Sports

There’s Nothing More American Than Apple Pie and . . . Football and Soccer?

[10.24.2014]

‘Cause it’s one, two, three strikes and baseball is out! Out of trend, that is, according to a recent New York Times article, which claims that baseball is no longer America’s favorite pastime. National viewership is declining, even as cable packages and online streaming services expand. Take the World Series, which is in full swing this week between two wild card teams – the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas […]

The Morning Buzz | What Do We Owe Iraq’s Christian Minority?

[07.25.2014]

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.

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 | 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 | The World Cup of Everything But Soccer

[06.11.2014]

Today’s Buzz includes coverage from PRRI’s recent immigration survey release, employment update, mapping school shootings, and the upcoming World Cup.

The Morning Buzz | 2014 Baseball Season Begins

[04.01.2014]

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.

Oregon Will Not Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

[02.21.2014]

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!

Could Michael Sam be the NFL’s First Openly Gay Player?

[02.11.2014]

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.

Is the NFL Ready for a Gay Athlete?

[02.10.2014]

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?

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.