culture war

Politics

DeSantis tests limits of his combative style in Disney feud

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ‘ deepening feud with Walt Disney World is testing the limits of his combative leadership style while sending an unmistakable message to his rivals that virtually nothing is off limits as he plots his political future. The 43-year-old Republican has repeatedly demonstrated an acute willingness to fight over the course of

Arizona Politics

Arizona Republicans fight culture war in battleground state

Arizona has long been fertile ground for a social conservative agenda, with some of the nation’s toughest laws against abortion and a history of restricting LGBTQ rights. That hasn’t changed even as Republican dominance has waned over the past five years, a fact made plain this week when GOP lawmakers passed strict measures targeting abortion

Opinion

Opinion: Why Disney’s Culture Wars Will Get Worse – Inside Sources

The culture wars have taken their shots at Disney. It’s a direct hit! They’ve been forced to become a political voice against policies their consumers supposedly despise.  Disney faces a tug of war over corporate values. It is taking a knee for opposing sides of the value equation. It is quite interesting to watch. The

Education

GOP pushes US schools to post all class materials online

Republican state lawmakers across the U.S. are trying to require schools to post all course materials online so parents can review them, part of a broader national push by the GOP for a sweeping parents bill of rights ahead of the midterm congressional elections. At least one proposal would give parents with no expertise power

Education

Elections testing GOP push to politicize school board races

School board races, once sleepy and localized, have become the new front in a culture war raging across the nation as resentments over COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism classes reach a boiling point. On Tuesday, voters weighed in on dozens of races that have been dominated by debates over masks, vaccines, race and history. Several high-profile

Education

Tea party 2.0? Conservatives get organized in school battles

A loose network of conservative groups with ties to major Republican donors and party-aligned think tanks is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in culture war fights in schools across the country. While they are drawn by the anger of parents opposed to school policies on racial history or COVID-19 protocols like mask mandates,

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