Tag: Culture and Society
The Art of the New Racism

“Certain San Francisco artists may receive $1,000 a month under a new city program, the latest in a series of universal basic income initiatives cropping up in cities across California,” writes Faith Pinho of msn.com. Anybody eager for the extra $1000 might wonder who the “certain artists” might be.  They must be “San Francisco...
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Vaccine Passports: Why? How?

There’s only one reason to require COVID vaccine passports: to coerce people into getting the vaccine. While vaccination is not required, a passport requirement would say, “Whether you get the vaccine is up to you, but if you want to travel or shop or do anything outside your home, a passport is required.” For...
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Is State Democratic Party Chair Candidate Eastin a “Champion for Education”?

After a failed bid for governor in 2018, Delaine Eastin is running for chair of the California Democratic Party. Eastin’s campaign website bills her as a “Champion for Education,” but state Democrats, millennials in particular, may be unaware of Eastin’s record in that field.  “Delaine is the former State Superintendent for Public Instruction,” the...
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AstraZeneca Vaccine Controversy Provides Another Example of Overly Cautious Government Reactions

After a sluggish and error-prone beginning to a country-wide effort to vaccinate Americans against Covid-19, it seems things are quickly improving.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of March 18th, nearly 113 million Americans have received at least Covid-19 vaccination (two of the three available vaccines require two separate injections). The agency...
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Nomadland’s Humanity Drives Cinematic Brilliance

I was about a third of the way through Choe Zhao’s (The Rider, Songs My Brothers Taught Me) meditative movie Nomadland when I began to fully realize its brilliance. This is a “small” film (budget: $5 million) but carries the heart, production values, and the quality of a drama with a much bigger production...
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MSM Schemes with Tragic Atlanta Shootings

If anyone doubted that our mainstream media (“MSM”) is untrustworthy and is promoting a Leftist agenda, the coverage of the recent Atlanta shootings should settle the matter. One week ago, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long committed a terrible crime. He killed eight people at Asian Spas / Massage Parlors in the Atlanta area. Six of...
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Social Media Platform Bias: It’s Their Right, But...

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have de-platformed some (most notably, Donald Trump) and have been censoring the posts of others. Google has adjusted their “search algorithms” so that left-leaning results dominate sources from the political right. I’ve seen a lot of people who lean toward limited government support government intervention to...
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The FDA Should Grant Emergency Use Authorization for Alzheimer’s Drug

In March 2019, an experimental drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease named aducanumab failed a futility test during the process for approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Facing seemingly little hope for success, aducanumab’s producers Biogen and Eisai strongly considered abandoning the project. However, when the drugmakers conducted further analysis on a larger...
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A Well-Crafted Action Movie, Run Hide Fight Contributes to Larger Discussion of School Violence

I had mixed feelings when I queued up the action movie Run Hide Fight on the Daily Wire. I knew this narrative film about a high school mass shooting, if done well, was likely to hit a raw nerve. After all, I am a martial-arts trained self-defense coach, a faculty member at a public university...
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Concentration Camps for Uighurs Reflect China’s “Different Norms,” Says Biden 

In a CNN town hall on February 17, President Joe Biden said, “I am not going to speak out against what he’s [China’s president Xi Jinping] doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uighurs in western mountains of China and Taiwan.” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken agrees that the Communist government is perpetrating “genocide” against the...
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