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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - January 15, 2019

Permanent Border War; Texans Speak Out; Texas GOPers Defend...a Muslim; LA Teachers; Dems Dilemma; Tucker is Worried About Runaway Capitalism

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Congress members Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Instagram

 

American Extremism Has Always Flowed from the Border

By Greg Grandin
January 9, 2019
Boston Review

Trump says there is “a crisis of the soul” at the border. He is right, though not in the way he thinks.

Texans Raise Their Voices Amid Border Fight

By Carlos Sanchez
January 10, 2019
Texas Monthly

McAllen mayor Jim Darling and others hope to highlight the region’s dynamism and interconnectedness with Mexico.

Texas Republicans Overwhelmingly Reject Removal of Muslim County Official

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn
January 11, 2019
Fox News

Texas Republicans voted to keep a GOP county official in his position after several party leaders attacked him for his Muslim religious beliefs.

 

The Politics of LA Teachers' Strike Demands

By Andrew Elrod
January 14, 2019
n+1

The number of students in public school classrooms is irrefutably political.

Welcome Their Hatred

By Micah Uetricht
January 11, 2019
Jacobin

Democratic leaders are outraged at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s actions in Congress and are trying to reel her in. It’s a clear sign she’s antagonizing all the right forces in the party.

Tucker Carlson Throws Down

By Matthew Walther
January 8, 2019
The Week

Carlson has fired the first shot in conservatives' civil war over the free market.