National Guard soldiers patrol the Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C., on March 6. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
Posted in Analysis Investigations Pro Publica

6 Questions officials still haven’t answered after weeks of hearings on the Capitol attack

More than 15 hours of testimony failed to answer fundamental questions about the Capitol attack. Among them: Why national security officials responded differently to BLM protesters than to Trump supporters.   by Joaquin Sapien and Joshua…

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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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Posted in Analysis Investigations Pro Publica Voter suppression

After a wave of violent threats against election workers, Georgia sees few arrests

For nearly a year, election administrators across the country weathered the pandemic while facing attacks and threats — leading many officials to resign or retire. In Georgia, little was done to prevent it from happening again….

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Posted in News Right Wing Militias

‘Looks like Trump wasn’t playing around’: President was told Pence in danger just minutes before twitter attack on VP

Latest revelation could be put to use by Democratic impeachment managers. And as one observer put it, “When the jurors are also witnesses, strange things happen.” by Jon Queally, staff writer Thursday, February 11, 2021 Revelations…

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Posted in Analysis Politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene and the death of the public political apology

by Edwin Battistella, Southern Oregon University Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Is ‘expressing regrets’ the equivalent of sticking air quotes around apologies?  Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images When Georgia representative and sometime QAnon enthusiast Marjorie…

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Posted in News Republicans Voter suppression

GOP introduces 100+ voter suppression bills just since beginning of 2021

“Democrats have a clear choice. They can get rid of the filibuster to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act to stop GOP voter suppression, or they can allow the…

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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)
Posted in Analysis Pro Publica Right Wing Militias

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 Accountability Analysis QAnon

‘There must be consequences for her actions’: demands for Marjorie Taylor Greene’s removal grow

“Marjorie Taylor Greene is a seditious, hateful, QAnon-supporting, racist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic congresswoman and she deserves to be expelled from the House.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Saturday, January 30, 2021 Demands that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene…

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Posted in Dark Money Investigations News

Text Messages Show Top Trump Campaign Fundraiser’s Key Role Planning the Rally That Preceded the Siege

Caroline Wren, a Trump fundraiser, is listed as a “VIP Advisor” in a National Park Service permit for the Jan. 6th rally at the Ellipse. Text messages and a planning memo show the title downplays the…

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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)
Posted in News QAnon Republicans Right Wing Militias

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 Analysis Right Wing Militias

Inside the secret chat where far-right extremists devised their post-Capitol plans

“This Is War” Chats from a private Telegram group obtained by ProPublica show how a suspect tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection tried to organize a self-styled militia. The hidden proliferation of such groups worries experts….

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Posted in News QAnon

Report reveals racist conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene showed support for murdering Democrats

“We’re trending towards ‘execute our opponents’ as [a] not entirely fringe GOP… position,” tweeted one prominent journalist. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 9:32 p.m. – MST Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene—a freshman…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Recruiting techniques for extremists and supremacists

by Wade Rathke January 26, 2021 New Orleans    In the wake of the January 6th days of rage at the US Capitol there’s a lot of buzz about the rise of rightwing extremists. The head…

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Posted in Accountability Democracy News Race for the White House 2020

John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-conspirators and should not sit in judgment of Trump

AOC: “Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5” by Common Dreams staff On Friday evening Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial…

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Posted in Columns Hightower

The other Capitol mob

Much to the embarrassment of major corporations, their political donations were traced to the mayhem of January 6. By Jim Hightower January 20, 2021 You can’t poke into any issue in Congress without stumbling over sacks…

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Posted in Analysis Right Wing Militias

Global right-wing extremism networks are growing. The U.S. is just now catching up.

White supremacists are building international networks to spread their violent ideology. Efforts at transatlantic counterterrorism cooperation hit an obstacle: the politics of the Trump Administration. by Sebastian Rotella  Friday, January 22, 2021 During the past two…

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Posted in News Right Wing Militias

135 Civil Rights groups oppose new domestic terrorism statutes, say tackle far-right violence with existing laws

“Members of Congress should not reinforce counterterrorism policies, programs, and frameworks that are rooted in bias, discrimination, and denial or diminution of fundamental rights like due process.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Echoing the concerns expressed…

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Posted in Insurrection 2021

The radicalization of Kevin Greeson

How one man went from attending President Barack Obama’s inauguration to dying in the mob protesting Donald Trump’s election loss during the Capitol insurrection. by Connor Sheets, AL.com This article was produced in partnership with AL.com_,…

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Posted in Civil Rights Democracy News

Warning against further erosion of civil liberties, Tlaib leads charge against new domestic terrorism laws

“While many may find comfort in increased national security powers in the wake of this attack, we must emphasize that we have been here before and we have seen where that road leads.” by Kenny Stancil,…

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Posted in Analysis Democracy Right Wing Militias

Police, soldiers bring lethal skill to militia campaigns against US government

Militia members associated with the Three Percenters movement conducting a military drill in Flovilla, Ga., in 2016, days after Trump’s election. After his 2020 defeat, Three Percenters were involved in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at…

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