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Beto O’Rourke and the Privilege of Public Rage

His cathartic reactions to the mass shootings and the subsequent praise demonstrate a power that female politicians do not have

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BBeto O’Rourke is angry. Actually, Beto O’Rourke is pissed off. As a Texan and native El Pasoan his state has been at the center of the last two mass shootings. When asked by…