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1. Okay, I'm finally sitting down to do my own #2018InReview thread. A lot has happened in my life this year. I've made concrete progress as a writer, speaker, activist, and #Exvangelical advocate.. I'm in a transitional space but feeling somewhat more hopeful about the future.
2. I think I'll go essentially chronologically. Back in January, I was teaching what would become my last semester at the University of South Florida in Tampa. I had hoped that maybe another temporary but full-time with benefits position there would come along, but it did not.
3. I was left with the choice of eking out a living as an adjunct instructor with no benefits, or moving back in with my parents in Indiana for a while to try and see if I could keep the momentum up with the popular engagement through writing, podcasts, radio, etc. I'd been doing
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OK. Final edits. 👀
👀Coming Soon. 👀
And, we’re live. For your Sunday #longreads ...

Matthew Whitaker's Appointment As Acting Attorney General Has A History. Here It Is.…
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1. Not gonna lie; I'm surprised that World Magazine, an evangelical publication, would release such a withering expose of Liberty University's authoritarian crackdown on the college newspaper. But this is a must read:…

#Exvangelical #EmptyThePews #Resist
2. Heavy-handed control over college newspapers--essentially rendering them propaganda outlets--is one common tactic used when evangelical colleges crack down to impose orthodoxy, a frequent pattern. Here's an investigative piece I did on these crackdowns…
3. I interviewed David Wheeler (@WheelerWorkshop), who was faculty adviser for the student paper at Asbury University, and one of his former students for the article linked above. Asbury refused to print the student's article making a Christian case for legal same-sex marriage.
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Without journalists on Twitter:

@Fahrenthold’s investigation of the Trump Foundation would have lost a powerful research tool.

Guantánamo would have gotten much darker without @CarolRosenberg’s live feed.

The NY trial of Reza Zarrab would have been largely censored in Turkey.
On Twitter, reporter @BradHeath’s creation of the @big_cases bot connected more people with the raw records of our public institutions than perhaps any other act of journalism in memory.
Large swaths of the Chelsea Manning court-martial would have had no public record without journalists tweeting developments at hearings that got little coverage (and no official transcript).
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Nicholas Biwott Was Not A Good Man…

Nicholas Biwott, Israelis and Mossad ties || By @johnKamau1… via @dailynation
That time EACC went for Biwott only to 'discover' he was their landlord 😂😂😂

(Which couldn't have been a surprise really, since he had stolen Trade Bank which stood where Integrity Center is today. Which was also once a church, then a disco).
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A couple of (very) #Longreads for the #LongWeekend....
The Poison We Pick.…
2. The History of Tea…
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1/ Can someone have a white power tattoo and not be a white supremacist? A thread about Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice Media.
2/ I wrote a guide to Gavin at his best and worst. Written for journalists and people considering being guests of his show. The article is an exhaustive, 1 hour #longreads…

The article is chronological but I’ll take some freedoms in this thread.
3/ Gavin is the only person I know who has defended the Rodney King beatings.

Guest: It’s not true that they needed to beat the shit out of him-
Gavin: Yeah, it is.

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The year was bad. These stories were good.…
I am going to now attempt to thread all of the @Longreads Number 1 picks. Pray for me.
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