Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

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19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15

In which John Green teaches you about various reform movements in the 19th century United States. From Utopian societies to the Second Great Awakening to the Abolition movement, American society was undergoing great changes in the first half of the 19th century. Attempts at idealized societies popped up (and universally failed) at Utopia, OH, NewContinue reading “19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15”

Tucker Carlson Keeps Interviewing a Congressman Who Is Also His Son’s Boss

Carlson keeps forgetting to mention his son Buckley works for GOP Rep. Jim Banks, who was blocked from the Jan. 6 commission by Nancy Pelosi. Hours after the U.S. Capitol was overrun by rioters on January 6, Fox News host Tucker Carlson brought on Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks to discuss the still-unfolding situation, introducing him asContinue reading “Tucker Carlson Keeps Interviewing a Congressman Who Is Also His Son’s Boss”

Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats

GOP officials from D.C. and the states are debating how aggressively to break up red-state cities to maximize the party’s advantage in redistricting. Kentucky’s GOP congressional delegation entered the redistricting cycle with an unusual request for their state legislative counterparts: leave Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth alone. The group, which includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,Continue reading “Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats”

Victims of Christian group tied to Amy Coney Barrett come forward with tales of sexual abuse

In interviews with the Washington Post, women who lived under the watchful eye of a Christian group with direct ties to Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett explained that when they went to leaders of the group to describe incidents of sexual assault, they were denied help or ignored. The report notes that “People of Praise” —Continue reading “Victims of Christian group tied to Amy Coney Barrett come forward with tales of sexual abuse”

‘Eye-popping numbers’: Chicago sues Indiana gun store tied to 850 firearms recovered from crime scenes

The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit Monday against a northern Indiana gun store it  claims is one of the main sources of illicit firearms for the city’s criminal market. Westforth Sports, Inc. in Gary, Indiana, has “engaged in a pattern of illegal sales that has resulted in the flow of hundreds, if not thousands, of illegal firearmsContinue reading “‘Eye-popping numbers’: Chicago sues Indiana gun store tied to 850 firearms recovered from crime scenes”

Indiana lawmakers eliminate fee for handgun carry permits one week after FedEx shooting

Lawmakers voted to nix all handgun carry permit fees as part of their massive two-year budget plan Thursday, just a week after the deadliest mass shooting in Indianapolis in 15 years.  Meanwhile, attempts to strengthen gun control measures in the wake of the FedEx shooting failed in the waning days of the legislature.  Lawmakers previously had madeContinue reading “Indiana lawmakers eliminate fee for handgun carry permits one week after FedEx shooting”

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting browsed white supremacist websites – police

The gunman who killed eight workers at an Indianapolis FedEx facility appeared to browse white supremacist websites about a year before the attack, police said. The attacker, Brandon Hole, also killed himself in last Thursday’s attack, and four of his victims were members of the Sikh religious community. In March 2020, Hole’s family asked policeContinue reading “Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting browsed white supremacist websites – police”

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

 The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said. A trace of the two guns found by investigators at the scene revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indianapolis, legallyContinue reading “Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting”

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