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    Writing For National Review: JLF Senior Fellow Garland Tucker’s Thought-Provoking Piece On Europe

    What is happening in Europe, and where is it headed? JLF Senior Fellow Garland Tucker writes a thoughtful and thought-provoking piece for national review.com. It begins: During my recent vacation to Scotland, the National Centre for Social Research released a major new survey, which documented the continuing decline of…
    Donna Martinez, October 21, 2017
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    One-third will never wed

    It seems technology not only made out-of-wedlock births normal, it has made marriage less normal, according to Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin: As recently as 2000, married 25- to 34-year-olds outnumbered their never-married peers by a margin of 55% to 34%,…
    Joseph Coletti, September 29, 2017
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    Culture War: Rick Henderson Looks at President Trump’s Battle With the NFL

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses President Trump’s dispute with the National Football League involving players who refuse to stand in honor of the national anthem. Henderson offered these comments during the Sept. 25, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, September 26, 2017
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    A better way than this ‘Politicization of Everything’

    The real "Resistance" Movement this country needs is one that resists the dedicated effort by a few to cram our political differences into everything, especially nice things that healthy societies keep free and clear from tawdry politics.
    Jon Sanders, September 25, 2017
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    Generational change

    You should know Stancho. I met Stancho this morning. He lived the first two decades of his life in communist Bulgaria, then another ten or fifteen years there as the country tried to become a liberal democracy with a market economy. He came to North Carolina about a dozen years ago. Stancho…
    Joseph Coletti, August 18, 2017
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    John Hood Assesses The Horrendous Events in Charlottesville

    John Hood, writing today at carolinajournal.com about Charlottesville and the larger issue of politics today: You see, politics is at its root a search for ways to accommodate strongly divergent points of view. If you don’t like a certain business, charity, church, or private group, you can just disassociate…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2017
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    The downside of smartphones

    Max Bloom explains at National Review Online why he believes an omnipresent piece of technology is “destroying” his generation. I have come of age in a world dominated by smartphones, and in a generation whose (rapidly changing) social norms and relationships have been structured around ubiquitous phone usage.
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2017
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    How out-of-wedlock birth became typical

    Super-intern Jordan Roberts and I have spent the last month understanding TANF in North Carolina. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program was the creation of welfare reform 20 years ago. It replaced the much-maligned Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with a federal block grant to complement state…
    Joseph Coletti, August 8, 2017