Tag:culture

  • Is ‘Ted Lasso’ a modern-day legislator?

    Five episodes into “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV, and I have concluded that it is the wittiest, best written, and most entertaining show I have watched in a long time. The characters are cleverly curated and superbly acted. Jason Sudeikis is fabulous. If left at that, perhaps…

  • On Prof. Mike Adams’ suicide, one year later

    So a year ago, I learned that my friend killed himself. My friend was a tenured professor in the UNC system, the Wilmington campus. He was an award-winning teacher notorious for speaking truth to power — and for being unapologetically provocative in so doing. It’s why the university tried to…

  • Olympics should be about athletes, not the activists

    The saddest thing about the whole Gwen Berry incident is that media coverage, by and large, cares more about this individual’s activism than the extraordinary events that transpired that day for the athletes. DeAnna Price, the Olympian hammer thrower and 2019 U.S. hammer throw world champion, took first place during…

  • The parasite of a socialist culture

    While many will discuss the economic prevalence of socialist ideas among the youth of our society, the socialist grip on our culture is perhaps neglected. Socialism manifests in various ways in our everyday lives, even when we’re not talking about the economy. The upcoming generation of mothers, fathers, coworkers, neighbors,…

  • Missing the mark on race and poverty

    While there are several things that can be said about UNC professor Gene Nichol’s article on critical race theory, there is one, in particular, I find intellectually dishonest: the descriptive claim that “in North Carolina twice as many blacks as whites live in poverty.” The issue with…

  • Mark Robinson understands that politics solves very little

    Mark Robinson was rewarded by conservative voters for having the courage to take a deep dive into the culture wars. Most years, Republicans barely got their toes wet. Many Republicans believed the path to electoral success was to focus solely on economic issues while largely ignoring the left’s long…

  • I pledge allegiance to the flag

    In order to be loved, a country must be lovely. It need not be flawless. In fact, no society—excepting the eternal City—is flawless. But to garner affection, it must be loveable. The World War II generation recognized our nation’s loveliness and gave everything they had to defend it. In fact,…

  • Moving beyond the mask and our culture of fear

    “Operation Warp Speed” sounds like one of those made-up superpowers from a cartoon, but the speed of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a reminder America is still on top. From an entrepreneurial and medical technology standpoint, the United States remains the gold standard. Yet, in many other ways for the…

  • What is really happening in America and why

    In today’s politically charged and divisive atmosphere, many Americans are confused about what is happening to our institutions and why this is happening. To fully understand this, one should not rely on the normal opinion makers since they are woefully ignorant of the causes or they have an interest in…