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President Trump was making a speech at the Eclipse on January 6th in 2021 in Washington DC, USA.

Trump’s Criminal Intent — Day Nine

by Jonathan Alter | Nov 1, 2022 | Election 2020, Politics

It has been three months since the last January 6th Committee hearing — a lifetime in the theater of politics — so it was only natural that members opted to use Day Nine to offer a refresher course on how Donald Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election and end American democracy. In doing so, they finally […]

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Donald Trump standing with the Israeli flag

The Right Normalizes Anti-Semitism

by Charlie Sykes | Nov 1, 2022 | Politics, Race

Perhaps the frog wasn’t boiled after all. Maybe it was just exhausted. How else to explain the flaccid reaction this week to American conservativism’s casual normalization of anti-Semitism? It’s been two weeks since the former president blasted out his complaint about ungrateful Jews. The implicit threat got no points for subtlety. Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO […]

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Pro-abortion protesters in front of the Supreme Court building

Backgrounder on Barre Seid, the Billionaire Extremist who Enabled Leonard Leo to Stack the Court and Overturn Roe

by Lisa Graves | Oct 31, 2022 | Legal Affairs, Politics

On August 22nd of this year, the New York Times reported that a secretive Chicago industrialist named Barre Seid had transferred more than $1.6 billion into the control of Leonard Leo, to whom Donald Trump outsourced the packing of the U.S. Supreme Court. (For more on that court-packing, check out Jim Hightower’s piercing series on Leo.) That story by […]

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Dave Troy

The Wide Angle

by | Oct 16, 2022 | Opinion, Politics, The Wide Angle

In June, The Washington Spectator published my long-form investigation into the complicated history behind the January 6th insurrection, Paranoia on Parade. Covering nearly a century, the piece was the result of several years worth of collaborative research, looking into root causes and obscure movements that busy reporters at our daily papers understandably have little time […]

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Steve Bannon

“Burn and Rave at Close of Day”: The New MAGA Military and Steve Bannon’s Hundred-Year Reich

by George Black | Sep 9, 2022 | Politics

In this article, the second in his two-part series for the Spectator on the far right and the military, George Black examines the emergence of a new movement of far-right MAGA veterans and the scope of their political ambitions. His earlier piece focused on the right-wing assault on the “woke military” and its potential to […]

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Artists Rally for Equality and Inclusion in Tennessee

March 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN

Presented by Live Nation

Featuring Allison Russell, Amanda Shires, Brittany Howard, Brothers Osborne, Hayley Williams, Hozier, Jake Wesley Rogers, Jason Isbell, Joy Oladokun, Julien Baker, Maren Morris, Mya Byrne, Sheryl Crow, The Rainbow Coalition Band, Yola and more TBA

A Benefit Concert for Tennessee Equality Project, Inclusion Tennessee, OUTMemphis and The Tennessee Pride Chamber in Partnership With Looking Out Foundation


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