US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist

Turning Point USA’s list gains fresh attention after it expands and some notice it disproportionately names academics of color Kellie Carter Jackson, an associate professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, had never received hate mail before. Then, in June 2020, she wrote an article about the George Floyd protests, addressing the role of riotsContinue reading “US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist”

Tennessee teen talking about grandma who died of Covid heckled by adults at school board meeting

Grady Knox was telling a personal story about his grandmother’s death to argue for mask mandates when adults in the crowd told him to “shut up” and laughed. A Tennessee teenager who was mocked by adults as he defended masks by explaining his grandmother died of Covid-19 called the moment “complete insanity.” Grady Knox, aContinue reading “Tennessee teen talking about grandma who died of Covid heckled by adults at school board meeting”

Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt

It sure looks as if Jan. 6, and the entire Trump presidency, were planned and funded by oligarchs in the shadows Donald Trump and his allies and followers were involved in a conspiracy against American democracy, the Constitution, the general welfare and the rule of law. Trump may have been president by title, but not in spirit orContinue reading “Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt”

Let’s talk about the reaction to Juneteenth – Beau of the Fifth Column

Fox News caught trying to pass off GOP operatives as parents “concerned” about critical race theory

A new report sheds light on the backgrounds of the nearly dozen anti-CRT guests featured on Fox News Fox News failed to disclose to their audience that nearly a dozen guests billed as parents panicked by what they misleadingly label critical race theory being taught to their young children in school are also professional Republican operatives,Continue reading “Fox News caught trying to pass off GOP operatives as parents “concerned” about critical race theory”

Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats

FEC investigation failed to uncover link to Rally Forge, a firm with close ties to Turning Point USA A digital marketing firm closely linked to the pro-Trump youth group Turning Point USA was responsible for a series of deceptive Facebook ads promoting Green party candidates during the 2018 US midterm elections, the Guardian can reveal. In anContinue reading “Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats”

Capitol rioter accused of hitting cops with fire extinguisher came to D.C. on a Charlie Kirk bus

A rioter accused of attacking police officers with a fire extinguisher during the insurrection at the Capitol in January reportedly traveled to Washington, D.C. on a bus provided by Turning Point Action (TPA). An offshoot organization of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the student group founded by conservative Charlie Kirk, TPA organized transport to the Jan.Continue reading “Capitol rioter accused of hitting cops with fire extinguisher came to D.C. on a Charlie Kirk bus”

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