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Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective

Episode Date
Monday, November 29, 2021
24:00
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 2:45):
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Looking Forward: National Divide Coming to Decisive Moment as Supreme Court Set to Hear Oral Arguments over Abortion Case on Wednesday

ASSOCIATED PRESS (MARK SHERMAN)
Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-Or-Nothing Abortion Fight

PART 2 (2:46 - 10:33):
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Looking Backward: Three Men Found Guilty of Murder of Ahmaud Arbery — What Was At Stake in This Case for the U.S. Justice System?

PART 3 (10:34 - 18:0):
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Why So Many Types of Murder in Our Justice System? And What Makes Murder Murder?

PART 4 (18:1 - 24:0):
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What’s Behind Whether You Think Rising Gas Prices Is a Big Deal— That’s Right, Worldview Matters

NBC NEWS (DANTE CHINNI)
Gas Prices Are Up, But Red America May be Paying More

Nov 29, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
18:49
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:54):
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Gratitude Without Grace in a Secular Culture: How Can Thankfulness Have Meaning Without God?

WASHINGTON POST (EMILY HEIL)
Saying Grace: How A Moment of Thanks, Religious or Not, Adds Meaning to Our Meals

THE ATLANTIC (EMMA GREEN)
Gratitude Without God

PART 2 (10:55 - 12:30):
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The Heart of Sin and Rebellion Against God: Ingratitude — ‘They Did Not Honor Him as God Nor Give Thanks to Him’

PART 3 (12:31 - 18:49):
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To Whom Are We Thankful for the Wondrous Gift of Life? Thankfulness as a Christian Apologetic

Nov 24, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
25:43
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:49):
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The Irrationality and Terror of Evil in a Fallen World—Pray for Grieving Waukesha

ASSOCIATED PRESS (SCOTT BAUER, MICHAEL BALSAMO, AND MIKE HOUSEHOLDER)
Police: Parade-Crash Suspect was in a Domestic Disturbance

PART 2 (8:50 - 19:3):
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Marriage According to the New York Times: Moral Rebellion, Rejection of God’s Design, and a Longing for Religious Legitimacy

NEW YORK TIMES (EMMA GRILLO)
Taking Life One Adventure at a Time

NEW YORK TIMES (ALIX STRAUSS)
Theirs Is a ‘Traditional Untraditional’ Union

NEW YORK TIMES (JENNY BLOCK)
‘The Odds Were Stacked Against Us’

PART 3 (19:4 - 25:43):
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The Assassination of Malcom X and the Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in Headlines Again— What Questions Surrounding Both Cases Reveal About the Quest for Justice

NEW YORK TIMES (JAMES BARRON)
Decades Later, 2 Men Convicted of Assassinating Malcolm X Will Be Cleared

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL WILSON)
Search for Jimmy Hoffa Leads the F.B.I. to Jersey City Landfill

Nov 23, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
23:00
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 13:56):
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The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: The Rule of Law and the Demands of Justice

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
Kyle Rittenhouse Is Not Guilty

PART 2 (13:57 - 15:3):
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Issue to Watch This Week: Senate to Debate After House of Representatives Pass Biden Spending Bill

PART 3 (15:4 - 23:0):
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Religious Liberty For All Or Religious Liberty for None: Does One Nation Under God Necessitate One Religion?

WASHINGTON POST (BOB SMIETANA)
Michael Flynn Calls for ‘One Religion’ at Event That Is A Who’s Who of the New Christian Right

Nov 22, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
25:19
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:20):
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Catholic Bishops and Pro-Abortion Politician — the Meeting Is Over But Not the Debate. What Does It Mean For How Evangelicals Should Approach Church Discipline and the Issue of Abortion?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (IAN LOVETT AND FRANCIS X. ROCCA)
Catholic Bishops Drop Effort to Ban Communion for Politicians Who Support Abortion Rights

PART 2 (11:21 - 14:33):
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Why Do Ducklings Swim in a Line Behind Mom? A New Scientific Theory, Evidence of the Glory of God

NEW YORK TIMES (RUTH GRAHAM)
Catholic Bishops Avoid Confrontation With Biden Over Communion

PART 3 (14:34 - 17:1):
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How Should Christians Think of a Historical Figure Like Nelson Mandela? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing




PART 4 (17:2 - 19:45):
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When Does the Bible Say Human Life Begins? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 5 (19:46 - 21:22):
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Why Use the term ‘Moral Revolution’ When Our Culture’s Revolution is Often So Immoral? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 6 (21:23 - 25:19):
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Why the Correlation Between the Arts and Progressivism? Should I Still Listen to CCM Artists Who Support the LGBTQ Revolution? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Nov 19, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
24:35
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:44):
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Moral Revolution of Unprecedented Nature: Biden Administration Seeks to Strip Right From Christian Colleges to Operate According to Historic, Christian Beliefs on Gender

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JERRY C. DAVIS)
Biden Policy Disrespects Both Science and Religion

PART 2 (9:45 - 13:26):
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As Texas Board Rejects Sex Ed Materials, Christians are Reminded that Education — Of Any Sort — is Never Morally Neutral

DALLAS MORNING NEWS (CORBETT SMITH)
Texas Board Rejects Proposed Sex Ed Materials for Middle and High Schoolers

PART 3 (13:27 - 19:15):
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Beto O’Rourke Announces Run for Texas Governor — But Will Texas Elect Self-Proclaimed Progressive ‘Man of Destiny’?

DALLAS MORNING NEWS (MARK DAVIS)
With Beto, Texas Democrats will Party Like It’s 2018

PART 4 (19:16 - 22:33):
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Senatorial Realities: Lisa Murkowski Fights for Re-Election in Alaska Amidst History of Controversial Political Decisions Within the Republican Party

DALLAS MORNING NEWS (EMILY COCHRANE)
Murkowski Announces Re-election Bid, Setting Up Clash With Trump

PART 5 (22:34 - 24:35):
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Vermont Senator of 48 Years, Patrick Leahy, Set to Retire — What Can We Learn From the Shift in the State’s Political Landscape During His Tenure?

