Another Step Toward Climate Apocalypse

The Supreme Court does its bit to make the earth unlivable.

#air-pollution, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

An American’s Murky Path From Russian Propagandist to Jan. 6

Charles Bausman, a former financial executive who runs websites that promote far-right views, recorded footage in the Capitol for a Russian television producer. Soon after, he fled to Moscow as a “political refugee.”

#anti-semitism, #bausman-charles, #connecticut, #hanick-john, #internet-research-agency-russia, #malofeev-konstantin-v, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prigozhin-yevgeny-v, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rt-tv-network, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #russian-orthodox-church, #social-media, #spencer-richard-b-1978, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

The American Flag Belongs to Me, Too, and This Year I’m Taking It Back

Old Glory has become such a strong a feature of Trump rallies that many liberals have all but rejected it.

#flags-emblems-and-insignia, #independence-day-us-july-4, #king-martin-luther-jr, #nashville-tenn, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #southern-states-us

Jan. 6 Panel Explores Links Between Trump Allies and Extremist Groups

Cassidy Hutchinson, the former White House aide, testified that the former president directed his chief of staff to reach out to Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, who had ties to the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys.

#1st-amendment-praetorian, #flynn-michael-t, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #hutchinson-cassidy, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stone-roger-j-jr, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Did Republicans Become So Extreme?

It’s all about resentment of what makes America great.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #orban-viktor, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Leader of the QAnon Conspiracy Theory Returns

Three posts on Friday night signaled the resurfacing of a figure who used a variety of conspiracy theories to marshal support for Donald J. Trump.

#conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #watkins-ron-1987-88

How the Proud Boys Breached the Capitol on Jan. 6: Rile Up the Normies

A Times investigation of court documents, text messages and hundreds of videos shows how the Proud Boys coordinated to instigate multiple breaches of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-visual-investigations

‘So the Traitors Know the Stakes’: The Meaning of the Jan. 6 Gallows

Little is known about how a gallows came to be built near the Capitol, but the motif has become a favorite among right-wing extremists and white supremacists.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #pence-mike, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #violence-media-and-entertainment

Democrats’ Risky Bet: Aid G.O.P. Extremists in Spring, Hoping to Beat Them in Fall

As Democratic leaders warn loudly of right-wing threats to democracy, their campaign arms are meddling in Republican primaries, betting they can help pick easier opponents in November.

#house-majority-pac, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

Jan. 6 Committee Hearing: Heroes and Villains

Even some of the president’s closest allies knew his Big Lie was a lie. But it’s the Jan. 6 congressional committee bringing the truth to light.

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5 Takeaways From the First Jan. 6 Hearing

The committee’s leaders laid out what they described as an intentional scheme with Donald J. Trump at the center. Videotaped testimony showed that key figures surrounding the president didn’t believe the lie of a stolen election.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Racist Researcher Cited in the Buffalo Gunman’s Manifesto

The work of Michael Woodley, a Briton who was cited by the teenager who killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, included pseudoscientific theories that have been used to justify racism.

#belgium, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #colleges-and-universities, #michael-woodley, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #science-and-technology, #vrije-universiteit-brussel

6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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Best- and Worst-Case Outcomes of the Jan. 6 Public Hearings

Ross Douthat and Nicole Hemmer debate what narratives will unfold and how dangerous far-right extremism is in the Republican Party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #constitution-us, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

How to Tell the Squad and the MAGA Caucus Apart

It’s not hard.

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Proud Boys Charged With Sedition in Capitol Attack

An amended federal indictment charged five members of the far-right group, including Enrique Tarrio, its former leader, with seditious conspiracy for their roles in the Jan. 6 assault.

#biggs-joseph-1984, #justice-department, #nordean-ethan, #oath-keepers, #pezzola-dominic, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tarrio-enrique, #treason-and-sedition, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the Proud Boys Gripped the Miami-Dade Republican Party

It was once Jeb Bush’s base of power. But an influx of far-right activists and the radicalization of other members brought turmoil.

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Racist and Violent Ideas Jump From Web’s Fringes to Mainstream Sites

Despite some efforts by the largest tech companies to limit the spread of hateful content, it often remains only a click or two away.

#anti-semitism, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #discord-inc, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mass-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

A Texas School. A Buffalo Store. The Toll of Gun Violence Mounts in the U.S.

America’s leaders are failing in their most basic duty.

#children-and-childhood, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Senators Grasp for a Bipartisan Gun Deal, Facing Long Odds

A group of Republicans and Democrats have begun an urgent set of talks aimed at reaching an elusive compromise on new gun laws. After a decade of failure, can this time be different?

#law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #senate, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Uvalde, Buffalo and the Semiautomatic Weapons That Terrorize Us

Permissive guns laws abet domestic and foreign terrorism.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #terrorism, #united-states

Progressives Can’t Stop Republican Censorship

The right’s political strength matters more.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #corporate-social-responsibility, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hungary, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Group Chat Linked to Roger Stone Shows Ties Among Jan. 6 Figures

The roster of participants highlights how Mr. Stone, the pro-Trump political operative, was involved with a strikingly large number of people who sought to overturn the 2020 election.

#justice-department, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stone-roger-j-jr, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Regulating Online Speech Can Be a Terrible Idea

Both sides are moving too hastily to regulate online speech.

#4chan, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #computers-and-the-internet, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media

Racists Once Scoured This Georgia County. Now It Proves Racists Wrong.

The slow return of diversity to an area that brutally drove out its Black residents has been accompanied by a boom that gives the lie to “Great Replacement” conspiracy theories.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #cumming-ga, #forsyth-county-ga, #minorities, #phillips-patrick-1970, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

House, Acting After Buffalo Rampage, Moves to Combat Domestic Terrorism

Democrats advanced the legislation on a nearly party-line vote, but with Republicans opposed, it faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Madison Cawthorn Show Is Over, and We All Deserve Refunds

Republican politics today rewards acting out, and the soon-to-be ex-congressman from North Carolina made an art of it.

