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    Religious makeup of the new U.S. Congress

    As the new U.S. Congress begins its work, Pew Research Center has created an interesting graphic to illustrate the religious makeup of the body. (see below). While about a quarter (26%) of U.S. adults are religiously unaffiliated – describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – just…
    Donna Martinez, January 12, 2021
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    Acting Like a Gentleman is Controversial?

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti offers a thoughtful commentary on the controversy over the Gillette ad and the behavior of men in our society. Context is important. The latest Gillette ad touches some political buttons at a time when everything is viewed as the next potential battle…
    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2019
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    Don’t Be Evil? In Ironic Twist, Google Steps All Over Its Own Motto

    Fascinating piece by our Jon Guze, director of legal studies, who analyzes a lawsuit filed by a former Google employee who was fired. Take, for example, the collection of posts from Google’s in-house message boards attached to the complaint as Exhibit B. Here are a few examples (out of…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2018
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    More Sexual Harassment Scandals Looming?

    From Hollywood to Washington D.C. to Alabama and beyond. Are more sexual harassment scandals looming? Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, answers host Tim Boyum’s question about the latest developments in political sexual harassment scandals. This exchange took place during the Nov. 20, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.”…
    Donna Martinez, November 21, 2017
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    Are You Popular? Find Out Why It’s a Powerful Attribute

    Mitch Prinstein, John Van Seters distinguished professor and director of clinical psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill, shares key themes from his book, Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World. Prinstein offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, October 26, 2017
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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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    Are Activist CEOs Hurting Their Shareholders?

    If your wallet has been hurt by the actions of an activist CEO, is there anything you can do about it? JLF’s Jon Pritchett talks with Carolina Journal Radio Host Donna Martinez about growing trend of CEOs who take action on social issues. WATCH here.
    Donna Martinez, September 5, 2017