extremism

Primaries Are Getting More Crowded With Candidates. That’s Good News For Extremists And Bad News For Voters
With votes split among multiple candidates, a candidate may win with a small plurality while being disliked by, or disconnected from, the larger primary electorate.
Where Things Stand: In Milo’s Hiring As MTG’s Intern, Viral Cruelty Remains The Point
This is your TPM evening briefing.

Yes, on its face, it is pathetic and entertaining that the once-relevant, 37-year-old far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos has been hired as an UNPAID intern for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) several years after he was sort of but not really pushed out of his gig at Steve Bannon’s Breitbart for appearing to defend pedophilia.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Abbott said that childcare facilities, youth camps, some professional sports, and bars may now begin to fully or partially reopen their facilities as outlined by regulations listed on the Open Texas website. (Lynda M. Gonzalez/The Dallas Morning News Pool)
Trumpers Wanted Conspiracy Theorist Help On Proposed NSA Effort To Steal Election
A new memo brings the effort close to ItalyGate, which ascribes Biden's 2020 win to an Italian defense contractor using satellites to zap voting machines.
Oath Keepers Are Better Trained Than Other Extremists: Two-Thirds Of Members Are Vets Or Retired Police
Behind the 11 Oath Keepers charged with sedition are many more who have been trained by the U.S. military.
‘They’re Trying To Indict Me’: Rhodes’ Attorney Recounts Pre-Arrest Convo With Oath Keeper Leader
Rhodes' attorney describes what he and his client discussed as the FBI came knocking.
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