Germany Shuts Down Far-Right Clubs That Deny the Modern State

In a first, the federal government banned two clubs with allegiance to the old German Reich. Police raids on members’ homes found weapons, propaganda and narcotics.

nytimes.com/2020/03/19/world/e

Every Day Is Jan. 6 For Donald Trump's 2024 Presidential Campaign

The former president keeps complaining about his last election while vowing to help his supporters who stormed the Capitol.

huffpost.com/entry/donald-trum

"The emerging theme … is not only that he actually won in 2020 and the election was rigged against him, but also … Jan. 6 … riot was an appropriate response. He has made it increasingly clear that he believes that he & his supporters are above the law."

The Far Right Is Getting What It Asked For

With Ye on Infowars and Elon Musk lifting the floodgates on Twitter, the right wing is getting the free-speech thunderdome of its dreams. Or nightmares.

theatlantic.com/technology/arc

This is the price of COVID-19 disinformation: The worst flu season in decades

dailykos.com/story/2022/12/3/2

"But that’s not all. That disinformation is leading directly to the worst flu season in many years, at a time when the U.S. is seeing one of the nastiest flu variants in some time.

The disinformation campaign around COVID-19 has done exactly what anti-vax forces hoped; it has spilled over into a growing resistance to vaccines in general."

North Carolina Power Outages May Stem From Criminal Act, Officials Say

About 38,000 customers were without power in Moore County in outages that a sheriff’s office said was linked to potential vandalism at several sites.

nytimes.com/2022/12/04/us/powe

"About 38,000 people in one county in central North Carolina were without electricity Sunday morning in widespread power outages that the authorities were investigating as 'a criminal occurrence.'"

Trump Calls For 'Termination' Of Constitution Over Elon Musk's 'Twitter Files' Leak

The social media platform's new CEO appears to have allowed messages sent between the company's past executives to be released.

huffpost.com/entry/twitter-fil

How a Jewish Group’s Online Surveillance Uncovered a Synagogue Plot

The Community Security Initiative of the UJA-Federation of New York sounded the alarm that set off the manhunt that ended in two arrests.

nytimes.com/2022/11/22/nyregio

"Early signs of a threat to shoot up a Manhattan synagogue were detected on Friday morning not by law enforcement officials but by an online security analyst working in a Manhattan office building."

False Satanic Rumors Target White House Holiday Decorations

The unveiling of the 2022 holiday decorations at the White House sparked claims that the Bidens intentionally included satanic imagery. This is false; the gilded mirror shown in photos shared online has been in the White House collection since 1946 and was displayed during other presidencies.

factcheck.afp.com/doc.afp.com.

Losing Republican candidate wants Texas House to void results of his race

Mike May, who lost to Houston state Rep. Jon Rosenthal by 6,000 votes, wants the Texas House to order a new election. State law allows such an appeal, but the House hasn’t approved one in more than 40 years.

texastribune.org/2022/12/02/te

Musk Suspends Ye From Twitter After Offensive Image Post. Twitter’s owner pledged to strip moderation down to minimum. Ye tweeted depiction of a swastika embedded in star of David.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Ouster Exposes DeSantis’ ‘Politics-Free’ Schools Hypocrisy

The Florida governor claims politics has no place in the classroom but the ousting of a well-liked school board superintendent proves it is thriving on school boards.

thedailybeast.com/ron-desantis

America is still deeply traumatized — and the midterms didn't fix that

Many voters turned against Trump — and that's good. But beneath that momentary relief, the data is sobering

salon.com/2022/12/01/america-i

"The damage is at once physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, financial, spiritual and political, and is nowhere near being healed or repaired."

“Not just another alternate elector”: Judge identifies GOPer who played central role in Trump plot

Georgia GOP Chairman David Shafer testified he organized fake elector scheme at the direction of Trump's campaign

salon.com/2022/12/01/not-just-

"Shafer and other Trump supporters organized groups of fake electors ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and submitted fake slates of electors for former President Donald Trump in states won by President Joe Biden."

Oath Keepers Leader Convicted of Sedition in Landmark Jan. 6 Case

A jury in federal court in Washington convicted Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right militia, and one of his subordinates for a plot to keep Donald Trump in power.

nytimes.com/2022/11/29/us/poli

Trump’s Dinner Fiasco Was a Win for Fascists Playing the Long Game

His guest, white supremacist Nick Fuentes, is trying to bend conservatism to his will.

motherjones.com/politics/2022/

'Goofball' Arizona supervisors buried for handing Katie Hobbs a 'gift' with refusal to certify win

rawstory.com/kari-lake-katie-h

"Longtime Arizona Central columnist E .J. Montini could barely control his amusement on Tuesday after the two Republican supervisors tasked with certifying the 2022 election results refused to do so even though Republican Kari Lake was the recipient of 58.9 percent of the votes and two other Republicans hold huge voting advantages."

QAnon Leader Inadvertently Outs Himself as a Groomer

QAnon leader Phil Godlewski carried on an inappropriate relationship with a minor that police records suggest turned sexual.

thedailybeast.com/qanon-leader

"Thanks to an ill-conceived defamation lawsuit against a local newspaper, Godlewski has put his conspiracy-theory career at risk by inadvertently prompting the release of more details regarding his case, including lurid text messages and a video of his erect penis."

jfc

Trump Has Been Pushed Back to the White Supremacist Fringe. Is That a Problem for Him?

The last time he spent this much time not denouncing Nazism, he won a presidential election.

slate.com/news-and-politics/20

Trump, Done with Democracy, Calls on Kari Lake to Be ‘Installed’ as Arizona’s Governor

Facing intense GOP pressure, Republican strongholds in Arizona are waiting until the last possible moment to certify their election results

rollingstone.com/politics/poli

The far-right is losing. That’s why America has never been so dangerous.

A spike in antisemitism, violent protests, and politically fueled mass shootings is happening because the U.S. far-right is losing, and lashing out.

inquirer.com/opinion/commentar

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