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Ariel Zellman | Mobilizing the White: White Nationalism and Congressional Politics in the American South

May 20, 2022 – from American Politics Research
The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in the public profile of white nationalism in the United States. Invigorated by the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and coalescing with the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, this period was marked by a substantial uptick in far-right hate crimes, white nationalist rallies, marches, protests, and online activities, and increasing polarization of the voting public, marked particularly by white resentment regarding perceived status decline. While these phenomena are closely correlated, white nationalist groups (WNGs) are typically regarded as symptoms of such resentments rather than social movements that may contribute to tangible political outcomes.

Laurel Harbridge-Yong | MAGA was the real winner of the Ohio Republican primary

May 13, 2022 – from The Washington Post
Karl Rove argued that Trump’s influence was limited, noting that almost 68 percent of Ohio's Republican voters “ignored or rejected” Trump’s endorsement by voting for other candidates. But totaling the votes for MAGA-style candidates — Vance, Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons — shows that the Trump brand is tops in the Ohio GOP. Together, Vance and Mandel, the second-place finisher, combined for 56 percent of Republican voters. Add the 12 percent of voters who picked Gibbons, and two-thirds of all Republican primary voters pulled levers for MAGA.

Lena Trabucco | Danske våben til Ukraine rejser juridiske problemer

May 10, 2022 – from Berlingske
Danmark har i de seneste måneder taget betydelige skridt for at hjælpe Ukraine med at forsvare sig selv over for Rusland. Først besluttede den danske regering at sende 2.700 antitank-missiler til det ukrainske militær. For nylig meddelte regeringen så, at Danmark vil øge våbenhjælpen til Ukraine med 600 millioner kroner samt forskellige former for pansrede mandskabsvogne.

S.R. Gubitz | Race, Gender, and the Politics of Incivility: How Identity Moderates Perceptions of Uncivil Discourse

May 10, 2022 – from Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Many Americans agree that incivility in politics is a problem and has been one for a long time (Herbst Reference Herbst2010). Many speak of incivility as a singular concept; that is, a set of words and phrases that apparently “everyone” knows have no place in good democratic governance. Recent work has found systematic variation in what people perceive as uncivil. I argue that these variations stem not only from partisan reasoning but perhaps more importantly from stereotypes about race and gender, indicating that incivility itself is an identity-laden construct for most Americans.


May 9, 2022 – from La Silla Académica
Porque es muy probable que a la segunda vuelta de las presidenciales de este año llegue Gustavo Petro a enfrentarse con el candidato de la derecha, Federico Gutiérrez, muchos han visto en esta elección una proyección de lo que el país vivió hace cuatro años. En ese entonces, Petro fue derrotado por el hasta entonces desconocido Iván Duque, quien ganó en gran parte por ser la antítesis del candidato de izquierda. ¿Pero qué tanto pueden pensarse las presidenciales de 2022 como un 2018 recargado?

Andrene Wright | Black motherhood shapes leadership in unique ways

May 6, 2022 – from The Washington Post
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, it’s worth noting the challenges that motherhood brings. Many mothers are struggling to make parenting decisions amid changing coronavirus protocols, such as assessing travel risks after a Florida federal judge struck down the mask mandate for planes and other transportation. In the United States, many mothers are fearful of the continued threat to reproductive rights for themselves and their children, given the recently leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion on abortion.
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