The Briefing 08-08-17

Wisconsin company embeds microchips in employees, raises questions about mark of the beastUSA Today (Holly Meyer) — 'Mark of the beast?' Microchipping employees raises apocalyptic questionsNew … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-07-17

Richard Dawkins event cancelled over criticism of Islam. Why the double standard?The Guardian (Alison Flood) — Richard Dawkins event cancelled over his 'abusive speech against Islam'Insecurity … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-04-17

President Trump makes argument for Western civilization in Poland speechFinancial Times (Gideon Rachman) — Donald Trump’s speech on the west lacks convictionA promise they cannot keep: Church of … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-03-17

Safe, legal, and rare no longer: Oregon legislators adopt aggressive new abortion lawNational Review (Editors) — Oregon’s Radical, Grisly Abortion LawThe Federalist (Bre Payton) — Oregon … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-02-17

Who defines futility? Charlie Gard and the debate over parental rightsTime Magazine (Alice Park) — When Parents and Doctors Disagree on What Futile MeansLawyer appointed to represent Charlie … [Read more...]

The Briefing 06-30-17

Harry Potter at 20: What will be the legacy of J.K. Rowling's fantasy series 'Harry Potter'?Times Educational Supplement (Kate Parker) — Is Harry Potter the boy who saved reading?The iPhone … [Read more...]

The Briefing 06-29-17

The politics of abortion: 25 years ago today, SCOTUS handed down the infamous Casey decisionSupreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has played an outsize role in America's culture warsWall Street … [Read more...]

The Briefing 06-28-17

Geographic virtue signaling: Four more 'discriminatory' states added to California's state travel banWashington Post (Peter Holley) — n California just added four more ‘discriminatory’ states to … [Read more...]

The Briefing 06-27-17

SCOTUS story #1: Big win for religious liberty as Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of Trinity LutheranNew York Times (Adam Liptak) — States Must Aid Some Church Programs, Justices RuleNBC News … [Read more...]

The Briefing 06-26-17

A reversal of medical logic: Families are now suing doctors for saving the lives of their loved onesNew York Times (Paula Span) — The Patients Were Saved. That’s Why the Families Are Suing.What … [Read more...]

The Briefing 06-23-17

The history of "Born this way" and why the LGBT movement is phasing it out as a sloganUSA Today (Alia E. Dastagir) — 'Born this way'? It's way more complicated than thatWhat does it say about … [Read more...]

The Briefing 06-22-17

5th straight special election victory for GOP in Georgia raises questions of Democratic Party identityWall Street Journal (Janet Hook, Cameron McWhirter and Reid J. Epstein) — GOP’s Karen … [Read more...]

The Briefing 06-21-17

London terror attack targeting Muslim community center exposes challenges Islam faces in the WestTimes of London (Fiona Hamilton, David Brown, Fariha Karim, Simon de Bruxelles, and Georgie Keate) … [Read more...]