Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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William Daniel Johnson has a vision for America. The Los Angeles-based lawyer thinks that the United States will see the creation of a white ethno-state within his lifetime.

“I think Trump’s candidacy is helping move us in that direction,” Johnson said in a Monday phone interview with TPM. “Whether he is elected or not, his candidacy is a big factor in helping destroy this middle-of-the-road Republican mindset.”

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Reporters from Oregon Public Broadcasting witnessed the militiamen currently occupying a federally owned wildlife refuge in rural Oregon using government computers and rifling through office papers, according to a Friday report. Militia leader Ryan Bundy denied to OPB that the group had accessed government information or used the computers, despite the reporters’ eyewitness accounts.

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