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Here’s What’s Wrong With Being ‘Woke’

Rise and shine, Dallas! It’s Monday, July 26

Today’s Headlines: Last week, The Promise Keepers held their first public event in Dallas nearly two decades since the last one. Their stated mission is to unite and empower Christian men to become family, community and social leaders. So why was a hate group representative there leading prayers?

And, maybe being “woke” isn’t all that progressives hoped it might be. See how it differs substantially from the last big push from liberals to champion public expression — the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s.

And finally, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is the one Democrat who doesn’t seem to want to be part of President Biden’s agenda. Two weeks ago, he met in DC with the Texas Democrats who fled the Lone Star State rather than be plowed under by the Republican majority in enacting a bill that severely limits who, how, where and when votes can be cast. A week later, he was in Houston for a fundraiser in his honor —hosted by GOP bigwigs. What’s his game plan?

First, today’s weather: Humid throughout the day. High: 101, low: 81.

Among the top stories in DFW today:

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth is getting its first triple-digit temperatures of the year. (The Dallas Morning News)
  2. After 66 years in Dallas, Mac’s Bar-B-Que is closing its doors Monday. (FOX 4 Dallas)
  3. Dallas Police are searching for a 21-year-old critical missing man. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
  4. Did you know that upsizing a Dallas apartment is cheaper than national average? (WFAA.com)
  5. A Dallas woman is in stable condition after a Cedar Crest shooting. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
  6. Here are some expert tips in preparing your home for sale. (The Dallas Morning News)

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Kevin Phinney

About me: Kevin Phinney has lived and worked as a writer and editor in Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and New York City. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in El Paso. Phinney attended college in Austin. He has done television work as a reporter and commentator, and is a former host of a weekday drive-time radio show called “Kevin & Kevin in the Morning” on KGSR-FM (now known as Austin City Limits Radio). He is also the author of “Souled American, ” a book tracking race relations in America through music. It was published by BILLBOARD Books, and is often used in college classrooms across the country.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Dallas Daily? Reach out anytime to kevin.phinney@patch.com.


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