#cawthorn-madison, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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Hochul Vows to Crack Down on Extremist Acts of Violence in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul issued orders to strengthen the state’s “red-flag” law and create new units to target violent extremism online, following the Buffalo shooting that left 10 dead.

#buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #computers-and-the-internet, #discord-inc, #firearms, #gendron-payton-s, #gun-control, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #new-york-state, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

The Right Weaponizes America Against Itself

You cannot defend the ideal of E pluribus unum by deleting pluribus.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #conspiracy-theories, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #population, #religion-and-belief, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states, #united-states-economy

The Buffalo Shooting and the Danger of White Replacement Theory

How replacement theory jeopardizes democracy.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #carlson-tucker, #christchurch-new-zealand, #el-paso-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #mass-shootings, #neo-nazi-groups, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stefanik-elise

Biden Heads to Buffalo to Mourn Shooting Victims

The challenge for a president who came to office preaching unity may be how to take on those preaching hate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mass-shootings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Anne Applebaum on What Liberals Misunderstand About Authoritarianism

The writer discusses what Hannah Arendt’s “The Origins of Totalitarianism” reveals about the fragility of liberal democracy.

#audio-neutral-informative, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #twilight-of-democracy-the-seductive-lure-of-the-authoritarian-state-book, #writing-and-writers

Racist Attack Spotlights Elise Stefanik’s Echo of Replacement Theory

The No. 3 House Republican, who has shifted to the hard right along with her party, has touched on the ideas animating white replacement theory. She is not sorry.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #conspiracy-theories, #house-of-representatives, #mass-shootings, #new-york-state, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stefanik-elise, #whites

From Voodoo to MAGA to Buffalo

How the paranoid style took over the G.O.P.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #immigration-and-emigration, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #taxation, #united-states-politics-and-government

Buffalo Shooting Highlights Rise of Hate Crimes Against Black Americans

The federal data shows a recent spike in assaults, threats and incidents of bias.

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Grief and Anger Sweep Through Buffalo a Day After a Racist Massacre

New details about the accused gunman’s path and past began to emerge, as Gov. Hochul vowed to act on hate speech.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #conklin-ny, #gendron-payton-s, #hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

Justice Thomas Should Take a Long Look in the Mirror

If Justice Thomas is genuinely concerned about the eroding faith in his own institution, the first thing he can do is look in the mirror.

#conservatism-us-politics, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states-politics-and-government

What May’s Primaries Tell Us About the ‘Populism of Resentment’ Shaping the G.O.P.

Two conservative writers discuss Trumpism’s appeal in the Republican Party and what the rise of Senate candidate J.D. Vance can foreshadow for the midterms this fall.

#audio-neutral-informative, #caldwell-christopher, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections, #elections-senate, #french-david-a, #ohio, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

What We’re Watching For in the Nebraska and West Virginia Primaries

Republican voters in the two states will choose nominees for governor and the House in races that pit Trump-backed candidates against rivals supported by each state’s governor.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #herbster-charles-w, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lindstrom-brett-1981, #mckinley-david, #midterm-elections-2022, #mooney-alex-x, #nebraska, #pillen-jim, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

As a ‘Seismic Shift’ Fractures Evangelicals, an Arkansas Pastor Leaves Home

Kevin Thompson thought he would lead his hometown church for the rest of his life. Then came Trump and everything after.

#evangelical-movement, #fort-smith-ark, #ministers-protestant, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

QAnon Joins Vigilantes at the Southern Border

Far-right activists are intercepting migrant children and collecting information about their families, based on an unfounded conspiracy theory that they are falling prey to sex-trafficking rings.

#arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #human-trafficking, #immigration-and-emigration, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

New Evidence Undercuts Jan. 6 Instigator Conspiracy Theory

Recordings released to defense lawyers directly challenge assertions by prominent Republicans that an Arizona man named Ray Epps was a federal informant and helped start the Capitol riot.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #epps-ray-1961, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

What the Leaked Draft on Abortion Reveals About the Supreme Court

What the leaked draft opinion on abortion rights reveals about the Supreme Court.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #constitution-us, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Tucker Carlson Reshaped Fox News — and Became Trump’s Heir

As the host turned a civil war at Fox to his advantage, he found himself at the forefront of the nativist forces transforming conservative politics.

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How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable

A string of setbacks made the pundit flee television, the Republican establishment and even his home. He re-emerged with what may be the most racist, and successful, show in the history of cable news.

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What to Know About Tucker Carlson’s Rise

A Times examination of the host’s career and singular influence at Fox News shows how his trajectory traces the transformation of American conservatism itself.

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Antisemitism Increased Under Trump. Then It Got Even Worse.

The worldwide growth of a social crisis.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-crimes, #hate-speech, #jews-and-judaism, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #zionism

McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6

New audio recordings reveal Kevin McCarthy worried that comments by his far-right colleagues could incite violence. He said he would try to rein in the lawmakers, but has instead defended them.

#boebert-lauren, #brooks-morris-jackson, #cheney-liz, #gaetz-matt, #gohmert-louis-b-jr, #gosar-paul-1958, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Macron’s Win Is Also a Blow to Orban’s Nationalist Crusade in Europe

The Hungarian leader had cast his own victory as the start of a nationalist wave in Europe — one that Marine Le Pen would have joined. Instead, Mr. Macron’s victory in France is a win for the European Union’s approach.

#elections, #european-union, #france, #hungary, #jansa-janez, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #netanyahu-benjamin, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #salvini-matteo, #slovenia, #trump-donald-j