Culture (page 3)

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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
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    Hollywood Drops Its Values to Appease China

    Editors at National Review Online lament the latest offense from the motion-picture industry. It involves the communist Chinese government. Action-movie star John Cena’s fulsome and abject apology for having offended China by referring in passing to Taiwan as a “country” while promoting his new movie F9 may have…
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2021
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    Dylan Rejected the ‘Voice of a Generation’ Tag

    As Bob Dylan celebrates his 80th birthday this week, Kyle Smith of National Review Online notes an interesting piece of the singer-songwriter’s legacy. As the children of the Sixties tried to crown Bob Dylan their poet laureate, he refused. “I think of myself more as a song and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Hood’s new CJ Opinion explains how North Carolina could improve its regulatory climate. Bruce Ashford’s column documents an American “patriotism problem.”…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2021
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    Is Woke Major League Baseball Proud Of Itself Now?

    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 Atlanta because the Lefties who run the league don’t like Georgia’s election reforms. Who gets hurt thanks to MLB’s political rant?…
    Donna Martinez, May 7, 2021
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    Leftists Are Just Fine With PC Culture

    The Left and the Right perceive two different Americas. A recent Fox News poll confirmed it, as I noted recently. As a reminder of the political divide as evidenced by top priorities revealed in the poll: Democrats: climate change, racism, and health care. Republicans: illegal…
    Donna Martinez, May 6, 2021
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    IN BOX: Speaker Moore Proposes Legislation Cracking Down on Riots and Civil Disorder

    I received this news release from House Speaker Tim Moore’s office on Monday, about a bill likely to be taken up in the next few days. Raleigh, N.C. – Today, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) along with Reps. McNeill (R-Moore, Randolph), Miller (R-Brunswick) and Sauls (R-Lee) introduced legislation significantly increasing penalties…
    Donna Martinez, May 4, 2021
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    Sen. Tim Scott calls out “a different kind of intolerance”

    There are days when it’s hard to swallow the progressive intolerance that has thrust us into the nightmare of cancel culture. There are days when I wonder what it will take for progressives to reclaim their intellectual footing and once again defend free speech and free thought. There are days…
    Donna Martinez, April 29, 2021