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Over on NRO, The Three Martini Lunch’s Jim Geraghty argues that maybe — just maybe — conservatives are doing better on the kulturkampf than we’ve credited.
Allow me to throw out a theory, that I’m not entirely sure I believe myself. It came up in a conversation with Liz Sheld last night; think of this assertion as playing Devil’s Advocate: In 2016, the Right is winning the culture wars. […] 1. Notice what Target stores just did [regarding bathrooms]. […] 2. Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show ‘I Am Cait’ just got canceled. […] 3. One can argue whether the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot needed or deserved to be a cultural flashpoint. […] 4. In the past year, hard-line Leftist activists appeared to win every fight on college campuses, demanding “safe spaces,” shouting down contrary voices, intimidating professors and administrators and generally turning universities into temples of Political Correctness, a twisted rejection of free expression and free exchange of ideas. But the New York Times reports that the students forgot one key group that keep the wheels of colleges turning: alumni. […] 5. The University of Missouri, where the high-profile, racially-charged student protests gave the school a reputation that is deterring interest in potential students. [… and] 6. Gawker is shutting down.