Nov 18, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
24:11
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:36):
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“Build Back Better Bill” Takes Aim at Religious Liberty — Intentionally

NEW YORK TIMES (LUKE BROADWATER)
Biden’s Child Care Plan Faces Resistance From Religious Groups

PART 2 (10:37 - 20:30):
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The Moral Revolution Shows Up on the Playlist: ‘Queer’ Artists Hit the Charts in Contemporary Christian Music

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (KATHRYN POST)
CCM Industry Stays Silent on LGBTQ Inclusion as Queer Artists Carve Inroads

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (KATHRYN POST)
Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman Posts Video Supporting LGBTQ ‘Rights and Freedoms’

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (EMILY MCFARLAN MILLER)
LGBTQ Singer-Songwriter ‘GameStops’ Christian Music with No. 1 Christian Album on iTunes

PART 3 (20:31 - 24:11):
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‘Plagues Strike Egypt’: References to the Bible Are Never Far Away — Even in the Headlines of the New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES (VIVIAN YEE AND NADA RASHWAN)
Plagues Strike Egypt: Sudden Floods, Then 4-Inch Scorpions Called Deathstalkers

Nov 17, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
24:51
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:40):
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Matters Economic Are Matters Moral: Inflation Rises to Highest Rate In 31 Years — But Why Is This Such A Major Moral Issue?

NEW YORK TIMES (JEANNA SMIALEK)
Fastest Inflation in 31 Years Puts More Heat on Washington

USA TODAY (MATTHEW BROWN)
Inflation Will Ease, Biden Team Asserts

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The Inflation Revenue Dividend

WALL STREET JOURNAL (KRISTIN BROUGHTON AND THEO FRANCIS)
What Does Inflation Mean for American Businesses? For Some, Bigger Profits

PART 2 (11:41 - 13:10):
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Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill Into Law In Hopes Of Transforming the Nation — And His Legacy

PART 3 (13:11 - 18:52):
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Theology At The Glasgow Climate Change Summit: It Shows Up Everywhere You Look

PART 4 (18:53 - 24:51):
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The Harry Potter Movies Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary — the Power of Story and a Window into Two Decades of Moral Change

Nov 16, 2021
Monday, November 15, 2021
24:07
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:26):
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China Adopts Party-Approved History to Heroize Its Leader and Establish Supremacy of “Xi Jinping Thought.” Guess What? The New History Says He Is a Genius

NEW YORK TIMES (CHRIS BUCKLEY)
To Steer China’s Future, Xi Is Rewriting Its Past

WALL STREET JOURNAL (KEVIN RUDD)
‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Makes China a Tougher Adversary

FINANCIAL TIMES (GIDEON RACHMAN)
China’s Self-Isolation is A Global Concern

PART 2 (12:27 - 19:10):
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History Always Has A Reckoning: F.W. de Klerk, Last South African Apartheid President, Dies At 85

ASSOCIATED PRESS (ANDREW MELDRUM AND CARA ANNA)
South Africa’s Last Apartheid President, F.W. de Klerk, Dies

PART 3 (19:11 - 24:3):
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Hunger In A Fallen World — In the Main, the Problem of Hunger Today Is Moral, Not Material

NEW YORK TIMES (MUJIB MASHAL)
India Wants to Send Wheat to Ease Afghan Hunger Crisis. Pakistan Has Yet to OK Transit.

Nov 15, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
25:47
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:24):
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‘The School Board Revolt': Understanding Parental Response to the Infusion of Moral and Sexual Revolution in Schools

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The School Board Revolt

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE (CASSANDRA POLLOCK)
Gov. Greg Abbott Tells State Agencies to Develop Standards to Block Books with "Overtly Sexual" Content in Schools

PART 2 (12:25 - 18:19):
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How Should Christians Think About Social Justice? Does It Correlate to Critical Theory? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 3 (18:20 - 21:18):
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Does Classical Liberalism Conserve More Than Contemporary Conservatism? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 4 (21:19 - 25:47):
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Is A Human Embryo A Human Life? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Nov 12, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
24:35
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 15:33):
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Are We Witnessing the Dismantling of Conservatism? Why the Term ‘LGBT Conservative’ is an Oxymoron

FOX NEWS (BROOKE SINGMAN)
RNC Announces 'Pride Coalition,' Partnership with Log Cabin Republicans Ahead of Midterms

PART 2 (15:34 - 22:51):
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Political Lessons From the Virginia Election: A Party That Can’t Say No to its Progressivist Activists Just Might Hear No from Voters

NEW YORK TIMES (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
Democrats Deny Political Reality at Their Own Peril

THE ECONOMIST
The Democrats’ Disadvantage

PART 3 (22:52 - 24:35):
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‘Some Trans People’ Can Receive Federally Funded Fertility Treatment in Spain? We Live in the Most Confusing Times Imaginable — But Brace Yourselves

WASHINGTON POST (AMY CHENG)
Spain to Pay for Fertility Treatment for Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Some Transgender People

Nov 11, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
23:34
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 17:56):
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A ‘Renaissance of Side B’ Christians? A Challenge to Christian Faithfulness

THE WASHINGTON POST (KATHRYN POST)
Traditional 'Side B' LGBTQ Christians Experience A Renaissance

PART 2 (17:57 - 21:22):
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The Principle Of Abstraction And The Dangers Of Modern Technology: After IVF Procedures, Two Couples Discover Their Embryos Were Swapped

THE WASHINGTON POST (JULIAN MARK)
A Fertility Center Mixed Up Two Couples’ Embryos, Lawsuit Says. When They Found Out, They Had to Trade Babies.

PART 3 (21:23 - 23:34):
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Forcing Religious Institutions To Become Coercive Extensions Of State Power: Why The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Is Suing The Federal Government Over The Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Nov 10, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
25:48
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 15:9):
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But Who Will Regulate the Regulators? Who Will Govern the Governors? Frustrated Activists Protest at Glasgow Climate Summit

FINANCIAL TIMES (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
More Hot Air Than Progress At COP26

WASHINGTON POST
Greta Thunberg Says ‘COP26 Is A Failure,’ As She Leads Glasgow Protests

PART 2 (15:10 - 23:22):
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The Secular Worldview Asserts Itself: What Explains the Rapid Acceptance of Assisted Suicide in the West?

