In today’s Buzz, a botched execution in Arizona, a new book on fanaticism within big-time sports, Iraq’s Christian minority is in trouble, Republican governors stand to benefit from climate change regulations, and prices rise on Israeli carriers flying into Tel Aviv.
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.
Today’s Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists.
Today’s Buzz includes coverage from PRRI’s recent immigration survey release, employment update, mapping school shootings, and the upcoming World Cup.
Today’s Buzz looks at the origins of April Fools’ Day, baseball’s opening day, NCAA Final Four, veterans struggling after serving in Iran and Afghanistan, Catholic recommendations for making deportation more humane, and an alarming climate change report from the IPCC.
Today’s Buzz covers Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s plans to veto a school prayer bill, Oregon’s attorney general’s announcement that the state will not defend its ban on same-sex marriage, and a state-by-state map of sales tax rates!
Today’s Buzz covers extended federal benefits for legally married same-sex couples, efforts to reform the government’s surveillance programs, and controversy over homophobia within the NFL.
Michael Sam, a defensive end from the University of Missouri and The Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year, said during an interview Sunday that he is gay. Sam, projected to be an early pick in the May NFL draft, could become the league’s first openly gay active player in history. Although a full two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans agree gay and lesbian relationships should be accepted by society, one still has to wonder: is the macho culture of the NFL ready to embrace a gay athlete?
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.
PRRI’s Research Director Daniel Cox explores the possibility that soccer could replace football and baseball to become America’s national pastime in his latest for Huffington Post Sports. His piece follows news that British soccer star David Beckham has purchased a U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team in Miami, contributing to the league’s rapid growth and increasing popularity in America. But will the momentum continue?