Postcards from the class & culture wars (3.2.17)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (3.2.17) March 2, 2017

“The park closed due to budget cuts in 2010, though it only had a $2,500 annual budget prior to that, and now sits mostly abandoned and entirely uncared for.”

“Officials held and questioned Muhammad Ali Jr. for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him, ‘Where did you get your name from?’ and ‘Are you Muslim?'”

“The documents show that Pruitt, while Oklahoma attorney general, acted in close concert with oil and gas companies to challenge environmental regulations, even putting his letterhead to a complaint filed by one firm, Devon Energy.”

“Unfortunately, family planning is a political issue and science and data gets trumped by ideology.”

“I am not filled with confidence that Sessions or the department he oversees would view Newman and his cohorts as undesirable associates.”

Facebook’s contribution is worth more than $120,000, according to our sources. Half of that is cash, and the other half is in-kind support for CPAC’s operations.”

“At least two Army bases are suspending childcare programs, citing staff shortages related to the hiring freeze.”

Falwell also wants to cut federal rules on investigating and reporting sexual assault under Title IX, the federal law that bars sexual discrimination in education.”

“You look at what Baylor was able to do during his tenure, it fits perfectly with where we see our sports programs going.”


“This report documents the very real human consequences of politicians like Trump, Orbán, Duterte, wielding a toxic agenda that hounds, scapegoats and dehumanizes entire groups of people.”

“There was a recent refugee-related attack in Sweden – when Neo-Nazis from the Nordic Resistance Movement attacked a refugee center in Gothenburg in January.”

Wilders recently described Moroccan immigrants as ‘scum’ who make the streets of the Netherlands unsafe.

“President Donald Trump told Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro that bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers may have been from ‘the reverse’ to try to ‘make others look bad.’

“The attack comes days after authorities say a Tampa mosque was intentionally set on fire, and nearly a week after 154 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis were vandalized.”

“If you’re 45 years old now, net illegal immigration stopped back when you were 35.”

“I heard things happening in that room happening to other people that made me ashamed to be human.”

“Frustrated by the failure of most Germans to participate in a boycott of Jewish businesses in April 1933, Adolf Hitler’s government began publicizing Jewish crime statistics as a way of stoking anti-Semitism.”

“The most striking finding from our research is that for murder, robbery, burglary and larceny, as immigration increased, crime decreased, on average, in American metropolitan areas.”

“The only thing the elite Washington press corps likes more than a bipartisan commission on debt reduction is a stack of flag-draped coffins.”

“The utter lack of imagination here is staggering — and somehow disappointing.”

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