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Postcards from the class & culture wars (2.14.21)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (2.14.21) February 14, 2021

“I hope American Christian readers will consider the ways that Christian politics of persecution can dovetail easily and myopically with nationalistic self-righteousness.”

“It is just the case, just inevitably the case, that if you are going to have financial markets that are optimized for those purposes — that are liquid and complete, that attract smart people, that are open to everyone — they are also going to have a certain amount of nonsense.”

Monster describes himself as a Christian libertarian.”

“Sarah Ray, spokeswoman for the N.C. State Fair, said she learned of the items — applique patches bearing the swastika and the SS bolts — early Sunday when the N.C. State Fairgrounds and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were tagged on Twitter in a post that asked, ‘Why are you guys allowing vendors to sell Nazi merchandise at the Dixie Gun and Knife show?‘”

“The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is no longer issuing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag.”

“The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some viewers.”

The Long List of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Antisemitic, anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theories.”

Such blatant racism has elicited no comment from Christ Presbyterian’s leadership, despite their public relationship with Blackburn.”

“The payment was made to a company registered to the lawmaker’s house.”

The Trump International has a history of hiking prices around dates that are important to supporters of the former president.”

“Between USCP and our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police Department, we have almost 140 officers injured. I have officers who were not issued helmets prior to the attack who have sustained brain injuries. One officer has two cracked ribs and two smashed spinal discs. One officer is going to lose his eye, and another was stabbed with a metal fence stake.”

“The state Senate’s top Republican made the bizarre and unfounded claim in a video-recorded meeting at a diner last week with leaders of the Hillsdale County Republican Party, who were discussing censuring him for not taking a bold enough stand against Democrats.”

“Voting by mail used to advantage Republicans. Now it doesn’t, and so Republicans want to make it harder. It’s as simple as that.”

“The belief is a delusion often held by White nationalists and supremacists, and it falsely claims there’s an active effort to bring in immigrants from other countries to wipe out White people.”

The City Where Police Unleash Dogs On Black Teens.”

“A Pennsylvania man shot and killed his neighbors and then killed himself in a snow-removal dispute.” (CW: Don’t watch the video.)

“In 2018, Virginia Tech political scientist Cara Daggett gave the concept a name: petro-masculinity.”

“The report … says those baby foods have ‘significant levels’ of substances including lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury.”

“As more municipalities have moved to phase gas lines out of new buildings to cut down on methane emissions, gas utilities have gone on the defensive, launching anti-electrification campaigns across the country.”

“It is the self-styled moderates, like Manchin and Sinema, who freeze the institution in dysfunction, but there is nothing moderate about the modern Senate: It is radical in its inanity, a legislative chamber designed by dadaists.”

“The change was equal to a nearly 50% increase in value.”

“This report by the Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era assesses the repercussions of President Donald Trump’s health-related policies.”

“This is what happens when your newspaper is put together by a team of students who grew up in purity culture.”

“The main advice I have is to recognize what’s happening and stop doing things that don’t work, even if you think they should work.”

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