Culture

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    Time For Conservatives To Stake a Claim For Safe Spaces

    Think safe spaces are solely the purview of the Left? Watch Duke economist Mike Munger explain his view of safe spaces on university campuses – safe spaces for everyone.    …
    Donna Martinez, July 20, 2021
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    1984 Is a Bestseller In 2021

     I saw this book prominently displayed in a bookstore a few days ago, and I was tempted to buy it. Again. I had a copy back in my college days, but it’s disappeared from my bookshelf. Today’s assault on speech and thought reminds me of the chilling society…
    Donna Martinez, July 13, 2021
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    WATCH THE AD: “Woke” Major League Baseball Targeted

    Back in May, I asked this question: Is Major League Baseball proud of itself now? Back then I wrote this: Honestly, sometimes you have to wonder why some people don’t bother to think about the impact of their decisions. Woke Major League Baseball moved the All-Star game out of…
    Donna Martinez, July 8, 2021
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    Save Comedy to Save America?

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist highlights the importance of jokes. Conan O’Brien did his final late night show last week, after 28 years on air. He’s stepping away at the right time. Whether you liked his comedic style or not, he really was trying to make people laugh.
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2021
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    Even a Liberal Novelist Thinks The Speech Police Have Gone Too Far

    Social media posts are forever, despite the fact that acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates is now backpedaling on her concern over the Left’s speech police. She’s backing up in the wake of a New York Post story about her reaction to a Brandeis University list of bad words. Still, her…
    Donna Martinez, June 29, 2021
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    The Power of Parents: 2 Things I Learned People-Watching At The Airport

    When you analyze public policy and news for a living, it’s easy to think the best way to track human behavior and cultural trends is to dive into what others write and say. There’s no doubt that’s instructive, particularly when you work, as I do, with the smart team…
    Donna Martinez, June 28, 2021
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    D’oh!

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    Donna Martinez, June 22, 2021
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    Asheville, Meet San Francisco

    More than 80 police officers have left the Asheville police force since January 2020, so a few days ago, the city announced that Asheville residents are on their own when it comes to the crimes and situations described below: Here’s the problem. The city is opening the door…
    Donna Martinez, June 16, 2021