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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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    What’s Happened To Comedy Is No Laughing Matter

    UPDATE: This post now includes audio of Christopher Bedford’s commentary upon which his column is based. You’ll find it below. ———– Count me among those who are tired of woke politics, woke business, woke sports, and woke Hollywood. These days it’s nearly impossible to find comedy that’s simply funny by…
    Donna Martinez, July 6, 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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    Struggling to Understand the New Woke Religion?

    James M. Patterson, associate professor of politics at Ave Maria University, has offered up the best explainer on “wokeness” as a new religion. Patterson’s piece appears in the Summer 2021 issue of National Affairs. It’s a must-read and particularly so if you…
    Ray Nothstine, June 22, 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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    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