Dispatches From the Culture Wars - Life in These United States Edition

Rural rout; High school fallout; Muslims rock vote; Kelly's krazy kommentary; Pageant protest; Rahm's rough night
November 7, 2017
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    •    Why Trump Won Rural America - Keith Orejel (Dissent)
    •    Study Shows American High Schoolers Are Lashing Out in the Increasingly Racist, Anti-Immigrant Atmosphere Trump Has Created - Steven Rosenfeld (AlterNet)
    •    Running, Not Hiding - Talal Ansari and Hannah Allam (BuzzFeed)
    •    Historians Respond to John F. Kelly’s Civil War Remarks: ‘Strange,’ ‘Sad,’ ‘Wrong’ - Philip Bump (Washington Post)
    •    Miss Peru Contestants List Violence Against Women Statistics Instead Of Their Bra Size - Daisy Murray (Elle)
    •    400 Teens Rage In Hyde Park As Mayor Emanuel Watches From Restaurant - Sam Cholke (DNAinfo)

 

Why Trump Won Rural America

By Keith Orejel
October 16, 2017
Dissent

Many of his positions had been articles of faith in rural and small-town America since Eisenhower had been president.

Study Shows American High Schoolers Are Lashing Out in the Increasingly Racist, Anti-Immigrant Atmosphere Trump Has Created

By Steven Rosenfeld
October 27, 2017
AlterNet

Trump's fanning of the flames of division has reached our education system.
 

Running, Not Hiding

By Talal Ansari and Hannah Allam
October 31, 2017
BuzzFeed

From school boards to Congress, there’s a surge of Muslims running for office nationwide, but they’re having to prove their “Americanness” to voters.

Historians Respond to John F. Kelly’s Civil War Remarks: ‘Strange,’ ‘Sad,’ ‘Wrong’

By Philip Bump
October 31, 2017
Washington Post

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly called Robert E. Lee “an honorable man” and said that “the lack of an ability to compromise” led to the Civil War.
 

Miss Peru Contestants List Violence Against Women Statistics Instead Of Their Bra Size

By Daisy Murray
October 31, 2017
Elle

Instead of giving their measurements, they all gave different facts concerning femicide and female violence in their country.

400 Teens Rage In Hyde Park As Mayor Emanuel Watches From Restaurant

By Sam Cholke
November 1, 2017
DNAinfo (RIP)

Emanuel took in some of the mayhem when he unexpectedly showed up around 7 p.m. to eat dinner. Volunteers on the street said the teens quickly noticed him sitting in the window of the restaurant.
 

November 7, 2017