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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 6, 2018

Trump Ad No-Go; Church of Trump; Youth Vote; Advancing Democracy; Confederate POTUS; Kanye's Sunken Place

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Trump Ad Too Racist for Mainstream Media

By Brian Steinberg
November 5, 2018
Variety

The 30-second commercial plays up the purported threat of foreign migrants entering the United States.

 

White Evangelicals: Sleeping Giant

By Dylan Scott
October 29, 2018
Vox

All the policy wins that explain evangelical Christians’ loyalty to Trump.

Youth: From Parkland to Politics

By Justine McDaniel
November 5, 2018
Philadelphia Inquirer

March for Our Lives, the national group begun by Parkland students, has been on a voter outreach tour to drive "the largest youth turnout in history."

 

Democracy Pre-Trump Norms

The Unfinished Civil War and the Confederate President

By Rebecca Solnit
November 4, 2018
The Guardian

His supporters hark back to an 1860s fantasy of white male dominance. But the Confederacy won’t win in the long run.

 

Kanye's Sunken Place

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
November 1, 2018
The Root

My latest theory: Kanye West denounced his political leanings because his newest Yeezy sneaker was trash, didn’t sell and Adidas wasn’t having it.