Donald Trump deploys conspiracy theory as a political mobilizing tool designed to capture anger at the liberal establishment, to legitimize racial resentment and to unite voters who feel oppressed by what they see as a dominant socially progressive culture. From: Opinion | Why Conspiracy Theories Flourish in Trump’s America – The New York Times No,… Continue reading Conspiracy theories have been a core organizing feature of the modern GOP for the past half century.
The Washington Post recently published an article on the newest Right wing conspiracy, WRT. White replacement theory. Last December, the Associated Press and NORC conducted a large national poll examining conspiratorial ideas including this one. They found that nearly half of Republicans agree to at least some extent with the idea that there’s a deliberate… Continue reading Defunding versus Replacing: why are they being covered so differently?
Trump Russia isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s the finding of 17 intelligence agencies. There are public documents explaining the current findings. There are independently verifiable claims. The investigations will make reports public. The investigation is being carried out by agencies and committees that have carried out similar investigations before. It isn’t being done any differently… Continue reading It isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s the finding of 17 intelligence agencies
We now know that in 2004 Gonzales and Andy Card raced to the hospital to try to get a very sick John Ashcroft to certify the legality of the president’s secret NSA surveillance program going over the head of Comey, the acting attorney general while Ashcroft was ill. When Ashcroft refused to override Comey, the… Continue reading It’s only illegal when the president agrees it’s illegal
By appearing on the hood of Conz’s car, the Rite will reach millions of viewers during ESPN’s race coverage. (Up to 30 million “impressions” per race—a figure that calculates the number of people watching, and the number of times a portion of the car appears on screen.) “The NASCAR demographics fit our demographics,” says Dodd.… Continue reading The Masons make a bid for NASCAR