Culture and Society

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    Good News About Families

    In “Growing Up With Mom and Dad: New Data Confirm The Tide Is Turning,” the Institute for Family Studies reports that the percent of children living with two parents has increased in recent years, especially among African Americans. The author, Nicholas Zill says: It is too early…
    Jon Guze, June 18, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Crystal Coast’s post-COVID Big Rock fishing tournament. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion examines false claims about race and poverty.
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2021
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    Colbert Traded Comedy for Blind Partisanship

    Peter Spiliakos writes at National Review Online about a key difference between two left-of-center comedy stars. The recent interplay between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert regarding the possibility of a COVID lab leak was a fascinating example of where their recent career choices have taken them. … Stewart…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2021
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    Asheville, Meet San Francisco

    More than 80 police officers have left the Asheville police force since January 2020, so a few days ago, the city announced that Asheville residents are on their own when it comes to the crimes and situations described below: Here’s the problem. The city is opening the door…
    Donna Martinez, June 16, 2021
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    Wokeness and the Impact on Philanthropy

    Naomi Schaefer Riley and James Piereson write for National Review about one unusual side effect from the growing power of the woke. For people who are worried about whether a new woke ideology has taken over philanthropy, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2021
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    Danger for America from ‘Collective Insanity’

    Frank Liberato writes at the American Thinker about negative long-term impacts from today’s political and cultural fights. Many of us older than half a century no longer recognize the country we grew up in. We have a hard time reconciling that past America with what we see happening…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2021
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    Handshake Survives Fauci’s Best Efforts to Kill It

    Ellie Reynolds writes at the Federalist about one part of our culture that has survived government’s overblown response to COVID-19. As government officials proposing “indefinite” mask mandates want to keep forcing us to wear masks forever, I’ve long feared another casualty of COVID-19 rules would be permanent: the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the 36-14 state Senate vote to approve a tax reform package. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion highlights Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s recognition that politics can’t solve spiritual and cultural problems.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021