Culture Wars The Death Penalty Stays Alive
Voters in three states delivered a sharp rebuke to anti-death penalty forces in last week’s elections.
Culture Wars Déjà Vu in California
In more ways than one, 2016 feels like a funhouse mirror re-run of the 1990s.
Culture Wars Is ‘Yes Means Yes’ Unstoppable?
State legislatures across the country are moving to formally adopt a version of the sexual consent policies that, just 23 years ago, made Antioch College a national laughing stock.
Culture Wars Everything Old Is New Again
Liberal Southern cities and conservative Southern states are in the midst of a series of pitched political battles. While the issues defining this conflict are new, the conflict itself is not.
Culture Wars Chinese Embryo Experiment Creates Big Blacklash
Chinese scientists are facing a big backlash for an unethical experiment that edited the DNA of embryos—a historical first. The controversy over DNA modification will be one of our biggest debates in coming decades.
The mental act of looking at something is a critical component of conscience. This perhaps helps us understand why certain front lines in the culture war are shifting and others are not.
Culture Wars The Well Runs Dry for “War on Women” Rhetoric
Despite the prominent role culture war issues are playing in some midterm campaigns, voters care far more about the economy and health care than about gay marriage or abortion. Politicians or pundits who pretend otherwise are missing the mood of the electorate.
American Sex and the Middle East
We Americans talk about sex publicly all the time these days, but it rarely dawns on America’s cultural warriors that foreigners overhear these conversations. The consequences are not always trivial.
The Menace of Menace
Boko Haram’s horrors are no more attributable to Islam than they are to the perpetrators’ identities as Nigerians or Africans. They instead have everything to do with what happens when societies don’t put the brakes on men—or menace.