The Briefing 03-17-17

Justice Samuel Alito: "A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs."Chicago Tribune (David Porter) — Justice Alito says country increasingly 'hostile' to … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-16-17

What does it mean to be male and female? New push for Equal Rights Amendment would have courts decideUSA Today (Heidi M Przybyla) — No, equal rights for women aren’t in the Constitution. Could … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-15-17

Fact checking Sen. Schumer at the Washington Post: No, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammogramsWashington Post (Michelle Ye Hee Lee) — Schumer’s claim that ‘millions of women turn’ to … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-14-17

Cannibalism on CNN's "Believer": How Reza Aslan's attempt to show all religions the same backfiredThe Telegraph (Tristram Fane Saunders) — Backlash after CNN presenter eats human brain on TVFast … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-13-17

Freedom of conscience vs. abortion "rights": New Mexico legislature debates radical new abortion billsNew Mexico Legislature — Senate Bill 282New Mexico Legislature — House Bill … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-10-17

Liberal bias in sportswriting? The worldview chasm between sports fans, athletes, and sportswritersThe Ringer (Bryan Curtis) — Sportswriting Has Become a Liberal Profession — Here’s How It … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-08-17

Trump calls their bluff: Planned Parenthood won't stop abortions—only "3%" of organization—for fundingNew York Times (Maggie Haberman) — Trump Tells Planned Parenthood Its Funding Can Stay if … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-03-17

Two rival visions of religious liberty: Debating religious freedom and freedom from discriminationNPR (Tom Gjelten) — In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values ClashMorality and economics: … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-02-17

President Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday set a different tone from his campaignLos Angeles Times (Noah Bierman , Michael A. Memoli, and Brian Bennett) — Trump lays out ambitious plans … [Read more...]

The Briefing 03-01-17

Echoing Herbert Marcuse, John Irving urges Hollywood to be "intolerant of intolerance" Hollywood Reporter (John Irving) — Oscar Winner John Irving Urges Hollywood to Get Political With "Outright … [Read more...]

The Briefing 02-27-17

Are we alone in the universe? Discovery of seven earth-size planets prompts perennial speculationWall Street Journal (Robert Lee Hotz) — Seven Earth-Size Worlds Discovered Orbiting Nearby StarIn … [Read more...]

The Briefing 02-24-17

Should parents be involved when a minor considers abortion? Current IN law says no; new bill says yes.Indianapolis Star (Robert King) — Abortion bill targets parents' rights in cases of pregnant … [Read more...]