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How I Got The DSA Caught Up In A Two Minutes Hate On Fox News

This past Sunday, after a meeting of citywide leadership to debate various resolutions and proposals ahead of the chapter’s convention later this month, about two dozen members of the New York City branch of the Democratic Socialists of America adjourned to Churchill’s, a bar in Midtown blocks away from the donated…

The Fascist Right Is Bloodied and Soiled The Fascist Right Is Bloodied and Soiled

Recently, on a cold, gray Monday afternoon in East Lansing, Michigan, about 500 militant anti-fascists gathered in a parking lot with the intention of stopping Richard Spencer, the high-profile white nationalist, from speaking at Michigan State University. Spencer had not been asked to come by any student group on…

Prominent White Nationalist Matthew Heimbach Charged With Felony Domestic Battery Prominent White Nationalist Matthew Heimbach Charged With Felony Domestic Battery

Barely a week after brawling with antifascists outside a Richard Spencer speaking event at Michigan State University, Matthew Heimbach, chairman of the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Worker Party, has been charged with domestic battery.

Rebekah Mercer Is Full of Shit Rebekah Mercer Is Full of Shit

This Wednesday, in a Valentine’s Day gift to campaign finance nerds the world over, Rebekah Mercer, the mysterious daughter of mysterious billionaire Robert Mercer, wrote a short essay for the Wall Street Journal responding to unspecified “sensational fantasies” and “absurd smears.” It is, essentially, a press release…

The New York Times Just Hired (and Immediately Unhired) a Nazi Sympathizer The New York Times Just Hired (and Immediately Unhired) a Nazi Sympathizer

On Tuesday, the New York Times editorial board announced the hiring of Quinn Norton, a technology reporter and commentator who has written in praise of a German Nazi, defended the reputation of neo-Nazi hacker Weev, and used racial and homophobic slurs on social media.

The Best Advice I Got From Awl Editors, Ranked

I wrote a lot of stories for The Awl and read many more published under its aegis; I could not even begin to measure its influence on me, though it is probably matched by that of its rougher and slightly more psychotic older cousin. Soon it will be dead, and that’s fine. It happens! It’s sad, but it’s fine.

How Did a White Supremacist Get a Job as an Equal Employment Officer? How Did a White Supremacist Get a Job as an Equal Employment Officer?

Sutton Whitfield LLC, a Maryland-based technology recruitment firm, “provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment,” according to a statement published on its website, “without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.”

Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note

The New York Times published a profile over the weekend of an Ohio man named Tony Hovater, a co-founder of the white supremacist Traditionalist Worker Party. The piece, by reporter Richard Fausset, was meant to say something profound about the banality of evil—This man shops for groceries! He has a Twin Peaks tattoo!…

This Is What It Looks Like When the President Asks People to Snitch on Their Neighbors This Is What It Looks Like When the President Asks People to Snitch on Their Neighbors

In April, the Trump Administration launched what it called the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) hotline, with a stated mission to “provide proactive, timely, adequate, and professional services to victims of crimes committed by removable aliens.” But internal logs of calls to VOICE obtained by Splinter…

What The Heck Is Going On At Tottenham Hotspur? What The Heck Is Going On At Tottenham Hotspur?

On Thursday, just three days before Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League season opener and three weeks before the summer transfer window closes, the worst newspaper in England published a shocking interview with Tottenham’s 27-year-old star left back Danny Rose, horrifying Spurs supporters the world over.

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God

In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to advance a new platform called “For the Health of a Nation

Navy Officials Knew Drowning Pool Was Used to Torture Detainees When They Invited the Band to Guantánamo Navy Officials Knew Drowning Pool Was Used to Torture Detainees When They Invited the Band to Guantánamo

When the U.S. Navy invited the alt-metal band Drowning Pool to perform at a Guantánamo Bay Fourth of July celebration earlier this summer, the booking sparked an uproar: The band’s abrasive song “Bodies”—along with the music of other artists—had been played at extremely high volume to torture former Guantánamo…

Pruitt Pal Robert Murray's Coal Mines Sound Like Terrible Places to Work Pruitt Pal Robert Murray's Coal Mines Sound Like Terrible Places to Work

Coal mining: Extremely dangerous! Especially when your boss lies to the government about safety records.

Andrew Cuomo Is Still a Fucking Snake Andrew Cuomo Is Still a Fucking Snake

Here is how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo works: He is a coward, asserting responsibility only to defer it, every action a bureaucratic mirage of committees and task forces; manufacturing crises only to emerge as the hero once again; finding ways to make fait accompli look like the product of his own political genius…

Koch Brothers' Former Right-Hand Man's New Gig: Helping Reactionaries Dismantle the Constitution Koch Brothers' Former Right-Hand Man's New Gig: Helping Reactionaries Dismantle the Constitution

Congratulations are in order for Jim DeMint: Saying that his move signals a “new mission” for the Tea Party, the former senator has gone from presiding over one of the most well-funded institutions in the dark-money ecosystem to advising one of the most radical. DeMint, the Republican who retired from the Senate in…

The Magic Of Mauricio Pochettino The Magic Of Mauricio Pochettino

Later today, with six games left in the Premier League season and a mere four points separating them at the top of the table, the two best teams in England—Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur—will meet at Wembley for the semi-final of the FA Cup. Narratives abound.

El gabinete de Donald Trump cursa estudios bíblicos con un sacerdote de extrema derecha  El gabinete de Donald Trump cursa estudios bíblicos con un sacerdote de extrema derecha 

La mañana del 5 de abril, El Secretario de Energía estadounidense, Rick Perry, se dirigió al Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, según una copia de su agenda que Fusion obtuvo. Ahí Perry participó en una sesión de “estudios sobre la Biblia para los miembros del gabinete”. La agenda de ese día no dice quien más…

The Trump Cabinet Has Its Own Weekly Far-Right Bible Study Group The Trump Cabinet Has Its Own Weekly Far-Right Bible Study Group

First thing in the morning on April 5, before a meeting chaired by Representative John Shimkus and another with the Solar Energy Industry Association, Energy Secretary Rick Perry headed to the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a copy of Perry’s schedule obtained by Fusion. There, Perry was…

Right-Wing Billionaires Are Buying Themselves a New Constitution Right-Wing Billionaires Are Buying Themselves a New Constitution

Days before the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as protests at Standing Rock intensified and the costliest wildfire in United States history burned across Big Sur, some 150 current and former state legislators gathered in Colonial Williamsburg for a weekend of role play—to debate amendments to…

Trump's Healthcare Tweets Appear to Violate Anti-Propaganda Rules Trump's Healthcare Tweets Appear to Violate Anti-Propaganda Rules

The president’s supporters enjoy him because he frequently “speaks his mind,” especially on Twitter, openly and without regard for “political correctness” or the “truth.” On Thursday, however, the carefree tweeting style of the president and his aides were in clear and unambiguous conflict with statutory prohibitions…

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