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Covering a story about society and culture? Here’s the latest from AEI’s Society and Culture experts.

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Church-goers who could not fit into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church pray in the street during service in Charleston, South Carolina June 21, 2015. The church held its first service since a mass shooting left nine people dead during a bible study. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

White Northern liberals explain how the South is an irredeemable cesspool of hate, while ignoring the fact that blacks are abandoning the Northern blue states in huge numbers to move to the South.

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At a time when many analysts see authoritarianism rising and democracy ebbing, voters in Turkey and Mexico are resisting movement in that direction.

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The most effective response to the outrage industry, in fact, may be the one they model: Hold it up to gentle mockery.

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Charles Murray discusses his new book ‘By the People’ and how it relates to contemporary issues.

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The federal government has unilaterally decided that it can and should tell us how to live our lives. If we object, it threatens, “Fight this, and we’ll ruin you.”

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How certain states’ voting districts are gerrymandered into racially homogeneous zones and law suits challenging race-based legislation in the courts.

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Neighborhoods matter because culture matters. Middle-class families have always known this, which is why so many parents move to the suburbs in pursuit of safer streets, better schools and shared values.

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The American Friends Service Committee has been hijacked by radicals. In an essay regarding the ongoing violence in Baltimore, the group comes perilously close not only to rationalizing but also excusing violence.

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U.S. Rep. and Chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) speaks at a rally before U.S. first lady Michelle Obama came onstage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida August 22, 2012. Reuters

On this issue, many Democrats are out of step with public opinion. Rand Paul is right that reporters who avoid questioning them about that are remiss in their journalistic duty.

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