THE ECONOMIST
In the West, Assisted Dying is Rapidly Becoming Legal and Accepted

PART 3 (23:23 - 25:48):
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What the Commissioning of Just One Navy Ship Tells Us About the Seismic Shift In the Morality Of Our Nation

USA TODAY (JOHN BACON)
Navy Christens Ship USNS Harvey Milk, Named After Gay Rights Activist

Nov 09, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
25:58
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:15):
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House Passes 1.2 Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Bill: Where The Money Goes, The Worldview Issues Follow

WASHINGTON POST (JEFF STEIN)
Patience and Persistence Pay Off As Biden Gets Infrastructure Deal Across Finish Line

PART 2 (12:16 - 19:40):
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Elections Have Consequences: State Department Equates “Reproductive Rights“ With Human Rights

WASHINGTON POST (MISSY RYAN)
Reversing Trump, Biden Administration Restores Reproductive Rights Assessment to State Dept. Report

PART 3 (19:41 - 25:58):
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Vestiges Of Created Order In A Secular Society On Display As Alimony For Men Still Debated Issue Among Feminists

NEW YORK TIMES (LOUISE RAFKIN)
The Paradox of Alimony for Men

Nov 08, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
25:20
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 5:58):
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PETA Wants To Substitute ‘Arm Barn’ For ‘Bullpen’, Citing Speciesism — The Insanity (And Triviality) Of An Organization That Undermines Human Dignity

NPR (TIEN LE)
PETA Wants MLB to Rename the 'Bullpen' to ‘Arm Barn'

PART 2 (5:59 - 12:47):
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NAACP Sides With Pro-Abortion Movement And Urges Pro Athletes To Avoid Signing With Texas Teams —And, Let’s Tell the Truth About the Hippocratic Oath

USA TODAY (ANALIS BAILEY)
NAACP Urging Pro Athletes in Free Agency Not to Sign with Teams in Texas Over Voting, Abortion Laws

PART 3 (12:48 - 17:14):
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How Should Parents Talk To Their Children About The Sexual Revolution? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 4 (17:15 - 19:37):
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How Should We Approach The Virtue Signaling Of Corporations? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 5 (19:38 - 23:16):
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Are All Rights In The Constitution, Like Gun Rights, God-Given Rights? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 6 (23:17 - 25:20):
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Has Virginia Gone From Blue to Red? Is That Possible? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Nov 05, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
24:18
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:17):
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What Does ‘The Right To Bear Arms’ Mean? SCOTUS Considers Constitutionality Of New York State Gun Carry Law

CNN (TIERNEY SNEED)
Thomas and Roberts Grill New York On How Restrictions Apply In Rural vs. Urban Areas

WALL STREET JOURNAL (STEPHEN HALBROOK)
When Is a Constitutional Right Not a Right?

USA TODAY (JOHN FRITZE)
Can New Yorkers Carry Guns? A 700 Year-Old Law May Inform Supreme Court's Second Amendment Decision

PART 2 (12:18 - 19:2):
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Toxicity Of Identity Politics In Public Schools — How Should Parents Respond?

USA TODAY (ERIN RICHARDS, ALIA WONG, AND LINDSAY SCHNELL)
Culture Wars Have Taken Hold of School Board Elections. Students Say Their Well-Being Is At Risk.

PART 3 (19:3 - 24:18):
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When Charges of Racism Are Weaponized for Politics, the Actual Sin of Racism is Obscured

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The Big ‘Racist’ Fail in Virginia

Nov 04, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
25:24
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:34):
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Huge Political and Cultural Shockwaves From Virginia: Republican Glenn Youngkin Defeats Democrat Terry McAuliffe In Gubernatorial Election In Virginia

PART 2 (10:35 - 16:22):
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Cultural and Moral Issues Dominate Over Political Issues: What Were The Big Issues For Virginians That Led McAuliffe Out Of Office?

PART 3 (16:23 - 20:38):
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Minneapolis Votes Against Defunding the Police — But What Was Behind The Measure, And How Did It Intersect With The Biblical Worldview?

THE HILL (MARTY JOHNSON)
Minneapolis Votes Down Measure Replacing Police Department

NEW YORK TIMES (MITCH SMITH AND TIM ARANGO)
Minneapolis Voters Reject An Amendment to Replace the Police Department.

PART 4 (20:39 - 25:24):
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Wrongful Civil Rights Era Convictions Should Be Expunged? But What About The Historical Record?

ASSOCIATED PRESS (JAY REEVES)
Bid Considered To Wipe Alabama Arrest Records of King, Parks

Nov 03, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
24:18
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:13):
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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Over Texas Abortion Law — What Happens Now?

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The Texas Abortion Case That Isn’t

PART 2 (9:14 - 11:36):
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Christian Worldview Issues At Stake In Global Climate Summit — Human Responsibility For Dominion and Stewardship Of God’s Creation

PART 3 (11:37 - 20:24):
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Political Virtue Signaling In Glasgow As Leaders Meet For Climate Summit — But We Are Headed for a Great Trade-Off

NEW YORK TIMES (JUSTIN GILLIS)
Will Glasgow Be the Climate Breakthrough We Need?

PART 4 (20:25 - 24:8):
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Virtue Signaling, Royal Version: The Prince of Wales and His Magical Aston Martin — No Kidding, It Runs on Fuel Made from Wine and Cheese

USA TODAY (JAY CANNON)
Prince Charles Says His Aston Martin Runs On Fuel Made From Wine and Cheese

Nov 02, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
25:38
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 2:17):
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Clash Of Worldviews In Headlines This Week: US Supreme Court Holds Hearing Today Over Texas Heartbeat Law — The Court Is Set for a Big Ruling

PART 2 (2:18 - 5:12):
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Issues This Week: Gubernatorial Elections in Virginia and New Jersey; Will Minnesota Defund the Police? So Much at Stake in Tuesday's Off-Year Elections

PART 3 (5:13 - 11:18):
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International Issues This Week: Government Leaders Meet For Climate Summit And G20 Countries Commit To Corporate Tax Policy — Raising Big Questions (And Big Bills)

PART 4 (11:19 - 15:16):
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Issues This Week: President Joe Biden Leaves For Rome Without Clear Agreement On Huge Spending Bill or Final Vote

PART 5 (15:17 - 21:58):
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‘He Said I’m A Good Catholic’: President Biden Visits The Vatican And Reports That He Should Continue Receiving Communion — While We Receive More Moral Confusion From Pope Francis

WALL STREET JOURNAL (FRANCIS X. ROCCA AND CATHERINE LUCEY)
Biden Says Pope Told Him He Is a Good Catholic Amid Controversy Over Abortion

THE HILL (LEXI LONAS)
Biden Receives Communion In Rome

PART 6 (21:59 - 25:38):
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Halloween, The Gender Revolution, And Twix: Shaming Your Children Into Identifying With Trans Ideology, One Candy Commercial At A Time

Nov 01, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
24:24
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:32):
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There Must Be no Confusion Between The Gospel And Dark Spiritual Forces: Christian Considerations For Halloween

PART 2 (9:33 - 16:13):
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So Your Son Wants to Be a Princess? A Halloween Opportunity The Gender Revolutionaries Cannot Miss

USA TODAY (LISA KENNEY)
What To Do When Your Son Wants To Be A Princess for Halloween. (Hint: Have Fun!)

