Anuj Shrestha, special to ProPublica
Posted in Analysis Conspiracy theories Right Wing Militias

Oath Keepers in the State House

How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream by Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica October 21, 2021   North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016…

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Posted in Analysis Conspiracy theories QAnon

Why white supremacists and QAnon enthusiasts are obsessed – but very wrong – about the Byzantine Empire

Roland Betancourt, University of California, Irvine Sunday, March 7, 2021   Inspiration for a mob of angry white men?  Getty Images   From Charlottesville to the Capitol, medieval imagery has been repeatedly on show at far-right…

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Evidence used by prosecutors in Steven Carrillo’s case included a patch of the Boogaloo flag on a ballistic vest found in a vehicle registered to him. (United States District Court for the Northern District of California)
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The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.

ProPublica and FRONTLINE have identified more than twenty members with ties to the armed forces. by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE Hours after the attack on the Capitol ended, a group…

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Posted in Politics QAnon Republicans Right Wing Militias

New ‘Treason Caucus’ campaign targets Cruz, Hawley, and others for role in deadly Capitol Insurrection

“If we don’t take action now, Cruz and his band of conspiracy theorists will still maintain power in an office they dishonored and don’t deserve to hold.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Friday, January 29, 2021…

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Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, seeking to intimidate politicians into overturning the presidential election
Posted in Op/Ed Politics Republicans

Death threats and intimidation of public officials signal Trump’s autocratic legacy

by Shelley Inglis, University of Dayton Thursday, January 26, 2021 As the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump approaches, federal officials are investigating threats to attack or kill members of Congress. This comes in the…

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Posted in News QAnon Republicans

GOP appoints Marjorie Taylor Greene—a Sandy Hook Massacre denier—to Education Committee

“The focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday,…

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David Hogg, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida., speaks on the East Front of the Capitol during a rally to organize letters to be delivered to congressional offices calling for an expansion of background checks on gun purchases on Monday, March 25, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted in News QAnon

If someone like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘shoots and kills me,’ says David Hogg, ‘politicize my death’ to strengthen gun laws

The Parkland mass shooting survivor’s comments come as a March 2019 video of Greene chasing after and yelling at him circulates online. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Thursday, January 28, 2021 Mass shooting survivor David Hogg…

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks at a press conference at Corona Plaza in Queens on April 14, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)
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AOC rips Republicans for embracing violence, misogyny, and racism

‘Kevin McCarthy Answers to These QAnon Members’ “No consequences means that they condone it.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, January 28, 2021 Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York late Wednesday offered a damning assessment of…

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Posted in Columns Politics Wade Rathke

Boebert’s Colorado 3rd District isn’t that Safe

by Wade Rathke January 22, 2021 Pearl River ewly-minted Congresswoman Boebert sees herself as the right’s answer to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and the so-called Squad of progressive women in Congress. She unseated five-term Republican representative Scott Tipton…

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Over 500 videos, inside the Capitol Riot: what the Parler videos reveal

The trove of more than 500 videos recovered from a largely pro-Trump social platform provides a uniquely immersive account of the violence and confusion as seen from inside the insurrection. by Alec MacGillis Sunday, January 17,…

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Officials prep for possible inauguration protests at Arizona Capitol

By Ryan Knappenberger,  Cronkite News Friday, January 15, 2021 The Arizona Capitol is surrounded by two rows of chain-link fence and police presence has been increased, as authorities brace for possible violence in response to the…

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Posted in Analysis Democracy Investigations Pro Publica Right Wing Militias

Members of several well-known hate groups identified at Capitol riot

A ProPublica-FRONTLINE review of the insurrection found several noted hardcore nativists and white nationalists who also participated in the 2017 white power rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. by A.C. Thompson and Ford Fischer Saturday, Jan. 9, 10:15…

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Big Tech further mutes President, far right megaphone as demands for Trump removal swell

Google yanked Parler from its app store Friday in light of “continued posting… that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Saturday, January 9, 2021 Amid ongoing calls for President…

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Armed QAnon supporters arrested over alleged plot to attack Philadelphia Convention Center

Local police and the FBI launched an investigation after two men with unlicensed guns who drove from Virginia were arrested near a site of the ongoing vote count in the 2020 election. by Brett Wilkins, staff…

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Posted in Analysis Conspiracy theories Religion The Conversation

How QAnon uses satanic rhetoric to set up a narrative of ‘good vs. evil’

A QAnon supporter waiting to see Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania. Rick Loomis/Getty Images by  Paul Thomas, Radford University Tuesday, October 20 In front of a TV audience on Oct. 15, President Donald Trump…

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Posted in Columns Politics Race for the White House 2020 Wade Rathke

Conspiracies cut both ways in reducing the vote

by Wade Rathke September 27, 2020 Pearl River   The gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson used to have a patented expression as he wrote about everything from Las Vegas to political conventions. He would write, “…and then…

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A woman holds a Trump 2020 flag and a QAnon flag outside of Mankato Regional Airport as President Donald Trump makes a campaign stop on August 17, 2020 in Mankato, Minnesota. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020

Trump panned for giving tacit endorsement of FBI-labeled terror threat QAnon, calling conspiracy group ‘people that love our country’

The president’s comments about the group labeled by the FBI as a domestic terrorism threat came on the same day Facebook restricted thousands of QAnon accounts. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, August 20 On the…

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