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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - August 6, 2019

Trump and Mass Shootings; Policing; Science Purge; Fear of Chinese-Americans; Cheney Judges Tribes; Black Metal vs Fascism; Trump-Lovin' Teens

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Teen represents for Turning Point USA, Photo: Jane Recker/Washingtonian

Trump's Response: More Immigration Restriction

By Zak Cheney-Rice
August 5, 2019
New York Magazine

The equation of shootings to immigration underpinned Trump’s absurd proposal: that his support for gun control after the El Paso shooting was incumbent on the passage of a separate law advancing the shooter’s goals. 

The Bad-Apple Myth of Policing

By Osagie K. Obasogie
August 2, 2019
The Atlantic

Violence perpetrated by cops doesn’t simply boil down to individual bad actors—it’s also a systemic, judicial failing.

 

A Trump-Era Purge of Military Scientists

By Charles Levinson
July 30, 2019
Reuters

The fight over a longstanding panel of military scientists signals a larger story about the escalating conflict between the Trump Administration and world of science.

 

America’s Obsession With Chinese Spying

By Chi Wang
July 19, 2019
The Diplomat

Has the U.S. government decided that Chinese Americans can never truly be Americans?

Lynne Cheney: Tribes “Destroying Our Western Way of Life”

By Native News Online Staff
August 1, 2019
Native News Online

Halliburton is connected to efforts to bypass successful litigation by tribes and environmentalists to return the grizzly bear in Greater Yellowstone to the Endangered Species Act. 

 

How Black Metal is Fighting Fascism

By Nick Ruskell
July 3, 2019
Kerrang!

Have you heard the news? Everything still sucks. But with the very real threat of fascism on the rise across the globe, a righteous band of new black metal artists are uniting to do something about it. As can you…

 

10 Things I Learned at Turning Point USA’s Teen Summit

By Jane Recker
July 29, 2019
Washingtonian

The Teen Student Action Summit is an annual event that gathers conservative teens—mostly in high school—from across the country in a different host city to get them excited and energized about spreading conservative values to their peers at home. Here are ten takeaways from this year’s summit, which took place at the Marriott Marquis in DC.