Culture and Society (page 5)

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    Martin Center column highlights art’s importance

    Michael Pearce writes for the Martin Center about why art matters. What do conservatives want to conserve? Clearly, conservatives everywhere desire the preservation and maintenance of the good things belonging to their various cultures that have been passed down from previous generations to their present time. That desire also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020
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    Doesn’t fit the narrative!

    A scholarly paper released last week finds “No evidence of any systematic bias against manuscripts by women in the peer review process of 145 scholarly journals.” From the Abstract: This article examines gender bias in peer review with complete data on 145 journals in various fields of…
    Jon Guze, March 4, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on its seven new N.C. Press Association awards. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal reflects on lessons learned during her first month in the Land of the Long Leaf Pine.
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2020
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    “It’s time to bring back the big tables.”

    That’s the final line of a recent essay by David Brooks about the breakdown of American families. The line refers back to the nostalgic scenario that Brooks describes at the beginning of the essay: The scene is one many of us have somewhere in our family history: Dozens…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
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    Money and action in civil society

    A recent essay provided as examples of reclaiming civil society: “an independent voter organizing project…[that] ultimately elected a progressive woman as a county commissioner in a conservative rural county.” So much for civil society as neighbors helping neighbors and the lesson of the Good Samaritan who used his own money…
    Joseph Coletti, January 30, 2020
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    Some (Slightly) Good News About Families

    At the Institute for Family Studies website, Lyman Stone reports: Nearly 4 in 10 children in America are not residing with their own two, married parents (biological or adoptive). This is according to the recently released 2018 American Community Survey, the largest annual social survey carried out in…
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020
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    Revaluing home ownership

    Has government policy, in promoting home ownership, actually made it more difficult to own a home? It’s almost a ridiculous question: who ever heard of a government policy having unintended effects that are opposite of intended outcome? It’s like suggesting that there was gambling at Rick’s Cafe.
    Joseph Coletti, January 16, 2020