Culture (page 6)

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    Do you see your neighbors as red or blue?

    A lot of attention is being paid to an LA Times column about a Leftie’s gnashing of teeth over her discovery that her Trump-supporting neighbors are nice people. Virginia Heffernan writes: Oh, heck no. The Trumpites next door to our pandemic getaway, who seem as devoted to the ex-president…
    Donna Martinez, February 9, 2021
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    December Covid Misery Index

    This is our third iteration of the Covid Misery Index, with previous looks in October and November. The path of jobs recovery and lives lost continues to defy simple narratives of red states vs blue states, lockdowns vs opening, or even speculation based on tourism. Massachusetts, New Jersey,…
    Joseph Coletti, February 8, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Thomas Sowell deserves official recognition from his birth state

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains why North Carolina should honor Gastonia native Thomas Sowell. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2021
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    A battle over ideas and priorities

    The researchers at Pew have charted the political divide in our country, showing the stark difference in views between Democrats and Republicans on major public policy issues. The chart below reflects the views of U.S. adults in early-to-mid January. Note there is only one item — just one —…
    Donna Martinez, February 4, 2021
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    Rob Lowe cited in positive light at National Review: Man bites dog?

    Those of us who remember actor Rob Lowe’s exploits in the 1980s are likely to be at least a bit surprised by positive coverage of Lowe at National Review Online. Kyle Smith explains why Lowe’s new memoir offers worthwhile lessons. [B]y Lowe’s mid 20s, the bacchanalia was getting…
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2021
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    How much does Joe Biden’s Rolex cost?

    Some eagle-eyed reporters have taken notice of our new president’s gorgeous and pricey Rolex, which he wore to his inauguration. Hodinke.com reports Mr. Biden wore a “Rolex Datejust, in steel, with a blue dial, on a jubilee bracelet.” Head on over to rolex.com and you find the watch…
    Donna Martinez, January 25, 2021
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    11 white tents filled with caring hearts and healing hands

    Every now and then I come across a story that reaches into my heart and tugs and tugs and tugs. This one of those stories. During this pandemic we’ve seen government, private enterprise, and average Janes and Joes band together to do what needs to be done. I’ll leave for…
    Donna Martinez, January 25, 2021
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    Living with mom & dad: the go-to choice for 20-somethings

    Even discounting the impact of the Great Recession and the devastating COVID-19 business shutdowns like those imposed by Gov. Roy Cooper, it is startling to see the trend among 20-somethings, detailed in the chart below by Pew Research. In 1960, 29% lived with their parents, but the trend is…
    Donna Martinez, January 6, 2021