Culture and Society

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    The woke mob and the ‘wrong side of history’

    Steven Watts writes for the Federalist about challenging the political left’s approach to America’s past. “In times of change and danger,” wrote the novelist John Dos Passos, “a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present.” For the battalions of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Playing politics instead of baseball hurts the people

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how Major League Baseball’s commissioner is ruining the game. Contact Amy at [email protected]nlocke.org. Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online that the General Assembly is considering adding right-to-work protections to the N.C. Constitution. One CJ Opinion piece explains how the N.C. Senate’s proposed income tax cut would benefit everyone, especially those at the lower end of the income scale. Ray Nothstine’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    Who are today’s Ronald Reagan and Johnny Carson?

    Over the weekend I sat down with a book I pick up occasionally and read a few pages chosen at random. I was too young to fully appreciate Johnny Carson’s humor and interviewing skills during his prime. It’s only through watching “The Tonight Show” on You Tube that I’ve become…
    Donna Martinez, April 6, 2021
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    California’s ‘ethnic studies’ plan should generate widespread concern

    Anna Mussmann writes for the Federalist about a left-coast proposal that should concern anyone interested in public education. Political activists are working to control the historical consciousness of students in California. State legislators are pushing to make courses in ethnic studies as universal an experience as P.E. and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2021
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    Revisiting Forrest McDonald’s Jefferson Lecture in praise of the Constitution

    In the office, Bob Luebke and I got into a recent discussion on the late historian Forrest McDonald (1927-2016). McDonald was a professor who spent much of his time at the University of Alabama and wrote extensively on early America and its founding. Luebke mentioned the…
    Ray Nothstine, April 5, 2021
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    Snapshot of the day: 7% of Americans don’t use the internet

    Pew researchers conclude that over 20 years, the percentage of U.S. adults who don’t use the internet has plummeted from 48% to just 7%.  …
    Donna Martinez, April 2, 2021
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    The pandemic’s impact on ‘urban heartland chic’

    Ryan Streeter and Kawit Promrat write for Real Clear Policy about one interesting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. An unforeseen outcome of the pandemic is what we might call “urban heartland chic.” As the media focused intently last year on people leaving expensive and increasingly unworkable large coastal…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2021