Tag: Far Right

Elite Conservatives Have Taken an Awfully Weird Turn

Among Americans more generally, the right-wing embrace of Putin is dismally unpopular: Just 6 percent U.S. adults have a positive opinion of the Russian president, the Pew Research Center found this year. Meanwhile, the “MAGACommunism” movement has combined American nationalism with praise for another authoritarian leader despised by most Americans, China’s Xi Jinping. Alienating mainstream […]

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Right-Wing Media Responds to Colorado Springs Shooting by Doubling Down on Anti-LGBTQ Hate

Jack Smith, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief to the DOJ’s public integrity section, will guide the investigation into Trump’s possession of classified documents after leaving the White House, and whether he obstructed the government’s initial investigation into the case. Smith will also look into Trump and his allies’ efforts to interrupt the transfer […]

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‘Kanye Was Rite’: Jewish Cemetery Vandalized With Swastikas

Am Echod Jewish Cemetery in Waukegan, Ill. (Google Maps) More than three dozen headstones at a Jewish cemetery in a Chicago suburb were vandalized over the weekend with messages referencing Nazis and the musician Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, who has gone on a number of antisemitic tirades in recent weeks.  Advertisement Sixteen headstones […]

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Steven Crowder and Others Urge Election Denialist Kari Lake Not to Concede

Gabbard’s shift to the right is not surprising. Beyond appearing at CPAC this year, she has found a home in right-wing media for some time. There, she has focused less on bringing conservatives closer to her, and more on bringing herself closer to them—criticizing the impeachment inquiry into former President Donald Trump as “partisan,” complaining […]

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Right Before the Elections, Stephen Crowder Says “Peaceful Transfer of Power” Is Overrated

By Tuesday, Irving was not made available to the media. “We don’t want to cause more fuss right now…Let’s let him simmer down,” said Nets general manager Sean Marks. The following day, Irving, the Nets, and the Anti-Defamation League released a joint statement saying Irving and the Nets would each donate $500,000 towards organizations working […]

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Right Before the Election, Stephen Crowder Says “Peaceful Transfer of Power” Is Overrated

The biggest individual billionaire donor this election was George Soros, who gave $128 million to the liberal super PAC Democracy II. But his total contribution was edged out by the combined total of donations from the second- and third-place donors, Richard Uihlein and Ken Griffin, who gave $67.3 million and $66.1 million respectively to several […]

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Report: “Death to Arabs” Was the Chant at the HQ of the “Star” of the Israeli Elections

Gabbard has also endorsed Illinois gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey, Utah Senate incumbent Mike Lee, candidate for Washington’s third congressional district Joe Kent, and candidate for Michigan’s third congressional district John Gibbs (an election denialist who in the past suggested that women should not have the right to vote). Gabbard’s shift is not surprising. Beyond appearing […]

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Trump Won’t Stop Boosting Debunked Conspiracy Theories About Pelosi Attack

Former U.S President Donald Trump speaks at a ‘Save America’ rally on October 22, 2022 in Robstown, Texas (Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday boosted wild conspiracy theories about the violent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, just hours after the FBI filed court documents that directly debunked those same bogus […]

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Italy’s New Leaders Insist They Aren’t Fascists. Their Treatment of Roma People Says Otherwise.

Salvini’s exploitation of the “nomad camps” issue illustrates how politicians scapegoat Roma, particularly as the issue itself arose from a government policy of moving Roma into public housing projects. “What they then did was completely neglect them for the next 15 to 20 years, to the point where most of them now are overcrowded; they […]

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Man Accused of Attacking Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Left Trail of Far-Right Hate

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (R) and Paul Pelosi arrive for the Recording Academy and Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 25, 2020.  (Photo by MARK RALSTON /AFP via Getty Images) The man who allegedly broke into Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home […]

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The Political Establishment Is Giving Antisemites a Pass

It’s as if the media elite has learned nothing from 2016, or 2020, or even 2021.  It’s all just an infinite loop of laughter and forgetting, with well-heeled political reporters breezily dismissing calls for political violence and misrule with cheerful, “Well it’s certainly interesting that this incredibly powerful person said this thing” quote-tweets. It is […]

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The University of Austin Goes to Hungary

A self-described liberal who “can’t stand Republicans,” Boghossian considers the left-right divide to hold little explanatory power. “It’s no longer liberal versus conservative. It’s become authoritarian versus anti-authoritarian,” he said during a recent interview with a representative of MCC. “It’s become people like myself, who value the liberty of others, and the people who want […]

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She Planned a Drag Event For Her Bakery. Now the Far-Right Stalks and Harasses Her.

Far-right protesters have regularly targeted the UpRising Bakery & Cafe since they started hosting drag shows. Photo via UpRising Bakery’s Facebook. It was early evening in August, around 5 p.m., and Corrina Bendel-Sac, 31, was closing up at the bakery she runs at a strip mall in Lake of the Hills, an Illinois suburb.  She […]

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Glenn Youngkin Enlists in the Republican Governors’ War on Trans Kids

Today, governors are just going for it: Greg Abbott in Texas directed the state’s child protection agencies to investigate the parents of trans kids, after the state legislature rejected a proposed law defining gender-affirming care as child abuse; Ron DeSantis in Florida appointed health administration officials who went around the state legislature to ban Medicaid […]

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“Libs of TikTok” and the Right’s Embrace of Anti-LGBTQ Violence

These may be actors on the political fringe, and the tech-driven aspects of this terror campaign have sometimes been interpreted to minimize its “real-world” impact. But the narrative of LGBTQ rights being cover for child abuse is not just fodder for the far-right clout-chasers of social media like Raichik and Posobiec; it has been weaponized […]

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It Matters That Joe Biden Used the F-Word

I do not hope to provide a comprehensive scheme for discerning fascists for non-fascists. Fascism, after all, is not merely a political program. In more modern language, fascism is also a vibe. It is ultra-nationalistic in nature, with adherents fantasizing about the return to a national idyll that supposedly existed in the hazy recent past. […]

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Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Hater Ben Shapiro Got His Ass Handed To Him By Someone Who Pointed Out That He Had Over $20K Of PPP Loan Debt Forgiven

Right-wing chronic grump Ben Shapiro has no sympathy for student loan debtors, so how’s that working out for him in light of his forgiven federal loan? Yes, that’s what’s going on here. If we back up a minute, Shapiro bit himself in the butt, too, when he started complaining about <a title href="https://uproxx.com/viral/student-loan-borrowers-react-biden-plan/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>reports […]

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The Right-Wing Christian Sect Plotting a Political Takeover

In order to understand the movement trying to take over the U.S. today, we need to go back to 1947, when a small movement known as the New Order of the Latter Rain began praying and fasting in Saskatchewan, Canada, which took on the established Pentecostal authority, not even 50 years old. Latter Rain leaders […]

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A Grassroots Anti-Environmentalist Movement Grows in Oregon

This past April, Timber Unity hosted a gubernatorial debate for 11 Republican primary candidates, at which candidate Brandon Merritt encouraged the crowd to chant, “Let’s go, Brandon,” and questions focused on the declining timber industry. During the primary season, the group endorsed 16 County Commission candidates. Sanchez, the PAC co-director, did not yet know as […]

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CPAC’s Four-Day Sermon of Unrelenting Fear Has Set Trumpism on a New Path

And what about the youth? “We have to finally and completely smash the radical left’s corrupt education establishment,” he vows. School prayer and the Bible are in, drag shows and the acknowledgment of trans people are out. “We need to implement strict prohibitions on teaching inappropriate racial, sexual, and political material to America’s schoolchildren in […]

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