Culture and Society

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    What did FDR do that led to celebrating ‘Republican Thanksgiving’ in NC?

    In 1939, to satisfy retail merchants worried about a shorter Christmas shopping season, FDR proclaimed that Thanksgiving that year would fall on November 23rd, not the expected November 30th.
    Jon Sanders, November 24, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about a slip for the United States in the latest economic freedom rankings. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why the federal infrastructure bill did us no favors. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion considers Thanksgiving in trying times.
    Mitch Kokai, November 24, 2021
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    Progressives Want Just One Form of Attitude, Language, Thought

    Jacob Howland offers City Journal readers a comparison between today’s progressives and the builders of a famous biblical structure. Fear and pride raised the old Tower of Babel, built by anonymous wanderers who sought to “make us a name, lest we be scattered over all the earth.” Their…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2021
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    Push Toward Passivity Threatens Society

    Yuval Levin writes for the American Enterprise Institute about a significant threat to our future. Last month, two of my colleagues at the American Enterprise Institute (Brad Wilcox and Lyman Stone), along with co-authors from the Wheatley Foundation and the Institute for Family Studies, published an important new…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King and Dallas Woodhouse report for Carolina Journal Online about a high school sports reform bill heading to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion focuses on the Kyle Rittenhouse case and the tradition of self-defense.
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2021
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    Placing ‘Woke Racism’ Under the Spotlight

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reviews the latest insightful analysis from John McWhorter. Woke Racism, the new book from social critic and Columbia linguist John McWhorter, has a simple thesis: Contemporary elite progressivism (aka “wokeness”) is a religion. “I do not mean that these people’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2021
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    Parental Licensing: Is It Just a Fringe Concern?

    Stella Morabito writes at the Federalist about an idea most of us would consider absurd. But perhaps it’s less absurd now than it was a couple of decades ago. Parents are now more aware than ever that their right to raise their own children is in danger. Recent…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2021
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    When Cancellation Turns Out to Be a Good Thing

    Elise Crapuchettes writes for the Federalist about the impact of the woke mob on her family. “You may be a CEO who is a Christian, but not a Christian CEO.” These are the words that I believe eventually led to my husband’s departure from his company. He had…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2021