Web Notables (March 19, 2015)

Immigration is changing the heartland, Democrats in the pocket of abortion profiteers, gay marriage hurts kids, etc.

By The Editors Published on March 19, 2015

“Web Notables” is a daily feature that highlights articles readers may want to see but might have missed. It is compiled by senior editor David Mills. He thanks his colleague Anika Smith for suggesting two, three, and six.

The Changing Face of the Heartland by Jennifer Bradley for the Brookings Institution. A detailed report of demographic changes and the results in Minneapolis/St. Paul. “The Asian, black, and Hispanic populations in the state tripled between 1990 and 2010, while the white population grew by less than 10 percent. This trend will continue: From 2010 to 2030, the number of people of color is expected to grow twice as quickly as the number of whites. As Minnesota and the region go, so goes the nation.”

‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Was Built on a Lie by Jonathan Capehart in The Washington Post. The Justice Department’s reports on the events in Ferguson “forced me to deal with two uncomfortable truths: Brown never surrendered with his hands up, and Wilson was justified in shooting Brown,” explains a member of the newspaper’s editorial board. The reports also explained that people believed it because it fit their experience.

The Neuroscience of Despair by Michael Begun in The New Atlantis. The writer, an assistant editor of the journal, examines “the broader trend of uncritically embracing neuroscientific ways of describing our selves and our society” and the possible effects upon society and individuals of doing so.

Jeb Bush, 20 Years After Conversion, Is Guided by His Catholic Faith by Michael Paulson in The New York Times. This means, according to the Times‘ writer, not being a party-line conservative.

Human Trafficking Filibuster Proves Abortion Lobby Controls Democrats by Mollie Hemingway in The Federalist. The evidence is clear. Also, NARAL lies.

Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting by Heather Barwick, also from The Federalist. Having grown up with her gay mother and lover, the writer supported same-sex marriage. But now, married with children, “as I watch my children loving and being loved by their father each day, that I can see the beauty and wisdom in traditional marriage and parenting.”

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