make Democrats seem anti-religion, evangelicals question religion’s place in the public square, and researchers reevaluate the student debt crisis.

The Morning Buzz |Was the “War on Women” a Winning Campaign Strategy in 2012?

[07.18.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, a federal judge overturns the death penalty in California, cities make it harder and harder for homeless people to survive, Republicans block a bill that would guarantee employees’ birth control coverage, PRRI Affiliated Scholar Melissa Deckman looks at the efficacy of the “war on women,” and atheists begin giving invocations at town meetings across the country.

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

[06.19.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers today’s march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving.

Morning Buzz | Studies Find Mentioning Religion on Resumes Lead to Fewer Interviews

[06.18.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers soccer and immigration, political parties and incarceration, the separation of church and state, and how college religious activities’ impact on hiring.

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Upholds Ban for Public School Graduation Ceremonies in Churches

[06.17.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Freedom Summer, Hobby Lobby, female children’s impact on judges, Supreme Court decisions, and Obama issues an executive order to bar federal contractors from discriminating LGBT people.

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.

Morning Buzz | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.13.2014]

Today’s Buzz includes new Atlantic piece from Dr. Jones, new HuffPo piece from Dan Cox, Hobby Lobby Case, excommunication in the Mormon Church, attitudes towards atheists, and Miranda v. Arizona.

On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

[06.12.2014]

In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat.

In the New York Times | Two NYT Articles Feature New PRRI Data

[06.12.2014]

Two New York Times articles feature PRRI’s newest immigration data.

In The Atlantic | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.12.2014]

Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, “How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor.” In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republican Party.