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11:00 AM ET, August 5, 2019


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Matthew Prince / The Cloudflare Blog:
Terminating Service for 8Chan  —  The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are horrific tragedies.  In the case of the El Paso shooting, the suspected terrorist gunman appears to have been inspired by the forum website known as 8chan.  Based on evidence we've seen …
New York Post:
The Post urges Trump to take action on assault weapons  —  Two mass shootings within 24 hours in El Paso and Dayton, days after the Garlic Festival killings.  Three months after Virginia Beach, six months after Aurora, nine months after Thousand Oaks, 10 months after Tree of Life …
New York Times:
El Paso Shooting Suspect's Manifesto Echoes Trump's Language  —  At campaign rallies before last year's midterm elections, President Trump repeatedly warned that America was under attack by immigrants heading for the border.  “You look at what is marching up, that is an invasion!” he declared at one rally.
New York Times:
We Have a White Nationalist Terrorist Problem  —  America's leaders need to do more to condemn and combat the extremist ideology — white nationalism — in their midst.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
Jessica McBride /
Connor Betts: Twitter Posts on Being a Leftist, Guns  —  Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described “leftist,” who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added …
Tom Scocca / Slate:
Where Taking the Concerns of Racists Seriously Has Gotten Us  —  Within last week's story of how Ronald Reagan made a racist phone call to Richard Nixon, there was a second story—a parable, effectively: a small point that contained a much larger point.  It had nothing, or almost nothing …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
FBI faces skepticism over its efforts against domestic terrorism  —  The FBI insists it is fully engaged in combating the threat of violence from white supremacists, but some former federal officials charge that the government is still coming up short in the face of a strain of American terrorism that now seems resurgent.
Washington Post:
A mother died shielding her infant in El Paso.  The father died shielding them both, family says.  —  They had just dropped their oldest daughter off at cheerleading practice when they pulled into the Walmart parking lot, packed with hundreds of back-to-school shoppers like them.
Discussion: The Week, CNN, New York Post and WGN-TV
Associated Press:
Classmates: Ohio shooter kept a ‘hit list’ and a ‘rape list’  —  DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended for compiling a “hit list” of those he wanted to kill and a “rape list” of girls he wanted to sexually assault.
Christina Schaefer / WRGT:
Police: Suspect's sister among those killed in Oregon District shooting  —  BELLBROOK, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) — Dayton Police, the FBI and Bellbrook Police have descended upon a neighborhood in Bellbrook in connection with the deadly mass shooting in the Oregon District.
New York Times:
White Extremist Ideology Drives Many Deadly Shootings  —  White extremist ideology has been linked to at least four of the 10 deadliest active-shooter episodes in the United States in recent years, showing the potential for intense violence among adherents who congregate online to cheer on racist attacks.
David French / National Review:
It's Time to Declare War on White-Nationalist Terrorism
Discussion: CNN and BuzzFeed News
George P. Bush / The Atlantic:   White-Nationalist Terrorism Must Be Stopped
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
On guns and white nationalism, one side is right and one is wrong
Discussion: Refinery29, NBC News and UPI
Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
Politicians blame video games for the El Paso shooting.  It's an old claim that's not backed by research.
Emily Larsen / Washington Examiner:
Confusion: Biden offers sympathy for the ‘tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan’
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
‘How do you stop these people?’: Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric looms over El Paso massacre
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Republican state lawmaker in Nebraska says his party is ‘enabling white supremacy’
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Kathleen Belew / New York Times:   The Right Way to Understand White Nationalist Terrorism
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump condemns white supremacy, focuses on combating mental illness over new gun control measures
Daniel W. Drezner / Washington Post:
America's head of state, M.I.A.
Wall Street Journal:
The Killers in Our Midst  —  Nearly all mass shooters …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The American Exception
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
8chan, Megaphone for Gunmen, Has Gone Dark. ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says Its Creator.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Steve King Narrowly Won in Iowa in 2018.  Now His Challenger Will Run Again.  —  J. D. Scholten, a Democrat who nearly toppled Representative Steve King of Iowa in a heavily Republican district in 2018, will announce on Monday that he will run again for the seat in 2020.
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
A Fourth Texas Republican Congressman Plans to Retire in 2020  —  Representative Kenny Marchant of Texas is planning to announce his retirement on Monday, according to two Republican officials, becoming the fourth Republican House member from Texas in recent weeks to head for the exits rather …
The Texas Tribune:
U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant will not seek reelection, marking the fourth recent GOP retirement in Texas
Discussion: Roll Call and Shareblue Media
Washington Post:
Markets plunge after China lets currency fall to a decade low in payback against Trump's tariffs  —  BEIJING — China mounted a counteroffensive Monday to new U.S. tariffs by allowing its tightly controlled currency to slide to an 11-year low, a move that could further provoke the ire of President Trump …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
He's Getting Worse  —  The current, and (to date) most debased, phase of the Trump presidency—the phase that includes the unceasing demonization of minority legislators and the endorsement of North Korean communism—began, in retrospect, on May 8, in the Florida Panhandle, at a rally in Panama City.
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
‘Do something!’:  Ohio governor drowned out by angry chants at Dayton shooting vigil  —  Microphone in hand, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) had just finished remarking on the size of the crowd that was crammed tightly into the brick-covered main street of the Oregon District in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday night when a single voice rang out.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
‘Do something!’ The mourning of Dayton shout down Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in call for action
Discussion: Vox, VICE, Hullabaloo and USA Today
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
The Most Dangerous American Idea  —  Last week, the historian Timothy Naftali revealed a 1971 conversation between Richard Nixon, then the president of the United States, and Ronald Reagan, then the governor of California, in which Reagan referred to African UN delegates as “monkeys” who are “still uncomfortable wearing shoes.”
Discussion: Big Think and Daily Kos
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Owen Daugherty / The Hill:
Ohio state representative blames shootings on gay marriage, video games, open borders
Discussion: PinkNews
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Trump says US must condemn ‘white supremacy’ and ‘racism’ in wake of weekend shootings
Adam Mill / The Federalist:
Barr Has Far Bigger Things To Prosecute James Comey For Than Leaking Memos
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Only Thing Trump Should Say Right Now Is “I'm Sorry”
Discussion: Washington Examiner and KTLA
Justin Haskins / Fox News:
How much would ‘Medicare-for-all’ REALLY cost the middle class? The answer is shocking
Discussion: Instapundit
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico:
Scotland would vote for independence from UK, poll finds
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
The Dream Team Loses to the Nobodies
Power Line:
Why run for president? Not to hide from reality.
 Earlier Items: 
NBC Chicago:
7 Wounded In Shooting Near Playground on Chicago's West Side
Discussion: WGN-TV, RedState and The Gateway Pundit
‘TRAGEDY AVERTED’: Feds Say They Have Thwarted a Mass Shooting Plot In Lubbock, Texas
Elizabeth Thomas / ABC News:
In bloody August weekend, gun violence beyond mass shootings
Washington Post:
U.S. launches last-ditch effort to stop Turkish invasion of northeast Syria
National Review:
Crush This Evil  —  Yesterday, in the Texan border town of El Paso …
New York Daily News:
Mayor de Blasio ordered NYPD Executive Protection Unit to move his daughter out of a Brooklyn apartment, sources say
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
How Trump's attacks on Elijah Cummings and Baltimore unfolded inside the White House

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