PART 3 (16:14 - 21:0):
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How Should Christians Think About Eating Meat? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 4 (21:1 - 22:45):
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Should Christians Expect Life Outside Of Earth In The Cosmos? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 5 (22:46 - 24:24):
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Why Was the Death Sentence For the Boston Marathon Bomber Argued at the Supreme Court? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Oct 29, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
23:58
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:51):
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‘To Change The Way Americans Live’: The Goal Of The Spending Bill — And President Biden’s Ambition To Be Next Transformational President

PART 2 (7:52 - 12:39):
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The American Income Tax and Why the Constitution Forbids a Wealth Tax: What Are The Worldview Considerations As Democrats Seek Tax on Billionaires?

NEW YORK TIMES (JONATHAN WEISMAN)
Democrats Hammer Out Novel Plan to Tax Billionaires and Corporate Giants

PART 3 (12:40 - 17:7):
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The Personal Collides with the Political: The Divide Between Bernie Sanders and Joe Manchin Runs Deep and Angry

CHARLESTON GAZETTE-MAIL (BERNIE SANDERS)
Let's Stand Together to Protect Working Families

WASHINGTON POST (MADALIN SAMMONS)
Progressives, Please Back Off Manchin. You’re Only Helping Him With My Fellow West Virginians.

PART 4 (17:8 - 23:58):
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“Professionalizing” the Role of the Suicide Bomber: Taliban Pays Honor and Reparations To Families of Suicide Bombers — Will the World Notice?

NEW YORK TIMES (THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF, SHARIF HASSAN AND RUHULLAH KHAPALWAK)
Taliban Honor Suicide Bombers’ ‘Sacrifices’ in Bid to Rewrite History

Oct 28, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
24:22
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:45):
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Obama Says the Ship Has Sailed: This Is How Moral Revolutionaries Talk—And Threaten

THE HILL
Barack Obama Stumps For Terry McAuliffe In Virginia Ahead Of Nov. Election

REV
Barack Obama Speech for Virginia Gov. Candidate Terry McAuliffe Transcript

PART 2 (7:46 - 14:3):
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Huge Test For The Future As Campus Pride Releases The ‘Worst List’ Of Schools For LGBTQ Students: What Does it Mean?

NBC NEWS (JO YURCABA)
'Worst List' Names 180 Colleges That Are 'Unsafe' for LGBTQ Students

PART 3 (14:4 - 17:55):
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Writer Claims to Present ‘A Conservative Faith Argument For LGBTQ Rights’ — But Where Is The Conservatism? Where Is the Christian Faith?

THE HILL (CARLOS CURBELO)
A Conservative's Faith Argument For Supporting LGBTQ Rights

PART 4 (17:56 - 24:22):
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Study Claims Younger Generation Out Of Touch with Church Over Gender And Sexuality — But Where Is The True Disconnect?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (CLARE ANSBERRY)
Young People Say Disconnect Keeps Them From Church

Oct 27, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
23:40
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:8):
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Fake Meat and Real Questions: The Fake Meat Industry Claims Moral Innocence — But In A Fallen World, Innocence Is An Impossibility

LA TIMES (CORIE BROWN)
Why California is the Capital of Fake Meat

NEW YORK TIMES (JULIE CRESWELL)
Plant-Based Food Companies Face Critics: Environmental Advocates

PART 2 (12:9 - 16:39):
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Kidney Transplants to Humans from Pigs? Thinking About Distinctions Within Creation, and The Value Of Humans As Image Bearers

USA TODAY (KAREN WEINTRAUB)
Pig Kidneys to the Rescue? Groundbreaking Transplant A Step Toward Solving Organ Shortage

NEW YORK TIMES (RONI CARYN RABIN)
In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human, and It Worked

PART 3 (16:40 - 23:40):
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‘A Rat Is A Pig Is A Dog Is A Boy?’: The Animal Rights Movement And Its Direct Denial of Human Dignity

PETA (INGRID NEWKIRK)
A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy

Oct 26, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
26:20
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:39):
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Issues to Watch this Week: Democrats Say They Are Nearing Agreement on Massive Federal Spending Bill—But What Will it Be?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (PETER GRANITZ AND ELIZA COLLINS)
Democratic Voters Back Biden's Big Spending Bill

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL D. SHEAR)
Biden the Dealmaker Finds That Compromise Can Have Consequences

PART 2 (8:40 - 13:39):
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Issues to Watch: Paramount Case In Abortion As Supreme Court Fast Tracks Hearing on Constitutionality Of Texas Abortion Law

CNN (ARIANE DE VOGUE)
Justice Sonia Sotomayor Criticizes Colleagues for Allowing Texas Abortion Ban to Remain in Effect

NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK)
Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

PART 3 (13:40 - 14:57):
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Issues to Watch: Major Issues Leading Up The Gubernatorial Vote In Virginia Next Tuesday — Including Who Decides Education Of Children

PART 4 (14:58 - 22:28):
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Worldview Consequences of Geography: Rural Counties In Maryland Argue for Joining West Virginia. Why? Worldview Matters

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL LEVENSON)
Bye, Maryland? Lawmakers in 3 Counties Float a Plan to Secede From the State.

