Culture and Society (page 4)

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    Poll: Most Want Smaller Government, Lower Taxes

    Rasmussen polled 1,000 likely voters. Here’s what pollsters found: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes over a more active one with more services and higher taxes. Thirty-two percent (32%)…
    Donna Martinez, May 29, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The lineup is set for September’s special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Rick Henderson analyzes Dan Bishop’s win in the Republican primary. He also looks ahead to Bishop’s contest with Dan McCready for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders discusses interest within…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    Shocker! #MeToo movement makes male bosses afraid to meet with female employees

    Emily Jashinsky writes for the Federalist about one negative consequence of the #MeToo movement. In October, two years will have passed since Harvey Weinstein’s downfall broke the Me Too dam, inviting a surge of revelations about powerful men—some overdue, others undue—into the media spotlight. By the time one…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    Americans aren’t having as many babies

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports the latest disturbing news linked to American fertility. The average American woman can expect to have fewer kids today than at any point in at least the last half century, new data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    The Voting Gender Gap

    Despite a media narrative that women are disadvantaged by a patriarchal society, women outperform men in a key exercise of freedom: voting. From Pew Research on voting trends: Both men and women turned out at record rates in the 2018 midterm election – mirroring historic turnout increases among…
    Donna Martinez, May 14, 2019
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    Put down your phone … after you read this, of course

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new survey results about a technological concern. A third of Americans have worried that they spend too much time on their phones, a new poll from the Deseret News finds, which is more than three times as many as…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    Living as if God exists

    Andrew Klavan provides a stirring apology of Christianity at City Journal. He critiques those who think materialism is all we need and those who act “as if there were a God” but cannot bring themselves to belief. Klavan echoes G.K. Chesterton that “Christianity has not been tried and found…
    Joseph Coletti, April 29, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the new chancellor named for Western Carolina University. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal argues that it’s time for a reboot of online privacy involving kids.
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019