Postcards from the class & culture wars (7.2.24)

Gun Rights

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.”

“There are going to be deaths that didn’t have to happen. There are going to be severe complications that didn’t have to happen.”

Between 2021 and 2022, infant deaths in Texas increased from 1985 to 2240, or 255 additional deaths.”

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“Newbern, Alabama, a small town in which two-thirds of 133 residents are Black, has not held a municipal election for some 60 years.”

“Louisiana High Court: Priests Have a ‘Property Right’ Not to Be Sued For Sexual Abuse

There is No Such Thing as “legal” immigration.

“I realized that we were not, we were not serving schools and we weren’t going to serve schools.”

“A bipartisan bill that would outlaw all child marriages in Missouri has run into resistance from Republicans in the Missouri House.”

“The youth pastor had declared that God wanted the victim to be his spouse.”

She was 14 at the time.”

“The New Hampshire Republican lawmaker who called teenagers ‘ripe’ and ‘fertile’ says the uproar over his comments was an overreaction.”

“According to Friske’s biography, he serves at his local church and is a member of the National Rifle Association, Farm Bureau, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Right to Life.”

“The right answer — criticizing/resisting the Biden administration’s indefensible ongoing support of the invasion/occupation, while doing so in a way that doesn’t go too far in terms of making it more likely that Trump will be re-elected — is easy to put into words, and very difficult to put into action.”

“Between 1976 and 1985, states that passed [no-fault divorce] laws saw their domestic violence rates against men and women fall by about 30%; the number of women murdered by an intimate partner declined by 10%; and female suicide rates declined by 8 to 16%.”

“Horse-race reporting has its place. But it won’t matter much if the men in the MAGA hats blow up the horse track.”

“Extremist commentator Christiane Northrup has promoted a pro-Nazi film that denies the Holocaust, encouraged people to check out the infamous antisemitic tract Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and repeatedly pushed the conspiracy theory that a secretive mafia is hiding behind Jewish identity to control world events. Still, Northrup has spoken twice at Trump’s Miami resort alongside Eric and Lara Trump.”

“As part of his plea agreement, Deming agreed to forfeit more than $1.9 million and a yellow monster truck.”

“I think that’s fair to say: I’m a victim of cancel culture.”

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