THE RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT

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The Confederacy Votes for A White Supremacist—Is That News?

Steve Houghton-Burnett

Ron Jacobs

November 4, 2021

"It’s one freaking election. One in an off-off year in a state that was once the capital of the Confederacy. A right-wing multimillionaire who attacked the book of a Nobel Prize winner as if it were a pornographic snuff film being shown as an after-school special barely beat the corporate hack who was a former governor."

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November 24, 2021

In Harms Way: The Car Becomes the Weapon

Chris Creese for The Boston Globe

Jess Bidgood, Globe Staff

October 31, 2021

"Demonstrators around the country have been injured and killed by vehicle rammings, but there’s been precious little justice. And new laws could make accountability even scarcer."

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November 24, 2021

A Pentagon definition for extremism is imminent

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Meghann Myers

October 25, 2021

"A progress report from the Defense Department’s Countering Extremism Working Group is about three months late, but it’s nearly done, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told Military Times on Monday."

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November 24, 2021

Study: Indigenous tribes lost 99% of land to colonization

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Mark Armao

October 28, 2021

"A team of researchers published a study on Thursday confirming what Indigenous people already knew: The colonization of North America resulted in near-total land loss for the continent’s original inhabitants."

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November 24, 2021

DoJ reaches $88m settlement with families of Charleston shooting victims

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Maya Yang

October 28, 2021

"Lawsuit accused federal agencies of faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase a gun"

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November 24, 2021

2 neo-Nazi group members, including US Army veteran, sentenced to prison

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Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press

October 28, 2021

"GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members were sentenced on Thursday to nine years in prison each in a case that highlighted a broader federal crackdown on far-right extremists."

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November 24, 2021

Wall Street Journal reporters object while opinion section prints Trump's letter to the editor

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Brian Stelter

October 28, 2021

"The Wall Street Journal's Opinion section published a lengthy letter to the editor from Donald Trump on Wednesday that was full of the former US president's debunked claims and conspiratorial falsehoods about the election he lost last year."

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November 24, 2021

Not in Our Town: Ephrata, PA Says No to Extremists

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Suzy Wurtz

October 29, 2021

"Life in Ephrata is not easy for working-class families. Our town of about 14,000 people in southeastern Pennsylvania has a poverty rate close to 12% and a per capita income of just above $28,000 a year. People know what it’s like to struggle to keep food on the table, and a roof over their heads."

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November 24, 2021

On the Fascist Stench That Hangs Over this Still-Trumped Land

Colin Lloyd

Paul Street

October 24, 2021

Next December readers will be able to purchase my next book This Happened Here: Amerikaners, Neoliberalism, and the Trumping of America, 2017-2021. Completed in June of this year, the volume ends on a somber note, quoting the centrist Atlantic editor Jeffrey Golbderg’s June 14th reflection (ominously titled “The Capitol Riot was Prologue”) on how the “dismal dollar Democrats” (that’s my language, not Goldberg’s) will likely cede full national power back to the neofascist Republicans in 2022 and 2024. “And then,” Goldberg writes, “the four horsemen will certainly ride.”

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November 24, 2021

FBI failed to act on tips of likely violence ahead of Capitol attack – report

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Reuters in Washington

October 31, 2021

"The FBI and other key law enforcement agencies failed to act on a host of tips and other information ahead of 6 January that signaled a potentially violent event might unfold that day at the US Capitol, the Washington Post reported on Sunday."

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November 24, 2021

THE ATTACK - BEFORE/DURING/AFTER

Washington Post

Washington Post

October 31, 2021

"The Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol was neither a spontaneous act nor an isolated event."

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November 24, 2021

I Tried to Redpill My Son With These Far-Right Children’s Books

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EJ Dickson

October 30, 2021

"Jack Posobiec and Dan Crenshaw are trying to force conservatism down kids’ throats with heavy-handed allegories told through cartoon animals. Will it work?"

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November 22, 2021