Comics, Charlie Brown and Our Hunger for Wholesomeness

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“For the last decade, my sons and I have enjoyed following various storylines in Peanuts each day. One of boys describes and reads the dialogue out loud at breakfast. They’re always fun, sometimes whimsical, often hilarious – and always wholesome.” - Daily Citizen

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Pew Research: Religious values and the 2024 election

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“A large majority of voters (71%) believe that religion should be kept separate from government policies; just 28% say government policies should support religious values and beliefs. These views have changed very little in recent years.” - Pew

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Pew Research: Cultural Issues and the 2024 Election

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“While Americans have complex opinions on gender identity and transgender rights, a growing share of voters (65%) say that whether a person is a man or woman is determined by the sex they were assigned at birth. About a third (34%) say someone can be a man or woman, even if that differs from their sex at birth.” - Pew

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The State of the American Middle Class

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“Notably, the increase in the share who are upper income was greater than the increase in the share who are lower income. In that sense, these changes are also a sign of economic progress overall.” - Pew

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The Nones Have Hit a Ceiling

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“it has become crystal clear to me now: the share of non-religious Americans has stopped rising in any meaningful way.” - Ryan Burge

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Graced Imagination: Recovering True Creativity in the Age of Authenticity

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“Why does art (real, beautiful art, not just self-expression) matter to the renewal of our culture? Why do most people who visit Princeton University’s campus think that the Gothic chapel is objectively more beautiful than the new art museum, which reminds some viewers of a portable air conditioner hanging out of a window?” - Public Discourse

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