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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - October 23, 2018

GOP Ad Says Democrats Lynch; Trump's Trans Purge; Debating the Right; Violent Right Rising; New New Left; Georgia vs Voters; Voters Standing Fast

October 19, 2018 - Lawrenceville, Georgia, US - Gwinnett County Georgia residents wait outside a Voter Registration Office as early voting continued Friday, with some residents waiting nearly two hours at peak times.,Photo credit: © Robin Rayne Nelson/ZUMA Wire


PAC Won’t Pull Ad Predicting ‘Lynching’ if Democrats Win

By Andrew DeMillo
October 19, 2018
Associated Press

A widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month.


‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration

By Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear
October 21, 2018
New York Times

The Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of gender under Title IX, that would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were born into.


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Reflections on Debating The Right

By Nathan J. Robinson
October 11, 2018
Current Affairs

It can and should be done. But we’ve got to win.


Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes: ‘We Need More Violence from the Trump People’

By Katelyn Kivel
October 18, 2018
Grit Post

McInnes is both advocating for imminent illegal activity and doing so with a reasonable certainty that that violence will actually transpire.


The Return of American Socialism

By Harold Meyerson
October 11, 2018
The American Prospect

A largely millennial movement, with a surprisingly broad base of support, has staked its claim on the nation’s political discourse and direction.


Kemp Purged Over 300,000 Voters From Georgia Rolls

By Shira Tarlo
October 19, 2018

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is accused of seeking to suppress the black vote ahead of his big election.


Neither Voter Suppression Nor Being Called 'Coon' and the N-Word Will Stop Black Georgia From Voting

By Terrell Jermaine Starr
October 18, 2018
The Root

Remaining steadfast in the face of intimidation will likely decide a close race.