Dear libs: Stop gloating over red state tragedies

When hurricane Harvey struck Texas, utterly devastating my hometown and many other parts of the state, the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo featured a cover that read “Deus Existe!” (“God Exists!”). It had an image of submerged Nazis doing the old “Sieg Heil” from beneath the floodwaters. The outlet, which had received so much support from Americans during its own tragedy, returned the favor with…

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD