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Jun 30, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
When a family member becomes radicalized through online disinformation, it can be impossible to get them back. @AmandaMarcotte sheds light on why radicalization happens & how lawsuits against social media companies are playing a leading role in prevention.… Meet Ann, whose husband underwent a startling transformation after the 2016 election. He fell into conspiracy theories, even connecting Monster Energy Drink to Satanism. This shattered Ann's relationship, leaving her with no choice but to plan her exit strategy.
Mar 16, 2022 14 tweets 6 min read
1/ (thread) #EXCLUSIVE: In part two of a three-part investigation into @Hillsdale, @kathrynajoyce examines #HilldaleCollege’s multifaceted and far-reaching role in shaping and disseminating the ideas and strategies that power the right.… 2/ In 2011, @Hillsdale president Larry Arnn began offering snippets of the institution's curricula to the public with a series of free online courses on subjects like the Constitution, the Bible and, more recently, "American Citizenship and Its Decline."…
Mar 15, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
1/ (thread) #EXCLUSIVE: In part one of a three-part investigation, @kathrynajoyce reveals how @Hillsdale, a small Christian college in southern Michigan, has quietly become one of the most influential entities in conservative politics.… 2/ #Hillsdale, also known as a "citadel of conservatism,” has become a leading force in promoting a conservative and overtly Christian reading of American history and the U.S. Constitution, while combating an education system lost to “liberal interests.”…
Jan 7, 2022 10 tweets 5 min read
How did Liz Cheney become the only Republican to attend the House of Representatives’ Jan. 6 memorial? Let’s explore the actions of a complicit Republican caucus one year after Trump’s attempted coup.… The key allies in Trump’s efforts to undermine the 2020 election, "Trump’s coup accomplices," as @digby56 notes, primarily come from the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus.…
Oct 23, 2020 39 tweets 8 min read
Good evening fellow Twitter captives — this is staff writer @SollenbergerRC, once again finding myself blackmailed into live-tweeting this next short, cacophonous chapter in our unfolding national emergency. Hold on to your butts Trump says 2.2 million people would have died. First, that's if he did nothing. Second, after he learned that number in mid-March, he actually pushed to open up more quickly — by Easter. Here are the remarks where he acknowledges the 2.2 million figure…
Nov 22, 2019 8 tweets 4 min read
ICYMI: The House Intelligence Committee wrapped up a marathon week of #ImpeachmentHearings on Thursday. See what we covered on Day 4 and 5. (1/8) The U.S. Army stepped up protection of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his family after he testified to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. (2/8)…
Feb 6, 2018 10 tweets 4 min read
EXCLUSIVE: New court documents, previously unrevealed emails and secret internal documents reveal a Republican scheme to gerrymander America and undermine our democracy.… In June of 2009, Thomas Hofeller laid out for the first time before Republican state legislators the GOP strategy to reinvent the gerrymander, with a presentation called "Redistricting 2010: Preparing for Success."
Jan 19, 2018 57 tweets 27 min read
See how your Congressional representatives reacted to Trump's "s***hole" comment:… Alabama: