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Katrina Trinko is a managing editor of The Daily Signal, a publication of the Heritage Foundation, and a member of the Board of Contributors at USA TODAY.




Why Aren’t Millennials More Entrepreneurial?

Why aren’t millennials chasing the American Dream? They’re a generation struggling to just stay afloat. That’s the troubling finding of a new survey of Millennials that shows there are more would-be Dilberts than Mark Zuckerbergs among today’s young adults. Only twenty-two percent of Millennials think the “best way to advance [their] career” is starting their … Continued

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Bridget Jones Has Finally Learned the Virtues of Jane Austen

Warning: This article contains significant spoilers for “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” Maybe the best romances are founded on differences, not compatibility. That’s the intriguing question raised by Bridget Jones’s Baby, the third movie chronicling the hapless adventures of the unhappily single Bridget Jones. While Bridget—whom we last saw in 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason—has … Continued

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The Men Who Say Sexism Isn’t That Big a Deal Are Right

It’s another instance of thought crime. “More than half the men in America don’t think gender inequality is a thing,” tut-tutted Fusion’s headline, underneath the label “Uphill Battle.” The Huffington Post was even brasher: “LOL, 56 Percent Of Men Think Sexism Is Over.” Under fire were the respondents to a Pew Research Center poll released … Continued

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Tinder, Dating, and Emotional Castration

By the time I have kids who are teenagers, I expect I’ll have to have the talk. I’ll have to explain that when a couple has sex—a scenario they’ll probably need no mechanical details about, thanks to YouTube videos on smart phones swapped between second graders—it’s OK if they don’t merely enjoy themselves but actually … Continued

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The Unbreakable Moral Relativism of Modern Sitcoms

“Kimmy, we have a wonderful thing here in New York called moral relativism.” Those are the words of Lillian, an older woman (and landlord) who functions as a mentor to Kimmy Schmidt, the heroine of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, Kimmy is a young woman still struggling … Continued

Entertainment, Television

Is ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Feminist?

Jane Austen didn’t need Hollywood to make her male characters “feminists.” That’s the insulting premise of a recent Atlantic essay by Devoney Looser, who writes that the Emma Thompson-Hugh Grant-helmed 1995 movie adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, “deliberately imbued Austen’s first published heroes with qualities they either didn’t have in the novel or didn’t have … Continued

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