Culture and Society (page 2)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact for performance venues of Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest reopening plan. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why it’s up to everyday North Carolinians — not Cooper — to bring people together.
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2020
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    Elevating pro athletes has hurt America today

    Sports columnist Jason Whitlock devotes the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis to a key failure of American sports. Nearly 30 years ago, in a 1993 Nike commercial, professional basketball legend Charles Barkley fired the first shot at the “role model” concept popularized by Columbia University sociologist Robert…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2020
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    Family support important during COVID-19 pandemic

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights mixed news about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on American families. Americans are turning to their husbands and wives for support amid a nationwide pandemic that reveals the importance of strong families, results from a new survey suggest. Results from…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2020
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    Besty DeVos’ Department of Education is investigating systemic racism at Princeton

    In an announcement sent on Wednesday to Princeton’s President, Christopher L. Eisgruber, DOE explained that the investigation had been triggered by an open letter that he sent to the university community on 9/2. From the DOE announcement: Since you became President in 2013, and in exchange…
    Jon Guze, September 18, 2020
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    99.83% of your fellow North Carolinians are virus-free

    North Carolina's total cases break down into recoveries (90% of cases), deaths (1.6% of cases), and active cases (8.3% of cases). But those make up a teeny little sliver of NC's total population.
    Jon Sanders, September 17, 2020
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    Popularizing science presents ‘grave’ problems

    What is gravity, and how does it work? Those basic questions form the basis of an article, “The Gravity of the Situation,” in the latest issue of The American Scholar (not yet posted online). Author Jethro Lieberman explains that the answers to the gravity questions might be too complex for…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of this year’s N.C. State Fair cancellation. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights a former slave who blazed a trail for writers.
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2020
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    Fans might walk away from pro sports

    Ben Domenech writes for the Federalist about the potential long-term impact of pro athletes’ latest political antics. Pro sports is profoundly enjoyable as entertainment, and as human drama there are few things that can match it. But on a certain level, this Seinfeld comment may be his most…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2020