Culture (page 2)

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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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    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
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    Danger for America from ‘Collective Insanity’

    Frank Liberato writes at the American Thinker about negative long-term impacts from today’s political and cultural fights. Many of us older than half a century no longer recognize the country we grew up in. We have a hard time reconciling that past America with what we see happening…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2021
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    Handshake Survives Fauci’s Best Efforts to Kill It

    Ellie Reynolds writes at the Federalist about one part of our culture that has survived government’s overblown response to COVID-19. As government officials proposing “indefinite” mask mandates want to keep forcing us to wear masks forever, I’ve long feared another casualty of COVID-19 rules would be permanent: the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    Whiteness “a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which “white” people have a particular susceptibility”

    Apparently, this is a real study published in a peer-reviewed academic journal by a medical physician in private practice.
    Terry Stoops, June 9, 2021
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    WATCH: This Is What Nikole Hannah-Jones Claims Is The Basis of Our Founding

    On Monday our Shaftesbury Society forum looked at the controversy over the hiring of New York  Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones by UNC-Chapel Hill’s journalism school and the claims Hannah-Jones makes about the founding of our country in the 1619 Project.  Our guests included Peter Wood, President of the…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2021
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    The Woke Industry Explored, Explained

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explores money-making opportunities for the woke. In early 2019, Ta-Nehisi Coates delivered the inaugural “Distinguished Diversity Lecture” at the Ohio State University. Coates’s hourlong engagement, which included a reading, a moderated conversation, and an audience Q&A, cost OSU $41,500. The…
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2021