ASSOCIATED PRESS (IRIS SAMUELS)
Montana Redistricting Commission Advances Two Map Proposals

PART 5 (22:29 - 26:20):
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An American Story: Chief Earl Old Person, Blackfeet Nation Chief for 60 Years, Dies at Age 92

NEW YORK TIMES (CLAY RISEN)
Earl Old Person, Chief of the Blackfeet Nation, Dies at 92

Oct 25, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
26:32
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
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Lessons In The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson One: Katie Couric Apologizes For Protecting Ruth Bader Ginsberg Over 2016 Interview

WASHINGTON POST (ERIK WEMPLE)
Katie Couric Admits She Was Wrong to ‘Protect’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson Two: The Book Business and Big Media

PART 3 (11:23 - 15:28):
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The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson Three: Press Positively Covers Fashion Shift As Politics

NEW YORK TIMES (VANESSA FRIEDMAN)
Kyrsten Sinema’s Style Keeps Us Guessing

PART 4 (15:29 - 19:35):
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‘Gender Agnosticism’ On The Runway As Fashion Synthesizes With The Moral Revolution

NEW YORK TIMES (VANESSA FRIEDMAN AND GUY TREBAY)
The End of Gender

PART 5 (19:36 - 21:49):
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Why Are Cities More Liberal than Rural Areas? — Dr. Mohler RespondsTo Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 6 (21:50 - 23:17):
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Can The Supreme Court Overturn Texas Heartbeat Law But Still Overturn Roe v. Wade? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 7 (23:18 - 26:32):
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How Should Young Women Pursue Education and Careers Without Succumbing To The Cultural Imperative Of ‘Career First, Babies Second’? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Oct 22, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
27:15
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:40):
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The End Of Humanity Would Result In End Of Meaning? We Are Thinking Atoms? Worldview Clash Revealed at The Guardian

THE GUARDIAN (TARA CONLAN)
Earth’s Demise Could Rid Galaxy of Meaning, Warns Brian Cox Ahead of Cop26

PART 2 (11:41 - 18:44):
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‘Meaning Emerges From Sufficiently Complex Biological Machines’ — The Secular Worldview Attempts Definitions to Define Humanity In A Worldview Without God

PART 3 (18:45 - 22:19):
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Missionaries In Haiti Kidnapped For Ransom — More Evidence of Human Sinfulness on Display

WALL STREET JOURNAL (DAVID LUHNOW AND JUAN MONTES)
Haiti Kidnapping: What Happened to the Missionaries, and Who Is the 400 Mawozo Gang?

PART 4 (22:20 - 27:15):
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Someone Who ‘Represents all North Carolinians’ Instead? Modern Ideology Of Representation Goes After Statue Of Billy Graham for U. S. Capitol

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (SHERRI ZANN ROSENTHAL)
Billy Graham Statue at the US Capitol Won’t Represent Me, Many Others in NC

Oct 21, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
26:19
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
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Get Ready for Big Action at the High Court — The Texas Abortion Law Heads Back to Supreme Court

NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK)
Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

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Is the Pro-Life Argument Based on a Mistranslation of Scripture? Of Course Not, But the Washington Post Runs the Argument

WASHINGTON POST (DANYA RUTTENBERG AND KATEY ZEH)
An Ancient Mistranslation Is Now Helping to Threaten Abortion Rights

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The Child Is Not the Mere Creature of the State’ — A Reminder of a Big Lesson on Parental Rights from the Supreme Court

WALL STREET JOURNAL (GERARD BAKER)
Merrick Garland Has a List, and You’re Probably on It

WALL STREET JOURNAL
‘The Child Is Not the Mere Creature of the State’

PART 4 (23:33 - 26:19):
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One Lifetime and an Entire Culture Ago — Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) Dies At 95

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ has died

Oct 20, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
26:43
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 17:50):
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The Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Boston Marathon Bomber, But Still Says it Will Stop Federal Executions? Sometimes, Irony Reveals the Truth

NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK)
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Restore Death Sentence for Boston Marathon Bomber

NEW YORK TIMES (NICK MADIGAN, MICHAEL LEVENSON AND NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS)
Parkland School Shooting Suspect to Plead Guilty

PART 2 (17:51 - 20:31):
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What Is Behind The Death Penalty? At the Most Foundational Level Is The Imago Dei, Justice, and the Value of Human Life

PART 3 (20:32 - 26:43):
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His Battles Are Over: The Complicated Life and Legacy Of General Colin Powell As Military Leader And Secretary Of State

WASHINGTON POST (BRADLEY GRAHAM)
Colin L. Powell, Former Secretary of State and Military Leader, Dies at 84

Oct 19, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
26:07
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
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Biden Appointed Commission on Supreme Court Suggests Term Limits for Justices — So Why Would That Be a Bad Idea? Answer: Our Commitment to the Separation of Powers

THE HILL (JOHN KRUZEL)
Two Conservatives Resign from Biden's Supreme Court Commission

PART 2 (13:16 - 17:0):
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So Other Nations Have Term Limits for Judges? Well, Other Nations Have Other Constitutions. The U.S. Has Its Constitutional System for Good Reason

ASSOCIATED PRESS (JESSICA GRESKO)
Supreme Court Commission Talks Positively of Shorter Terms

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Dave Chapelle Controversy Challenges the LGBTQ Doctrine of Harm — What Is At Stake In This Controversy For Christians?

NEW YORK TIMES (JOHN KOBLIN)
Netflix Loses Its Glow as Critics Target Chappelle Special

NEW YORK TIMES (JASON ZINOMAN)
Dave Chappelle Isn’t Canceled. He Just Likes to Talk About It.

Oct 18, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
24:47
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:34):
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Dutch Royal Family Updated for the Moral Revolutionaries As Prime Minister Declares Royal Successor Can Marry Person Of Any Gender

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JAMES MARSON)
Dutch Royals Can Marry Same-Sex Partners Without Risking Throne, Government Says

WASHINGTON POST (SAMMY WESTFALL)
Dutch Royals Can Marry Same-sex Partner and Keep Throne, Prime Minister Says

PART 2 (11:35 - 16:35):
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Speed Of Moral Revolutions To The Left On Display As Cambridge University Releases Document Explaining How To Spot Trans Exclusive Radical Feminists—You May Be Next

THE TELEGRAPH (EWAN SOMERVILLE)
Cambridge University ‘Terf-Spotting’ Guide Condemned As A ‘Witch-Finder’s Charter’

PART 3 (16:36 - 20:31):
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Should Christians Boycott Businesses That Support The Secular Revolution? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 4 (20:32 - 24:47):
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Where Do We Draw The Line Between Legislating Theologically And Legislating A Theocracy? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Oct 15, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
25:39
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:42):
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How Did the Public Schools Become Such a Battleground? The Real Roots of the Crisis

