DeSantis’s “War on Woke” Is As Troubling As We Feared

DeSantis’s “War on Woke” Is As Troubling As We Feared by Jay Kuo (The Status Kuo)

In the spirit of taking a closer look at the new and frankly increasingly disturbing crop of GOP leaders, let’s head down to the political swamplands of Florida to examine the education and culture wars recently ignited by Gov. Ron DeSantis. These provide a preview of what we might expect to hear more regularly as DeSantis weighs a primary challenge to reigning MAGA king Donald Trump.

DeSantis was back in the news on Wednesday with an unusual direct challenge to the College Board. As the National Review breathlessly reported, on January 12 the DeSantis administration, through its Department of Education’s “Office of Articulation,” blocked approval for an AP African American Studies (APAAS) curriculum in the state, claiming to the College Board…

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Colorado nightclub shooter revealed as grandson of MAGA politician

The gunman who opened fire inside of a Colorado gay club Saturday night, killing five and injuring 25 others, was not only previously arrested for threatening to bomb a neighborhood last year, but is the grandson of California State Assemblyman Randy Voepel – a Trump-supporting MAGA who compared the Jan. 6th insurrection to the Revolutionary…

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Malnourished Texas twins escaped handcuffs when boy found key and hid it in his mouth overnight, court records say

Two malnourished teen siblings in Texas escaped from handcuffs at their home this week when one of them found the key in his mother’s purse and hid it in his mouth until it was safe to flee, according to court records.The 15-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, said they were handcuffed in a laundry…

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Revealed: leaked video shows Amy Coney Barrett’s secretive faith group drove women to tears

A leaked video of a recent private People of Praise event, marking its 50th anniversary, shows Dorothy Ranaghan explaining how some female followers of the faith group cried intensely in reaction to the group’s early teachings on “headship” and the “roles of men and women”, in which men are considered divinely ordained as the “head”…

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Near total abortion ban with no rape, incest exceptions advances to SC House floor

A Republican-led House panel advanced legislation Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions in South Carolina but make an exception for the life and health of the mother.The House Judiciary Committee voted 13-7 largely along party lines Tuesday to send H. 5399 to the House floor for what is expected to be a contentious debate.…

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Ahead of rally, Patriot Prayer leaders goad supporters and antagonize Portland | Southern Poverty Law Center

A reminder from 2018 of who these people who stormed the capital are. Some of them are still active and politicians maneuvering to turn your state into a fascist hell right now. The far-right groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys will converge on Portland in a matter of days, but Patriot Prayer leader Joey…

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Christian Mission Ousted from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after Distribution of Hate Materials | Currents

On Friday, July 22, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and its President, Kevin Killer, issued a statement demanding that the Jesus is King Mission leave the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after pamphlets were distributed that promoted that Jesus, not Tunkasila (a Lakota word for Creator), is the “true god.” “This week the Jesus is King Missionary…

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Siaya: 2 Teachers Who Assaulted Schoolboy Filmed Crying in Viral Video Arrested – Tuko.co.ke

According to the police report, the two teachers, Paul Osogo and Maurine Otieno, are being held at Yala Police Station as the police continue their investigation.Gem Sub-County Police Commander Charles Chacha explained that it was reported that the teachers caned the 14-year-old boy for attaining ‘poor grades.’ Source: Siaya: 2 Teachers Who Assaulted Schoolboy Filmed…

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GOP Candidate: Hypothetical 14-Year-Old Incest Victim Is ‘Perfect Example’ For Abortion Ban

Tudor Dixon, a leading Republican candidate for governor of Michigan, confirmed in a recent interview that her opposition to abortion rights extends even to a minor who is raped by a family member. Source: GOP Candidate: Hypothetical 14-Year-Old Incest Victim Is ‘Perfect Example’ For Abortion Ban

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