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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - June 11, 2019

Here be Socialists; NYPD apologizes for Stonewall raid; Straight Pride; Fairstein's penance; GOP red (state) handed; Trouble in conservative paradise; The real Appalachia

DSA in NYC,Credit: Kira Simon-Kennedy

Why Is There Now Socialism in the United States?

By Ingar Solty
June 6, 2019
Socialist Project

Study after study has shown that the millennial generation today is the most left-leaning generation since the end of World War II, not only with regards to social issues like women’s reproductive rights, gay marriage and gun ownership but also and especially with regards to more purely material and economic issues.


The NYPD Finally Apologizes for the Stonewall Raid

By Lucy Diavolo
June 7, 2019
Teen Vogue

The official apology marked a departure from past NYPD comments painting the use of police force as justified.


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Boston’s Straight Pride Parade

By Casey Quinlan
June 6, 2019
Think Progress

Some of the organizers are close to neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.

Linda Fairstein and the Central Park Five

By Lara Bazelon
June 7, 2019
Los Angeles Times

At one point #cancellindafairstein was trending on Twitter, and Fairstein has been forced to resign from various boards. She has responded by calling Ava DuVernay’s docudrama “a basket of lies.”

GOP Lied About Using Racial Data To Gerrymander, Lawyers Say

By Sam Levine
June 6, 2019

The stunning accusations came after the daughter of a former Republican strategist gave the lawyers hard drives containing the computer files.

The Battle Dividing Conservatives, Explained

By Jane Coaston
Jun 5, 2019

Libertarianism vs. "traditional values."

Looking Past Hillbilly Elegy

By Rachel Bryan
May 15, 2019
The Baffler

There’s a lot more to Appalachia than what you find in mainstream books and movies.