American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase.
John HendricksonGood day to revisit @AdrienneLaF's definitive Q piece:
"Many of the people most prone to believing conspiracy theories see themselves as victim-warriors fighting against corrupt and powerful forces. They share a hatred of mainstream elites."
The world is used to loathing America, admiring America, and fearing America (sometimes all at once). But pitying America? That one is new.
John HendricksonToday is a great day to read @TomMcTague's brilliant new essay:
"Almost everyone I spoke to agreed that the Trump presidency has been a watershed not just for the U.S. but for the world itself: It is something that cannot be undone."
In a church parking lot today, Virginia Republicans will decide the future of their party.
John HendricksonBuried nugget in this @emmaogreen story about what happened in Virginia last night:
All of this may end up putting a relatively safe Republican seat in jeopardy in the general election.
I spent four years embedded with the “alt-right.” Here’s what I learned.
John HendricksonAmazing work from @DanielLombroso:
"Spencer swears he’ll lead the white-nationalist revolution—until it’s more comfortable for him to move home to live with his wealthy mother in Montana."
Senator Cory Gardner’s political relationship with the president reads like a tawdry romance novel.
John HendricksonIn 2016 Cory Gardner:
-called Trump a “buffoon”
-left the RNC rather than watch him receive the nomination
-called for him to drop out after the Access Hollywood tape
-said he would write in Pence’s name on the ballot.
Elizabeth Warren spoke with Edward-Isaac Dovere about losing her brother Donald Reed Herring to COVID-19.
John Hendrickson.@ewarren: "What were their last days like? Were they afraid? Were they cold? Were they lonely? That is a kind of grief that is new to all of us. And my brothers won’t get over this. They just won’t. None of us will."