The Briefing 05-26-17

New research shows "existential distress," not pain, main reason why people choose assisted suicideWashington Post (Ariana Eunjung Cha) — It’s not pain but ‘existential distress’ that leads … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-25-17

The failure of integration and global jihad: Why are so many British youths being radicalized?The Independent (Lizzie Dearden) — Salman Abedi: How Manchester attacker turned from … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-24-17

Manchester bombing and the nature of terrorism: How terror assaults a society's stability and securityNew York Times (Katrin Bennhold, Steven Erlanger, and Ceylan Yeginsu) — Britain Raises … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-23-17

Why have college commencements become so contentious? The real ambition behind the coercionNew York Times (Liam Stack) — Notre Dame Students Walk Out of Mike Pence Commencement AddressAssociated … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-22-17

Breaking with predecessor, Trump confronts "crisis of Islamic extremism" in address in Saudi ArabiaWashington Post (Karen DeYoung and Philip Rucker) — Trump summons Muslim nations to confront … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-19-17

Political game changer? DOJ appoints former FBI Dir. Robert Mueller as special counsel in Russia probeWall Street Journal (Del Quentin Wilber and Aruna Viswanatha) — Former FBI Director Robert … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-18-17

What we know, what we don't know, and why both matter: Crisis of credibility at the White HouseWall Street Journal (Del Quentin Wilber and Aruna Viswanatha) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-17-17

Christian governor jailed on charges of blasphemy in predominately Muslim IndonesiaNew York Times (Joe Cochrane) — Christian Governor in Indonesia Found Guilty of Blasphemy Against IslamWhen … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-16-17

Alarming moral barometer: New Gallup poll reveals Americans hold record liberal views on moral issuesGallup (Jeffrey M. Jones) — Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral IssuesThe "new … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-15-17

"Ransomware" cyber attack affecting over 150 countries stopped by 22 year old surfer—at least for nowNew York Times (David E. Sanger, Sewell Chan, and Mark Scott) — Cyberattack Aftershock Feared … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-12-17

We can't escape nature: Tennessee judge grants lesbian rights of "husband" in same-sex divorceUSA Today (Jamie Satterfield) — Lesbian granted rights of 'husband' in same-sex divorceWill the US … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-11-17

Cognitive dissonance in the NYT: Defending a woman's right to abortion & the disabled's right to lifeNew York Times (Jennifer Bartlett) — Disability and the Right to ChooseScouting story #1: If … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-10-17

Making sense of the unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey by President TrumpNew York Times (Michael D. Shear and Matt Apuzzo) — F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by TrumpWhat will … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-08-17

France's new President-elect, Emmanuel Macron, and the role of religion in politicsNew York Times (Alissa J. Rubin) — Macron Decisively Defeats Le Pen in French Presidential RaceWall Street … [Read more...]

The Briefing 05-05-17

What will be the impact of President Trump's executive order on religious liberty? Only time will tell.White House (Office of the Press Secretary) — Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free … [Read more...]