Politics & Government

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 | Did Immigration Officials Discourage Migrants from Seeking Asylum?

[08.26.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Mark Driscoll takes a six-week leave, civil rights groups sue immigration officials, voting rights cases begin, a “drafting error” could doom Obamacare, and no Democratic politician has given voice to the anger in Ferguson.

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 | “Moral Mondays” Expands to Twelve States

[08.21.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the “Moral Mondays” movement expands beyond North Carolina into twelve states, Rick Perry turns himself in on two felony charges of abuse of power, the foreign press responds to Ferguson, a study finds that many marriages begin with hookups, and the mystery of the teen birth rate.

The Morning Buzz | Young Ministers Struggle to Find Work

[08.20.2014]

In today’s Buzz, where a $100 bill goes furthest, college might not be turning students into atheists, the economic landscape is bleak for young ministers, Ebola spreads across west Africa, Rhode Island is the country’s least politically polarized state, and a Texas Democrat fights Ted Cruz and Obama on the immigration crisis.

The Morning Buzz | Are the 10 Commandments Coming to an Alabama Courthouse?

[08.19.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Missouri’s governor deploys the National Guard to Ferguson, an Alabama county commissioner wants the 10 Commandments in his courtroom, large numbers of military personnel seek charitable help getting food, the NRCC encourages GOP candidates to reach out to women, and hundreds of thousands of people who bought health insurance under Obamacare may lose it if they can’t prove they’re in the country legally.

The Morning Buzz | Who Gets to Use Facebook Data?

[08.14.2014]

In today’s Buzz, more babies are being born to unwed cohabiting couples, OKCupid remains unapologetic for experimenting on its customers, scholars are thrilled by Facebook’s data but still have some ethical qualms, immigrant children appear in a Manhattan courtroom, and Republican politicians appear at Christian Right events.

The Morning Buzz | Are the Culture Wars Moving South?

[08.13.2014]

In today’s Buzz, St. Louis erupts into riots, a leaked Senate campaign memo reveals our worst fears about politics, restaurant workers struggle for tips, the culture wars move into Latin America, and a HIV-positive college student writes about the stigma of HIV and AIDS.

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 | Could Libertarianism Transform the GOP?

[08.11.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Richard Dawkins might be a liability to the atheist movement, Pope Francis could reframe the “values” debate, libertarianism might be going mainstream, the Buddhist tech world’s focus on gadgets misses the point, and why Nate Silver’s Senate prediction isn’t as flashy as it seems.