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Thursday, 10 June 2021 11:46

OPINION: Ignorant cancel culture

Up in Surry County, the local GOP leadership is making fools of itself. The county board of commissioners passed a ban on Coke machines on county property to show those bigwigs down in Atlanta that they weren’t taking lightly the company’s opposition to Georgia’s voter suppression law. But the Atlanta company doesn’t own the machines. A Charlotte-based company does and the move threatened jobs in the rural county. 

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Friday, 12 March 2021 12:22

OPINION: Quit it with the 'cancel culture'

I guess I have to be the one who wants to say what we all have been wanting to say in the last few weeks. Of course, the majority of you don't have a public forum to spout off in, so I guess I'll take one for the team. 

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Tuesday, 09 March 2021 14:24

OPINION: Dr. Seuss monetizes the culture wars

On March 2 — the late Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 117th birthday — Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that, some time last year, it ceased publishing/licensing six of the popular author’s children’s books which “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”

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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:14

COLUMN: Marxism remains a dangerous idea

Marxism is one of the most catastrophic ideas in history. Tyrants and butchers inspired by the noxious notions of Karl Marx — including such successors as Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot — are responsible for the deaths of more than 100 million of our fellow human beings, as well as the enslavement and immiseration of many hundreds of millions more.

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It’s “cruelty,” Salon’s Melanie McFarland scolds.

“Offensive in all the wrong ways,” wails Vice’s Patrick Marlborough.

Most popularly — to repeat a charge several critics have lobbed — Dave Chappelle is “punching down.”

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