Culture and Society

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    The Story of Texas Pete Hot Sauce

    In 1929, at the onset of the Great Depression, Sam and Ila Jane Garner were struggling to make ends meet for their family of nine. Their oldest child, Paul, was in school at Duke University. But Thad, their next oldest, had chosen to do something much different with his college…
    Anna Manning, November 15, 2017
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    Hidden and Independent

    “Building freedom actually doesn’t begin in the media or Hollywood or academia,” writes Stella Morabito in a recent essay on The Federalist. “It begins in the ‘hidden sphere,’ as explained in Soviet-era freedom fighter Vaclav Havel’s essay, ‘The Power of the Powerless.’ This means that the nucleus of…
    Joseph Coletti, November 14, 2017
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    Pennsylvania to approve medical marijuana. Will it ever happen in N.C.?

    Is it time for North Carolina to get into the “weeds?” Nationally, wrote the CJ’s Kari Travis, The Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, would simplify rules for scientists who want to learn more about the plant’s pros and cons. North Carolina…
    John Trump, November 2, 2017
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    Wow. From Our Friends at Cato.

    Take a look at the Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, a new national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults. The results are troubling to say the least.
    Donna Martinez, October 31, 2017
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    Blind spots

    Ken Stern, the former CEO of National Public Radio, spent a year getting to know the rest of America. He explains what he learned in the New York Post and a new book. An NPR reporter responded that NPR isn’t really a liberal bubble. As if on…
    Joseph Coletti, October 26, 2017
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    Are You Popular? Find Out Why It’s a Powerful Attribute

    Mitch Prinstein, John Van Seters distinguished professor and director of clinical psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill, shares key themes from his book, Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World. Prinstein offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, October 26, 2017
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    Writing For National Review: JLF Senior Fellow Garland Tucker’s Thought-Provoking Piece On Europe

    What is happening in Europe, and where is it headed? JLF Senior Fellow Garland Tucker writes a thoughtful and thought-provoking piece for national review.com. It begins: During my recent vacation to Scotland, the National Centre for Social Research released a major new survey, which documented the continuing decline of…
    Donna Martinez, October 21, 2017
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    WORLD Magazine’s Marvin Olasky To Speak In Raleigh

    In case you’d like to attend, Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine, will appear in Raleigh on Monday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Apostles in Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public. His speech is entitled, “on Speaking Christianly Into a Skeptical and…
    Donna Martinez, October 18, 2017