Glenn Youngkin Appears on Neo-Nazi-Linked Sebastian Gorka’s Show

Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin appeared on Sebastian Gorka’s “America First” radio show in a clip posted to Gorka’s website Monday night. Gorka, a former Trump White House official turned Salem Broadcasting radio host, has a long history of Islamophobic comments, once saying that taking Muslim refugees into America would be a “national suicide.” A Nazi-linked Hungarian group—whose pin GorkaContinue reading “Glenn Youngkin Appears on Neo-Nazi-Linked Sebastian Gorka’s Show”

NC senator demands Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson resign for calling homosexuality ‘filth’

A state senator says Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson should resign for calling homosexuality and transgenderism “filth.” “There’s no debate here,” said Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Mecklenburg County Democrat. “This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable. “Mark Robinson should resign.” Robinson, a Republican, made the comments in June at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove, butContinue reading “NC senator demands Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson resign for calling homosexuality ‘filth’”

School Boards Are Begging the White House to Shield Them From Right-Wing Attacks

“Education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the National School Boards Association wrote in a letter to Joe Biden this week detailing incidents that have unfolded across the country. “Education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the National School Boards Association—the representative body for more than 90,000 school board members in the U.S.—wrote this weekContinue reading “School Boards Are Begging the White House to Shield Them From Right-Wing Attacks”

Wisconsin: Beaver Dam school board member resigns over mask mandate

A Beaver Dam Unified School Board member has resigned, citing safety concerns over his support for mandating masks for students in the district’s schools. Tony Klatt has twice voted in favor of the mask mandate for Beaver Dam school and says he still feels strongly that it was the right decision based on “facts atContinue reading “Wisconsin: Beaver Dam school board member resigns over mask mandate”

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Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits

A Nevada school board member said he had thoughts of suicide before stepping down amid threats and harassment. In Virginia, a board member resigned over what she saw as politics driving decisions on masks. The vitriol at board meetings in Wisconsin had one member fearing he would find his tires slashed. School board members areContinue reading “Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits”

Proud Boys Are Teaming Up With Anti-Maskers to Threaten School Boards Over COVID Mandates

As anti-maskers attack and even attempt to ‘overthrow’ school districts over COVID restrictions, the far-right paramilitary Proud Boys are taking up their cause. Outside a school board meeting in Franklin, Tennessee on Tuesday night, a crowd gathered around masked meeting-goers as they exited the building. “You are child abusers!” one member of the crowd shouted. “There’sContinue reading “Proud Boys Are Teaming Up With Anti-Maskers to Threaten School Boards Over COVID Mandates”

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”

A Texas school district asked a Black principal to remove a photo of him kissing his white wife. Then the community branded him a critical race theory ‘boogeyman.’

Dr. James Whitfield recalled in a Facebook post that his school district once asked him to take down a photo showing him kissing his wife. He told Insider that was just the start of a sustained harassment campaign from local residents. At a tense public meeting in July, residents accused Whitfield of promoting “the conspiracyContinue reading “A Texas school district asked a Black principal to remove a photo of him kissing his white wife. Then the community branded him a critical race theory ‘boogeyman.’”

Texas Senate passes bill that removes requirement to teach Ku Klux Klan as ‘morally wrong’

The change was included in some two dozen curriculum requirements that were dropped in Senate Bill 3. The Texas Senate has voted to pass a bill that would remove a requirement for public school teachers to teach that the Ku Klux Klan is “morally wrong.” The agenda item was included in some two dozen curriculumContinue reading “Texas Senate passes bill that removes requirement to teach Ku Klux Klan as ‘morally wrong’”

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