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2:05 PM ET, August 5, 2019


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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.
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Trump's speech would be laughable if it weren't so infuriating  —  After stoking white nationalism, accusing a federal judge of being unfair because of his Mexican heritage, declaring there were some “very fine” people marching with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, demonizing refugees as an …
Emily Larsen / Washington Examiner:
Confusion: Biden offers sympathy for the ‘tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan’  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden misstated the locations of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, while speaking to donors at a high-dollar fundraiser in San Diego on Sunday night.
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.
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.
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
On guns and white nationalism, one side is right and one is wrong  —  When one side proposes ways that human beings might begin to solve a deadly problem while the other side leaves it up to God, you know which side is right.  —  When one side proposes solution after solution to contain gun violence …
David French / National Review:
It's Time to Declare War on White-Nationalist Terrorism  —  We need all the tools we can muster — legal, rhetorical, financial, and cultural.  —  It's time to face some dreadful, terrible facts.  The United States is now facing a deadly challenge from a connected, radical …
Associated Press:
The Latest: El Paso victim dies, raising death toll to 21  —  EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas (all times local):  —  Authorities say another person has died from a weekend mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, raising the death toll in that attack to 21.
Discussion: KTLA
Tom Scocca / Slate:
Where Taking the Concerns of Racists Seriously Has Gotten Us
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Joe Biden Mourns El Paso and Dayton Mass Shootings as ‘Tragic Events in Houston’ and ‘Michigan’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Breitbart
Dr. Joan Donovan / NBC News:
El Paso shooter wasn't a ‘lone wolf’ — and his so-called online ‘manifesto’ proves why
Discussion: The Atlantic, CNN and The Week
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   The media must do better
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump Must Fix Himself Before He Fixes El Paso and Dayton
Discussion: New York Times and New Republic
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
You don't need to read the El Paso killer's manifesto. Just turn on Fox News.
Jessica McBride /
Connor Betts: Twitter Posts on Being a Leftist, Guns
Jill Lawrence / USA Today:
Dayton and El Paso won't change Trump. He's bet his future on division, cruelty and guns.
Discussion: ABC News, Daily Wire and UPI
American Psychological Association:
Statement of APA President in Response to Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio
Discussion: Vox
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump condemns white supremacy, focuses on combating mental illness over new gun-control measures
Mark Moore / New York Post:
Biden completely flubs where mass shootings occurred
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Steve King Narrowly Won His Last Race.  His Challenger, J.D. Scholten, Is Running Again.  —  J. D. Scholten, a Democrat who nearly toppled Representative Steve King of Iowa in a heavily Republican district in 2018, announced on Monday that he would run again for the seat in 2020.
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Kenny Marchant Will Be Fourth Texas Republican Congressman to Retire in 2020  —  Representative Kenny Marchant of Texas announced on Monday that he plans to retire, becoming the fourth Republican House member from Texas in recent weeks to head for the exits rather than face re-election in 2020 …
Owen Daugherty / The Hill:
Ohio state representative blames shootings on gay marriage, video games, open borders  —  A Republican state representative in Ohio wrote a lengthy Facebook post in the aftermath of the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting where she blamed the incident and other shootings on “the breakdown …
Laura Bischoff / daytondailynews:
Dayton shooting due to family breakdown, gay marriage, video games, state lawmaker says
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 …
China Takes On Trump by Weakening Yuan, Halting Crop Imports
Discussion: Slate, Politico and NPR
Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
GOP senator calls for background check legislation after shootings  —  GOP Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.) on Sunday called for background check legislation after two deadly mass shootings rocked the U.S.  —  “While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it's time for Congress to act to help keep our communities safer,” Toomey tweeted.
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
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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Brandon Morse / RedState:
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Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
All the Disturbing Parallels Between Radical Islam and White Nationalism
Discussion: VICE
Haris Alic / Breitbart:
Federal Lawsuit: Joe Biden's Brother Accused of Defrauding Rural Healthcare Company
Robby Soave / Reason:
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
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Discussion: Political Wire and Shareblue Media
Steve Cortes / PragerU:
The Charlottesville Lie  —  Did President Trump call neo-Nazis …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Discussion: Bloomberg and Political Wire
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