PART 2 (9:43 - 21:24):
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State of Virginia As Ground Zero For Debate Over Who Should Determine Education of Children — The Parents or The Professional Elite

WASHINGTON POST (JENNA PORTNOY)
McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Permitting Parents to Block Sexually Explicit Books in School

WALL STREET JOURNAL (GERARD BAKER)
Merrick Garland Has a List, and You’re Probably on It

PART 3 (21:25 - 25:39):
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The Moral Revolution in a Single Article — USA Today Imbeds Transgender Ideology In a Report About Texas Abortion Law

USA TODAY (MABINTY QUARSHIE)
Getting An Abortion While Trans Was Always Hard. In Texas, A New Law Puts Outsized Burdens On Them

Oct 14, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
23:15
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:49):
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Superman Comes Out Of The Closet—The Moral Revolution Will Transform Everything. Even Comic Book Super Heroes

NEW YORK TIMES (GEORGE GENE GUSTINES)
Superman Comes Out, as DC Comics Ushers In a New Man of Steel

PART 2 (12:50 - 15:49):
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The Ideology Behind the Bisexual Superman—It Can Change Characters But It Can’t Reverse Creation

CNN (NOAH BERLATSKY)
The Power of a Queer Superman

PART 3 (15:50 - 23:15):
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Virtue Signaling in the Toy Department As Lego Seeks To Build A Less Gendered World?

USA TODAY (WYATTE GRANTHAM-PHILIPS)
Lego Announces Plans to Remove Gender Stereotypes from Toys, Following Global Survey

Oct 13, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
24:00
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:23):
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Abortion Rights = Trans Rights: A Portrait in Post-Modern Morality

NEW YORK TIMES (JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN)
Abortion Rights and Trans Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

PART 2 (11:24 - 20:20):
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The Pro-Abortion Argument Goes For Broke —Presbyterian Minister Contends For Abortion as Moral Good

USA TODAY (REBECCA TODD PETERS)
I'm A Christian Minister Who's Had 2 Abortions. Here's How Faith Informed Those Decisions.

PART 3 (20:21 - 24:0):
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Pro-Abortion Advocates Seek To De-Stigmatize Abortion In Impossible Battle Against God’s Moral Universe

NPR (DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN)
Demonstrators Gathered to Protest for Reproductive Rights at the Women's March

Oct 12, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
23:46
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:13):
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Tesla Joins Influx of Californians In Texas With Move of Its Headquarters to Austin — And With It, California Cultural and Voting Patterns To Follow

PART 2 (7:14 - 15:9):
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How Should Christians Think of Global Tax Policy As International Agreement Claims to Raise Corporate Tax Rate?

WSJ (PAUL HANNON AND RICHARD RUBIN)
Ireland Signs On to Global Deal Seeking to Curb Tax Avoidance

PART 3 (15:10 - 23:46):
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The ‘Nones’ Are Growing — But What Does This Really Mean? Moral and Theological Factors Are Impossible to Separate

USA TODAY (DEENA YELLIN)
One In Four Americans Identify As 'Nones.' Why are Millions Leaving Organized Religion?

Oct 11, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
25:43
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:16):
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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Heartbeat Act, Setting It On Sure Path To The Supreme Court

PART 2 (7:17 - 10:27):
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How Does A Case Get From The District Courts To The Supreme Court? The History Of The Circuit System And Establishment Of U.S. Judiciary

PART 3 (10:28 - 13:23):
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Building A Generation Who Think Deep Thoughts About the True God: The Significance of ‘In Christ Alone’ After 20 Years

RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE (BOB SMIETANA)
Twenty Years Later, ‘In Christ Alone’ Still Inspires Millions To Sing

PART 4 (13:24 - 18:36):
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PCUSA Sought To Change Lyrics Of 'In Christ Alone' To Replace Biblical Language About the Wrath of God—But What Is at Stake Is Nothing Less Than The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (BOB SMIETANA)
Presbyterians Stir Debate By Rejecting Popular New Hymn

THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY (RITA NAKASHIMA BROCK)
An Epidemic Of Moral Injury

PART 5 (18:37 - 25:43):
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Is Investing Gambling? How Should Christians Seek to Legislate In A Post-Christian Age? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Oct 08, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
25:27
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:36):
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The Pro-Abortion Gauntlet Marches On — Biden Administration Reverses Trump Policy and Gives Planned Parenthood What it Demands

NEW YORK TIMES (NOAH WEILAND)
Biden Officials End Ban on Abortion Referrals at Federally Funded Clinics

WASHINGTON POST (AMY GOLDSTEIN)
Biden Administration Reverses Trump Rule Barring Federally Funded Family Planning Clinics From Abortion Referrals

PART 2 (9:37 - 19:2):
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Religious Quest Evident As Elon Musk and Other Technocrats Join The ‘Simulation Argument’ — What Are the Odds We Are Living In A Computer Simulation?

THE NEW YORKER (JOSHUA ROTHMAN)
What Are the Odds We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

PART 3 (19:3 - 25:27):
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Out with Easter and Christmas Terms: Modern Cult of Wokeness on Display As School In Oxford Secularizes Its Calendar in the Name of Sensitivity

DAILY MAIL (IAN GALLAGHER)
Emma Watson's Former School Cancels Christmas To Be 'Inclusive At All Touchpoints' - As Parents Slam 'Wokery Run Riot'

Oct 07, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
24:26
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:28):
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New Bipartisan Alarm Over Facebook and its Dangers — Secrets Revealed and Investigations Gain Momentum

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JEFF HORWITZ)
Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt.

THE ATLANTIC (ADRIENNE LAFRANCE)
The Largest Autocracy on Earth

PART 2 (8:29 - 15:7):
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The Most Serious Danger of Facebook: Instagram’s Negative Effects On Teenage and Young Adult Mental Health — Facebook Knows the Extent of the Problem, But Can’t Do Without Your Kids

WALL STREET JOURNAL (GEORGIA WELLS, JEFF HORWITZ AND DEEPA SEETHARAMAN)
Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show

PART 3 (15:8 - 19:25):
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So, What Is the Christian Responsibility — But Human Dignity Is At Stake Of The Social Media Crisis

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JUSTIN SCHECK, NEWLEY PURNELL AND JEFF HORWITZ)
Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show.

WALL STREET JOURNAL (KEACH HAGEY AND JEFF HORWITZ)
Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead.

