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August 6, 2019

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Brutally candid,’ ‘damaging,’ ‘embarrassing’: Some urging caution about releasing Texas speaker audio
Dallas Morning News

The recording, Toth said, contains “callous comments” from Bonnen that would reflect poorly on the state Republican Party ahead of crucial elections next year, in which Democrats are aiming to take control of the House for the first time since 2003. 

Texas faces turbulent political moment
The Hill

Now, the mounting tensions of racially-motivated rhetoric, a polarizing president and Republican infighting have rocked Texas’s political leadership to its core. And the state may soon face a tipping point brought on by shifting coalitions of voters who want change, in Austin and Washington.

The era of white nationalism
Axios

White nationalism — a racist extremism that was confined to the ugly fringes for most of our lives — is a growing major danger in America. Racial resentment and anxiety have been a central appeal for Donald Trump and his rhetoric among the working-class, forgotten Americans who put him over the top, and who are at the core of his re-election strategy.

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