Postcards from the class & culture wars (8.29.18)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (8.29.18) August 29, 2018

I believe the Bible is about white people and for white people.”

“Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis urged Floridians not to ‘monkey this up’ by voting for his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum. Gillum is the first African-American gubernatorial nominee in Florida’s history.”

“In some cases, passport applicants with official U.S. birth certificates are being jailed in immigration detention centers and entered into deportation proceedings.”

“The [Kansas] Legislature passed the law, including a line that directed the KDHE not to look for contamination from dry cleaners.”

“The crowd for that speech … wanted more of something a lot more primal and sick than McCain was willing to give them, then or ever.”

“They are coming down here and bringing, I don’t want to say the thugs – but it is the thugs.”

“As DeVos works to funnel more taxpayer money to low-performing, for-profit colleges, she’s cracking down on federal-student-loan forgiveness.”

“You have used the Bureau to serve the wishes of the most powerful financial companies in America.”

“Later this year, North Carolina will probably hold its first truly free and fair election since 2010. It may also be the state’s last.”

Oil industry wants government to build seawall to protect refineries from climate change effects.”

“Church leaders so often act as though sexual misconduct needs to be covered up so that the work of the church can go on. Confronting sin so that all can live in truth and hope isn’t an impediment to the church’s work; it is the work of the church.”

“We will not clean up a mess that’s not of our making.”

We can’t treat mental illness with murder.”

“The researchers were stunned to find Russian troll accounts tweeting about vaccines, but unraveling why they would stoke the vaccine debate was mind-boggling, too.”

“Refugees make the country stronger, as well as better. They always have.”

“Ohio’s 2013 Medicaid expansion helped nearly 300,000 people get work.”

“The owner of a Longmont mobile home park intends to sell his 36-lot property to its residents, which would make it the city’s and Boulder County’s first tenant-owned mobile home neighborhood.”

The Nuns on the Bus are headed to President Donald Trump’s backyard.”

In football, prayer is  — and has always been — political.”

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