Culture and Society (page 11)

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    “Libel Law and the Covington Boys”

    As most readers are probably aware, an attorney has threatened legal action against some of the journalists and online commenters who vilified a group of Covington High School students after a misleadingly edited video was planted on Twitter by an unidentified troll. In a recent blogpost, Eugene Volokh…
    Jon Guze, January 25, 2019
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    Acting Like a Gentleman is Controversial?

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti offers a thoughtful commentary on the controversy over the Gillette ad and the behavior of men in our society. Context is important. The latest Gillette ad touches some political buttons at a time when everything is viewed as the next potential battle…
    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2019
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    Charitable giving unaffected by tax reform

    Despite dire predictions of steep drops in charitable giving because of federal tax reform, the left-of-center Inside Philanthropy found giving flat or higher in an informal survey of United Ways and other nonprofits. Fewer people may take a tax deduction for their contributions to churches and charitable causes, but…
    Joseph Coletti, January 17, 2019
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    Expensive kids and American birth rates

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explores the notion that American birth rates might be declining because of expenses linked to raising kids. New data, released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, attracted attention by showing the wide variation in fertility among…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    A reminder of Reagan’s last presidential warning

    John Fund of National Review Online turns the clock back 30 years to revisit Ronald Reagan’s final words as president. Ronald Reagan was characteristically upbeat and optimistic when he addressed the American people for the final time as president 30 years ago this past Friday. His farewell address…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019
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    In defense of ‘grown men’

    David French of National Review Online tackles a recent recommendation from a national psychologists’ group. It’s quite safe to say that millions of young boys desire to become a grown man — a person who is physically and mentally tough, a person who can rise to a physical…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2019
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    Worried About Dirty National Parks During Funding Standoff? Then Clean Up After Yourself

    Sometimes we forget that if we look in the mirror, we will find common-sense solutions to problems — solutions that don’t rely on government. Case in point: As the funding debate continues in Washington D.C., folks are rightly concerned about public health hazards stemming from bathrooms in national parks…
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2019