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  • German Historians on Frontlines of Politics

    German historians have faced lawsuits for writing about World War II-era crimes by the Wehrmacht, part of a growing culture war in which right-wing Germans seek to deny or diminish the Holocaust and Nazi war crimes.



  • Confronting the Damage of Trumpism

    by David W. Blight

    To rebuild a society and a political system, we must admit that they are broken. Institutionally, America is broken.



  • Feds Say They Thwarted Militia Plot To Kidnap Whitmer

    The FBI announced that it thwarted a conspiracy to kidnap Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer who has drawn attacks from the far right over her advocacy for lockdown policies to stop the spread of COVID-19. 



  • Trump's Call for Freelance Poll-Watchers Summons a Dark History

    by Nicole Hemmer

    In 1981, the Republican National Committee used threatening signs and deployed off-duty officers to polling places in Black and Latino neighborhoods to help win the New Jersey governorship. This is the first presidential election year since the decree expired, making Trump's call for supporters to "watch the polls" ominous. 



  • The Militia Menace

    by Tom Mockaitis

    The time has come to stop mincing words about militias and other far-right extremist groups. They are at best-armed vigilantes and at worst domestic terrorists acting on behalf of a racist ideology 



  • US Cables: Colombia’s Ex-President Suspected Of Militia Ties

    The National Security Archive has publicized documents from the George W. Bush administration which show the US government was well aware of ties between Colombian president Alvaro Uribe and right-wing paramilitary groups that the US had identified as terrorist groups. 



  • What We Don't Understand About Fascism

    by Victoria de Grazia

    It is less useful to draw comparisons between today's right-wing politics and past fascist parties than it is to understand how broad crisis in society resembles the conditions from which fascism arose. 



  • The Militias Against Masks

    After its emergence in the 1990s, the Michigan militia movement was dormant until the Obama years. The state's COVID lockdowns have brought a mix of libertarians, racists and anti-government radicals into a prominent public role again.