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.
The House GOP seems unlikely to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Why are they opposed to a policy that a majority of Republicans support?
In today’s Buzz, more evidence appears in the Cameron Todd Willingham case, a Tea Party insurgent hopes to topple an incumbent in Kansas, Toledo’s water supply is contaminated, some religious leaders urge gay Christians to remain celibate, and Kentucky approves tax breaks for a Christian theme park.
In today’s Buzz, Democrats ditch the “war on women” rhetoric, Americans view the unaccompanied minor children with compassionate pragmatism rather than ideology, Atheist TV has its premiere, Mitt Romney hits the campaign trail, and American archbishops live in the lap of luxury.
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.
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.
Two New York Times articles feature PRRI’s newest immigration data.
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.
Today’s Morning Buzz covers Rep. Eric Cantor’s primary defeat, new Graphic of the Week, media coverage of our newest immigration survey, student loans, lack of federal employees under the age of 30, and a map of the variety of health care costs.
Media coverage of PRRI/Brookings’ report What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014 has been extensive following the survey’s release on Tuesday. Here is a round up of some great coverage.