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Identity Politics Completely Ruined ‘The Eternals,’ And Superhero Films In General

This past weekend, Marvel’s new big-budget superhero movie “The Eternals” proved to be a super disappointment, earning $71 million domestically and $90 million internationally—the lowest opening for a Marvel movie this year, a bad sign of things to come. “The Eternals” seemed to have all the right elements: great special effects, a formerly quarantined fanbase eager to consume Marvel blockbusters…

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Your Race Might Determine Whether You Get Lifesaving Medical Care

Should hospitals give special treatment to patients based on race? The people controlling your health care might think so. The concept of “health equity” is rising in hospitals, universities, and government health agencies. Health equity’s premise is straightforward: with certain diseases, different races have different health outcomes. Health equity, inspired by critical race theory, dictates that any racial disparity in health…

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As Christian Cold War Heats Up, The Faithful Are Equipping For Battle

Along with the rest of the country, American Christianity is in the middle of a cold war. As this war heats up, it will mean church splits, takeovers, fights over denominational resources, and other power struggles as the Donald Trump era has increasingly brought clarity and pushed people to choose sides on existential questions. The Southern Baptist Convention, the United…

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Meet The Marxist Revolutionaries Behind California’s Emerging Ethnic Studies For Public Schools

California’s Democrat-controlled state legislature may pass Assembly Bill 101 into law this week. If signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, it will mandate “ethnic studies” as a high school graduation requirement for all California public schools. “Ethnic studies” is a series of courses that focus on history, but through perspectives advocates see as “marginalized,” including black, Asian American, and Latin American/Chicano…

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How The Left’s Calcified Identity Politics Ruined The New ‘Gossip Girl’

A review of the new “Gossip Girl” in Vanity Fair wants to know “Why Doesn’t the New Gossip Girl Feel Fun?” But what’s amazing about this negative review of HBO’s reboot of the iconic teen drama is that it doesn’t see itself. The writer notes, “The rebooted Gossip Girl refreshingly centers Black voices — but the show stops short of…

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Critical Race Theory Aims To Murder The Souls Of White Children

A friend of mine told me a true apocryphal story. He is an old-fashioned “liberal” and a strong advocate of public education. The Covid-19 lockdowns left him additional time to inconspicuously sit in on his sixth-grade son’s online classes. One afternoon, he observed an assignment in an English class in which all the white students were required to place their arms…

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Why Regaining Reality Requires Recovering True Language

“For the power of Man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please.”—C.S. Lewis, “The Abolition of Man” Taste is often regarded as an autonomous matter. In art, it is a balance between our sensitivity to the form of the thing itself, and response as…

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How Hollywood Turned Captain America Into A Placeless Globalist

Captain America is today one of the most popular superheroes. More importantly, he has been the embodiment of U.S. values and a symbol of American exceptionalism. Marvel Studios wisely decided to put him in the center of its cinematic universe. In 2011, the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger” was released, and it became a starting point for the whole Avengers saga.…

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GOP Invokes Engaging The Culture War To Combat Critical Race Theory

Republicans are banding together to orient policy and directives aimed at undermining critical race theory by engaging the culture war. In a new memo, Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks urged more than 150 RSC members to reject the Democrats’ “revolutionary posture” and “lean” into the culture war. The RSC is the largest conservative caucus on Capitol Hill. “We are…

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America Has An Existential Civics Education Crisis That More ‘Civics Education’ Will Only Make Worse

As leftists push for greater control of what children learn about American history and how Americans define their civic responsibilities, a majority of Americans support more “civics education,” an interesting new Heritage Foundation survey finds. “[T]wo-thirds of parents and nearly three-quarters of teachers share a strong desire to see greater emphasis on civics education. Indeed, interest in civics education among…

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A BLM Activist Sicced My University On A Conservative Student — And Failed

Over the past year, the National Association of Scholars has tracked 172 incidents of “cancel culture” involving leftist shaming of conservatives on campus. Make that 173. Three weeks ago, one of my students, “John,” reached out to me. He was unable to register for fall classes, having been flagged as a “student of concern” by our director of conduct and…

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