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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 21, 2018

Cabbies Shun Proud Boys, Rabbis Defend Migrants, Democrats' Blues, Agenda Items, Sister Power, Voter Rights Prospects

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Black women voters shake up midterms, Getty Images

 

Cab Drivers Refuse To Pick Up Racists After Philly Rally With Proud Boys

By Sebastian Murdock
November 17, 2018
HuffPost

Video appears to show various drivers declining to give the far-right activists a ride.

 

U.S. Rabbis to Lead 'Pilgrimage' to Border to Protest Trump's Treatment of Migrants

By Chantal Da Silva
November 12, 2018
Newsweek

"These policies violate every principle of decency, justice and compassion that we hold as Jews."

51 Percent Losers

By Matt Karp
November 14, 2018
Jacobin

The midterms have given the Democratic Party a boost. But their professional-class politics are a cul de sac.

What Big State-Level Wins Mean for the Democrats’ Agenda

By Sarah Jones
November 10, 2018
New York Magazine

Democrats will have opportunities to implement their policies, and demonstrate their effectiveness to voters. Here are some issues they’re likely to focus on.

Black Women Turned Electoral Power Into Political Power in 2018

By P.R. Lockhart
November 9, 2018
Vox
 
For the first time in US history, more than 20 black women will serve in Congress.

 

What’s Happening in Florida Is a Nightmare. 2020 Could Be So Much Worse.

By Richard L. Hasen
November 12, 2018
Slate

Trump might attempt to ignore an unfavorable 2020 election outcome if the result is a slim loss by the president.