Conspiracy theories

Singer Taylor Swift attends the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden

Attacks on the popular singer help highlight the sheer weirdness of Trump’s GOP.

Feb 5, 2024 / 2021 Year in Review / Jeet Heer

Jonathan Greenblatt attends the 2023 TAAF Annual AAPI CEO Dinner on September 26, 2023 in New York City.

Why the Anti-Defamation League Loves Certain Bigots Why the Anti-Defamation League Loves Certain Bigots

From apartheid South Africa to Elon Musk, defending Israel overrides fighting antisemitism.

Nov 20, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Sound of Freedom

“Sound of Freedom” Is a QAnon Fever Dream “Sound of Freedom” Is a QAnon Fever Dream

The third-biggest movie of the summer is an action thriller about child sex trafficking that eagerly caters to right-wing paranoia.

Aug 7, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Republican Presidential Candidates Speak At The Moms For Liberty Summit

Donald Trump Goes Apocalyptic Donald Trump Goes Apocalyptic

Confronted with a long-overdue legal reckoning, the former president's rhetoric has only gotten more extreme.

Jul 11, 2023 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann

Tucker Carlson

Exit Tucker Carlson Exit Tucker Carlson

May 2, 2023 / Column / Calvin Trillin

QAnon Is the Latest American Conspiracy Theory

QAnon Is the Latest American Conspiracy Theory QAnon Is the Latest American Conspiracy Theory

The rise of the right-wing paranoid fantasy, egged on by Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene, reflects deep currents in American politics.

Feb 6, 2023 / Feature / Chris Lehmann

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at anti-vaccine rally

Why Are So Many People Dying? Reaping the Anti-Vaxx Whirlwind. Why Are So Many People Dying? Reaping the Anti-Vaxx Whirlwind.

Though it was GOP politicians who first came for the Covid vaccines, not all vaccine resistance is partisan—or political.

Jan 6, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

Kanye West in a black hoodie

Ye Is a Right-Wing Tool—and Black People Know It Ye Is a Right-Wing Tool—and Black People Know It

Anti-Semitic hatred has become entangled with many other forms of hatred; Ye is carrying water for all of them.

Jan 10, 2023 / Column / Kali Holloway

What I Learned From the Darkest Corners of the Internet

What I Learned From the Darkest Corners of the Internet What I Learned From the Darkest Corners of the Internet

There’s no path out of our strange, increasingly conspiratorial moment, filled with viral lies and rampant disinformation, without rewriting the algorithms governing our lives.

Dec 27, 2022 / Andy Kroll

Conspiracy Theories Aren’t the Only Thing Motivating Far-Right Voters

Conspiracy Theories Aren’t the Only Thing Motivating Far-Right Voters Conspiracy Theories Aren’t the Only Thing Motivating Far-Right Voters

Globalization and neoliberalism have indeed created hardships for certain communities like blue-collar workers, rural residents, and older voters who have been tempted by the right...

Dec 21, 2022 / John Feffer

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