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“8chan in the White House.”

A white nationalist terror attack in El Paso, Texas and a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio focus the country’s attention on the President’s racism and America’s gun violence crisis. Then Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke talks to Jon F. about the terrorist attack on his hometown and what we can do about the threat of white nationalism.

Show Notes

Massacres in El Paso and Dayton

  • NYT: Back-to-Back Bursts of Gun Violence in El Paso and Dayton Stun Country
  • NYT: Live Updates – El Paso Shooting: Massacre That Killed 20 Being Investigated as Domestic Terrorism
  • NYT: Dayton, Ohio, Shooting: Victims Identified; Live Updates
  • Vox: El Paso Walmart shooting: what we know
  • Vox: Dayton, Ohio shooting: what we know
  • WaPo: Officials call El Paso shooting a domestic terrorism case, weigh hate crime charges
  • Axios: Mass murder in America
  • Politico: El Paso congresswoman: Target not randomly chosen
  • Southern Poverty Law Center  White Nationalists Praise El Paso Attack and Mock the Dead
  • Mother Jones – Mass Shootings in America: The Unavoidable Facts
  • Daily Beast – Dayton Shooter Murdered Sister in Attack, Officials Say
  • WaPo: López Obrador says six Mexicans are among the dead in El Paso and plans legal action to protect them in the U.S.
  • NYT: Minutes Before El Paso Killing, Hate-Filled Manifesto Appears Online
  • WaPo: What’s inside the hate-filled manifesto linked to the alleged El Paso shooter
  • The Atlantic – When Fear of Deportation Keeps Families From Help After a Shooting
  • The Atlantic – By Graeme Wood – Ideology Kills. How Do You Police It?
  • The Intercept – After El Paso, We Can No Longer Ignore Trump’s Role in Inspiring Mass Shootings
  • WaPo: ‘How do you stop these people?’: Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric looms over El Paso massacre
  • The Atlantic – The Death Rattle of White Supremacy
  • WaPo: Even if he isn’t encouraging violent attacks on immigrants, Trump may be uniquely unwilling to curtail them
  • Politico: Trump rhetoric freshly condemned after mass shootings
  • WaPo – Op-Ed by Juliette Kavyem – There are no lone wolves
  • Vox: The media amplifies Trump’s racism. Should it stop?
  • WaPo: The media’s by-the-numbers coverage of gun massacres must change
  • WaPo: Trump’s racism and hate are about to face another big test
  • The Atlantic – How Many Attacks Will It Take Until the White-Supremacist Threat Is Taken Seriously?
  • Media Matters – In reacting to the El Paso mass shooting, Alex Jones and TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sound a lot alike
  • HuffPo: CNN’s Jake Tapper Calls Out GOP Leaders For Rejecting Interviews After Shootings
  • Media Matters – How Fox News pushed propaganda about the El Paso mass shooting
  • SplinterWho Said It: The El Paso Shooter or Fox News?
  • NYT: 8chan Is a Megaphone for Shooters. ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says Its Creator
  • WaPo: Three mass shootings this year began with a hateful screed on 8chan. Its founder calls it a terrorist refuge in plain sight.
  • WaPo: A weekend of mass murder reflects how American violence goes viral
  • New Yorker – By Andrew Marantz – The El Paso Shooting and the Virality of Evil
  • WaPo: FBI faces skepticism over its efforts against domestic terrorism
  • WaPo: Walmart, site of recent shootings, has a complicated history with guns
  • CNBC: Trump says mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton are a ‘mental illness problem’
  • AP: Trump tweets, stays out of sight for hours after shootings – BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP)
  • The Hill – Trump makes surprise wedding appearance at his New Jersey golf club
  • WaPo: Mulvaney defends Trump in wake of El Paso, Dayton shootings
  • HuffPo: Trump Aide Mick Mulvaney: ‘No Politician Is To Blame’ For Mass Shootings
  • Buzzfeed– Here’s How Republicans Are Responding To The Mass Shootings In El Paso And Dayton
  • The Atlantic – No One Knows Trump’s Next Move
  • WaPo: Even if he isn’t encouraging violent attacks on immigrants, Trump may be uniquely unwilling to curtail them
  • NYT: Why a Race-Baiting Trump Is Courting Black Voters
  • WaPo: Ohio’s Hamilton County may test whether Trump’s divisiveness will help or hurt him in 2020
  • Politico: Trump prepares a push to woo black voters
  • Texas Tribune – After El Paso shooting, some Texas Republican leaders decry “white” terror
  • HuffPo: Senator Ted Cruz: El Paso Shooting Was ‘Act Of Terrorism And White Supremacy’
  • CBS – Tim Scott, sole black GOP senator, warns against “politicizing” mass shootings 
  • Think Progress – The House’s top Republican blames video games for mass shootings
  • Vox: The top House Republican is blaming video games for the weekend’s mass shootings
  • Media Matters – After declining a CNN appearance, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick goes on Fox & Friends to blame El Paso mass shooting on video games
  • Rolling Stone – Republicans and Fox News: White Nationalist Violence Has Nothing to Do With White Nationalism
  • Vox: What no politician wants to admit about gun control
  • Politico Mag – What Both Sides Don’t Get About American Gun Culture
  • The Atlantic – The American Exception
  • Vox: After Sandy Hook, we said never again. And then we let 2189 mass shootings happen.
  • Axios: Pelosi says GOP Senate must end “outrageous obstruction” on gun legislation
  • USA Today – This is the gun control legislation Mitch McConnell won’t allow senators to vote on  
  • NBC News – Democrats pressure Mitch McConnell to cancel Senate recess for gun control vote
  • WSJ: Gun Control Is Thrust Into 2020 Campaign, but New Laws Face Hurdles
  • NPR – House Passes Sweeping Gun Bill
  • NYT: House Poised to Pass First Gun Control Bills in a Generation
  • The Hill  Ocasio-Cortez calls out McConnell for ‘sitting on’ gun reform bill since February
  • CNN:  Democrats demand McConnell convene Senate to pass background checks after mass shootings
  • NYT: McConnell Promised to End Senate Gridlock. Instead, Republicans Are Stuck in Neutral.
  • EmergencySenateSession.org – We Demand An Emergency Senate Session On Gun Reform
  • Axios: Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder after falling at Kentucky home
  • NYT: Some Democratic Candidates Seek to Link Shootings to Trump
  • Axios: El Paso shooting: 2020 hopefuls back gun control, blame NRA and Trump
  • The Atlantic – ‘Do Something’: 2020 Democrats Are Stuck After Mass Shootings
  • Mother Jones – Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Reacting to a Weekend of Mass Shootings. They’re Not Mincing Words.
  • WaPo: The Trailer: The 2020 Democrats are increasingly willing to blame Trump
  • Vox: White nationalism, Congress, and Donald Trump are to blame for mass shootings say 2020 Democratic candidates
  • CNN: More voters think Donald Trump is a racist than thought George Wallace was in 1968
  • Vox: Democrats have been discussing the same ideas on guns for 25 years. It’s time to change that.
  • New Yorker – The Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton Should Spur Democrats to Propose Big Ideas on Gun Violence
  • El Paso Times – El Paso Shooting: Here’s how you can help, where to get help

Beto O’Rourke

  • Axios: Beto O’Rourke: Yes, Trump is a white nationalist
  • NYT: Some Democratic Candidates Seek to Link Shootings to Trump
  • WaPo: The Trailer: The 2020 Democrats are increasingly willing to blame Trump
  • Vox: White nationalism, Congress, and Donald Trump are to blame for mass shootings say 2020 Democratic candidates
  • Texas Tribune – Beto O’Rourke says President Trump “had a lot to do” with El Paso shooting
  • Texas Tribune – Gunman in El Paso shooting faces death penalty, federal domestic terrorism charges
  • Market Watch – Beto O’Rourke says owning guns taught him to use them responsibly
  • NYT (March 2019) – Where Beto O’Rourke Stands on the Issues
  • WaPo – Op-Ed – Beto is challenging the GOP’s fanaticism on guns. Can he win?