Culture and Society (page 9)

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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
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    Needed: personal community and role models

    David French, who joined Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes to create the recently launched Dispatch is ” convinced that the more we politicize the crisis [in community] rather than personalize it and spiritualize it, the more we’ll miss the mark.” “A functioning community doesn’t just provide love and resources,” French…
    Joseph Coletti, January 14, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Wage Growth

    Deroy Murdock of National Review points us to wage growth data, which goes against a prevailing media/progressive narrative about today’s economy. He writes: Never mind the liberal lies. Hard data reveal this reality. The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly Wage Growth Tracker shows that…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2020
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    Exploring millennials’ faithlessness

    Joy Pullmann writes for the Federalist about recent research into young American adults’ declining religious faith. While conventional wisdom about young Americans’ increased faithlessness says many will come back to church when they marry and have kids, it’s likely many millennials will remain secular instead, suggests a recent…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online feature

    John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why it’s in our nature to give.
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio highlights some of the most interesting topics of 2019. Terry Stoops dissects efforts to fix North Carolina’s broken school funding system. Jon Guze highlights North Carolina’s strong state protections against civil asset forfeiture abuse, along with proposals to ensure that local…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2019
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    Snapshot of the Day: Support For Removing Trump Drops 5 Points

    A new poll conducted for CNN by SSRS of U.S. adults show a big drop in support for impeachment of President  Donald Trump. In mid-November, support for impeachment/removal of Trump stood at 50%. The new poll shows support at 45% — a 5 point drop. Full polling can be…
    Donna Martinez, December 17, 2019