Veterans group presses state and local prosecutors to go after far-right Patriot Front

A military veterans organization is calling on prosecutors to get more aggressive with the Patriot Front, a far-right, white supremacist group that has been marching in cities across the country, arguing existing laws provide the authority needed to bring criminal charges against its members.

Task Force Butler, an organization founded by U.S. Army veteran Kristofer Goldsmith with the tagline “Veterans Fighting Fascism,” published a report this week that identifies members of the Patriot Front and specifies criminal statutes it says can be used against them.

NBC

Biden warns U.S. faces powerful threat from anti-democratic forces (MAGAts)

Biden, in prime-time address, says Trump and “MAGA Republicans” are mounting a dangerous attack on the country’s values, and Americans must fight back.

President Biden delivered a forceful address Thursday on what he called a dangerous assault on American democracy, warning that “too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal” as “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”

Washington Post

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The former president’s activity on his social network, Truth Social, openly promotes far-right and conspiratorial ideas that are usually confined to corners of the internet.

NY Times

The Beer Hall Project – Never Forget Jan. 6

Jan. 6, 2021, provided the fuel for a new project. The insurrection, an attempted coup by Trump and his supporters, seeking to overturn the election he lost to President Joe Biden, marked the sort of scary turn to authoritarianism that so many people like Wellman feared during Trump’s first run for office.

Now a year later, Wellman and co-founder Cyrus Shick introduced the world last week to The Beer Hall Project, a new super PAC with a goal of battling those in the Trump orbit who are trying to erase the devastation of what Jan. 6 really was: an attack on American democracy.

Beer Hall Project

The stunning extent to which Trumpism is centered among Fox News-watching Republicans

…there is a powerful Fox News Party operating within the Republican Party,” PRRI’s CEO Robert Jones told The Post in an email. “Fully 40 percent of Republicans say they most trust Fox News to provide accurate information about current events and politics, and this group looks different from other Republicans on nearly every issue.”

“They are President Trump’s foot soldiers within the party,” he added. ” … So when the president talks directly to Fox News, it essentially functions as a command and control center linking him to his most stalwart supporters.”

Washington Post

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Watching Fox News makes you more stupid

Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws

The Republican Party’s campaign to take over the federal and state courts is quietly upending a long and deeply embedded tradition of upholding vital public health regulations. The result has been a radically novel and potentially catastrophic sequence of decisions blocking state responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

NY Times

Amy Coney Barret: Religious Zealot in a Judge’s Robe. What Could Go Wrong?

Amy Coney Barret, the moron’s nominee for the Supreme Court:”

There are reports of her viewing herself as a “different kind of lawyer” who holds the belief that a “legal career is but a means to an end… and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”  

Ironically, she calls herself an “originalist”, one who adheres to the original intent of the founders.

Do we need a religious zealot on the Supreme Court? I think not.

James Madison