WASHINGTON POST (JENNIFER RUBIN)
It’s Time to Stand Up to Facebook

PART 4 (19:26 - 24:26):
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Technology Will Demand Our Soul — A Technological Crisis Is a Theological Crisis

Oct 06, 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
25:54
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 16:36):
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What’s Really at Stake in the Democratic Party Battle Over Spending? It’s a Lot More Than You Might Think

NEW YORK TIMES (EMILY COCHRANE)
Liberals Dig In Against Infrastructure Bill as Party Divisions Persist

PART 2 (16:37 - 20:21):
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“Biden Throws in With the Left” — What’s the Vision Behind the “Progressives” Now in the Democratic Party Driver’s Seat?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The Government Family Plan

PART 3 (20:22 - 25:54):
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Banned Books Week, the Battle of Ideas — Normalizing the LGBTQ Revolution is the Aim

USA TODAY
Banned Books Week: We Defend 30 Challenged Books Including 'Beloved' and '1984'

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THOMAS SPENCE)
‘Banned Books Week’ Isn’t Actually Interested in Banned Books

Oct 05, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
24:03
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
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U. S. Controversy Over Abortion Heats Up As House Panel in Washington Hears Pro-Life and Pro-Abortion Testimonies and a Federal Court Considers the Texas Abortion Bill

NEW YORK TIMES (SHERYL GAY STOLBERG)
A Congresswoman’s Story: Raped at 17, ‘I Chose to Have an Abortion’

CNN (CHANDELIS DUSTER)
Top Democrats Disagree On Including Hyde Amendment In Economic Bill

PART 2 (11:43 - 17:36):
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Logic of the Culture of Death In Mexico As Elites Pressure Popular Culture To Present Abortion As A ‘Right’ And A ‘Choice’

NEW YORK TIMES (MELISSA AYALA)
This Is for All the Girls Who Grew Up Thinking Abortion Meant Death or Jail

PART 3 (17:37 - 21:22):
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Abortion in China: As Totalitarian Seeks to Restrict Abortion, It Shows that Anti-Abortion Does Not Always Mean Pro-Life

NEW YORK TIMES (VIVIAN WANG)
China’s Vow to Reduce Abortions Sparks Public Worries

PART 4 (21:23 - 24:3):
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Coming To A School District Near You: LGBTQ Inclusivity Guidelines — for 4-year-olds

TELEGRAPH (DANIEL SANDERSON)
Scottish Four-Year-Olds Can Change Gender At School Without Parents’ Consent

Oct 04, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
27:04
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 14:45):
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Pronoun Police Come for God— But God Reveals Himself as Father, and He Likes His Name

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (MARK SILK)
Why Our Preferred Pronoun For God Should Be ‘They’

PART 2 (14:46 - 20:26):
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Is a Morality of Harm the Only Morality that Matters? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners

PART 3 (20:27 - 24:4):
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Is the Term ‘Common Grace’ Theologically Wrong? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners

PART 4 (24:5 - 27:4):
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How Do You Read So Much News Without Getting Discouraged? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners

Oct 01, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
25:02
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:9):
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A House Built in the Air: A Secular Age Subverts any Secure Morality

WASHINGTON POST (KATE COHEN)
If They’re Going to Keep Passing Religious Laws, We’re Going to Need Exemptions

PART 2 (12:10 - 19:39):
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The Modern Secular Conceit: The Claim that Law Can Escape Making “Religious” Judgments

PART 3 (19:40 - 25:2):
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There Is No Half-Way House When it Comes to Defining Marriage—A Hard Lesson From Switzerland

NEW YORK TIMES (NOELLE ILLIEN)
Swiss Voters Approve Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

Sep 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
24:29
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:14):
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ACLU Changes Ruth Bader Ginsberg Quote To Include Gender-Neutral Language — Less Than One Year After Her Death, Is RBG Already ‘On the Wrong Side of History?’

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHELLE GOLDBERG)
The A.C.L.U. Errs on R.B.G.

PART 2 (11:15 - 18:51):
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‘It Was Not A Mistake Without A Thought’: Even As ACLU Apologizes, The Left Rethinks Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Second Wave Feminism in Light of LGBTQ Issues

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL POWELL)
A.C.L.U. Apologizes for Tweet That Altered Quote by Justice Ginsburg

PART 3 (18:52 - 24:29):
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Getting Rid of ‘Balanced’ News Coverage: GLAAD Calls for Silencing Voices That Counter LGBTQ Movement

USA TODAY (SAMMY GIBBONS, PETRUCE JEAN-CHARLES, AND CLAIRE THORNTON)
'At the Whim of Misinformation': New Report Calls Out Southern Media Coverage of LGBTQ Issues

Sep 29, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
24:53
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:37):
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An Historic Federal Election in Germany: Why Should it Matter in America? What Is at Stake?

WASHINGTON POST
German Election 2021

PART 2 (10:38 - 18:8):
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The Ghosts of History and the Future of Germany: Great Power Politics and Looming Worldview Issues

PART 3 (18:9 - 24:53):
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Sorry, Liz, You Were Right the First Time — Rep. Liz Cheney Says She is “Sorry” for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

WASHINGTON POST (AMY B WANG)
Rep. Liz Cheney Says ‘I Was Wrong’ To Have Opposed Same-Sex Marriage Before

Sep 28, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
21:52
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:35):
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The Culture of Death’s Big Win in the House of Representatives — It’s Unconscionable

WASHINGTON POST (HENRY OLSEN)
The Democrats’ Abortion Bill is Radical. Good Thing It’s Dead on Arrival in the Senate.

PART 2 (10:36 - 16:15):
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Issues of Life Loom in Upcoming Gubernatorial Election in Virginia — And Could Be a Sign of Things to Come

NEW YORK TIMES (TRIP GABRIEL)
With Abortion Rights Under Threat, Democrats Hope to Go on Offense

PART 3 (16:16 - 21:52):
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Thinking Christianly: Genesis and Creation Are Essential to a Christian Worldview

Sep 27, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
24:04
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:55):
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Virtue Signaling Of the Pro-Abortion Message—Democrats in Congress and White House Move to Legislate Roe v. Wade

NEW YORK TIMES (CARL HULSE)
With Roe Under Threat, House Plans to Vote on Bill to Counter Abortion Curbs

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Statement of Administration Policy

PART 2 (8:56 - 13:35):
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War of Polls and the War of Politics: Popularity Poll Of Supreme Court Justices Highlights Unrelenting Support of Abortion By Any Means Necessary

USA TODAY (JOHN FRITZE)
Democratic Support For Supreme Court Plummets After Decision in Texas Abortion Case, Poll Finds

PART 3 (13:36 - 24:4):
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Why the Briefing? What Does “Augustinian” Mean? Doctors Compelled to Perform Abortions? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners

Sep 24, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
25:27
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:55):
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Liberals Hold On to Power in Canada— Lessons from the Canadian Election Reach far Beyond Canada

NEW YORK TIMES (IAN AUSTEN)
To Unseat Trudeau, Canada’s Top Conservative Leans Left

PART 2 (8:56 - 16:50):
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So, Is the Conservative Party in Canada Actually Conservative?

LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA
Key Actions Since 2015 to Build a More Equal Canada for Everyone

PART 3 (16:51 - 22:51):
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History of ‘Liberal’ and ‘Conservative’ in the Midst of Changing Political Spectrum — And What About The ‘Left’ and The ‘Right’ in Politics and Culture?

PART 4 (22:52 - 25:27):
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A Biblical Theology of Order — The Foundation for Human Flourishing In Society and Christian Preservation of God’s Design

Sep 23, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
24:45
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:17):
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Prominent Women Athletes Argue That Abortion is Essential for Autonomy of Women—And Future of Women in Sport

USA TODAY (TOD SCHAD)
More than 500 Female Athletes Calling on Supreme Court to Rebuff Mississippi Abortion Law

PART 2 (11:18 - 17:39):
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Modern Cults of the Athletic Body and Personal Autonomy Combine—But Who Is Missing From View (The Unborn Child)

USA TODAY (NANCY ARMOUR)
Here's the Crushing Impact Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have On Female Athletes

PART 3 (17:40 - 24:45):
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What is Depopulation? And Why Is It Happening in Industrialized Nations?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (IAN LOVETT)
The Struggle to Reverse a Shrinking Population Hits Some Nations Harder

Sep 22, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
23:16
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:20):
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The Brave New Genetic World Arrives—And Undermines Human Dignity—Polygenic Risk Score Now Used To Determine Inferior Genetic Traits In Embryos

BLOOMBERG (CAREY GOLDBERG)
Picking Embryos With Best Health Odds Sparks New DNA Debate

PART 2 (7:21 - 14:25):
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Nazi Germany’s Classification of “Life Unworthy of Life” Comes Back As Parents And Scientists Decide Which Human Embryo Is Worthy Of Implementation — And Which Is Not

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
Problems with Using Polygenic Scores to Select Embryos

PART 3 (14:26 - 19:50):
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The Common Thread Among Christian Universities That Score High On ‘Campus Pride Index’ for LGBTQ Inclusivity? They Have Forfeited Biblical Truth

NBC NEWS (DAN AVERY)
These 10 religious universities earn high marks for LGBTQ inclusivity

PART 4 (19:51 - 23:16):
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History Is Closer To Us Than We Think: World War II ‘Ghost Army’ Soldier Dies at 106

NEW YORK TIMES (RICHARD SANDOMIR)
Gilbert Seltzer, Soldier in the World War II ‘Ghost Army,’ Dies at 106

Sep 21, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
23:07
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 3:55):
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Snap Election in Canada: Canadians Face A Choice With Big Worldview Implications — And the World Watching

ABC NEWS (ROB GILLIES)
EXPLAINER: What Are the Issues in Canada's Close Election?

PART 2 (3:56 - 9:33):
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More Than Submarines at Stake Here—Shift in Shape of Global Politics As AUKUS Alliance Created to Curve the Global Expansion of China

PART 3 (9:34 - 15:37):
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AUKUS Alliance Made Up of Nations From “The English-Speaking Peoples” — It Matters

PART 4 (15:38 - 22:52):
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War Over Pronouns Is Coming For You — Virtue Signaling of a Quintessential Sort As Yale Law School Professor Calls for Use of ‘They’ For All People Unless Told Otherwise

WASHINGTON POST
Until I’m Told Otherwise, I Prefer to Call You ‘They’

Sep 20, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
26:02
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
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Will Conscience Be Crushed, Too? Mexico Has Moved to Legalize Abortions, but Doctors Don’t Want to Perform Them

NEW YORK TIMES (NATALIE KITROEFF AND OSCAR LOPEZ)
Abortion Is No Longer a Crime in Mexico. But Will Doctors Object?

PART 2 (8:26 - 10:26):
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Saying it’s So Doesn’t Make it So, Even if You are Mexico’s Chief Justice: People Don’t Get Pregnant — Women Do

NBC NEWS (LUIS HERNáNDEZ OJESTO, NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO AND GABRIELA MARTíNEZ, NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO)
Experts: Mexico’s 'Milestone' Abortion Decriminalization is regional game changer

PART 3 (10:27 - 15:31):
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Is There a Problem Here? AOC Wears ‘Tax The Rich’ Designer Gown to Met Gala (Which Costs $35K a Ticket)

USA TODAY (ANIKA REED)
Big Fashion Returns With NYFW and The 2021 Met Gala, But Does Anyone Care?

PART 4 (15:32 - 26:2):
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The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners About Issues Addressed on The Briefing

Sep 17, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
24:35
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 5:12):
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‘How Much Is A Little Girl Worth?’: Gymnasts Tell Riveting and Wrenching Testimony in Senate Hearing Against Larry Nassar Highlighting Failure by FBI

BBC NEWS
Simone Biles: 'I Blame System That Enabled Larry Nassar Abuse'

PART 2 (5:13 - 18:1):
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Great Moment of Disclosure: Texas Abortion Law Unveils Divide in Pro-Life Conservatives Between Those Who Are Willing To Legalize Anti-Abortion Laws to Protect the Sanctity of Life and Those Who Are Not

THE BULWARK (JONATHAN V. LAST)
Why I Opted Out of the Abortion Wars

THE BULWARK (MONA CHAREN)
Why This Pro-Life Conservative Is Voting for Biden

NEW YORK TIMES (GAIL COLLINS AND BRET STEPHENS)
History Can Close In on Us Awfully Fast

PART 3 (18:2 - 24:35):
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The Great Divide Now Evident: The Sanctity of Human Is Not Just an “Issue”

Sep 16, 2021