Jason Wilson

We're at the End of White Christian America - What Will That Mean?

America is a Christian nation: this much has always been a political axiom, especially for conservatives. Even someone as godless and immoral as the 45th president feels the need to pay lip service to the idea. On the Christian Broadcasting Network last year, he summarized his own theological position with the phrase: “God is the ultimate.”

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If Trump Upsets the White Nationalists, Who Will He Have Left?

Many people seem confused about the nature of the “deal” Donald Trump might be cutting with Democratic minority leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Trump himself appears to be one of them.

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The Job No One Wants: Why Won't Young People Work in Logging?

On a steep slope just inland from Waldport, Oregon, a young forestry worker named Jared Foster is at the controls of a large machine called a forwarder. The machine, made by Finnish company Ponnse, looks like it was designed by Michael Bay.

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'Murderer! Terrorist! Nazi!': White Supremacist Rally Organizer Chased Away During Charlottesville Speech

Jason Kessler, the organiser of Saturday’s far-right rally in Charlottesville, was chased away by protesters in the city on Sunday afternoon after he tried to give a press conference. 

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Young White Nationalists Are 'Hopping Mad', and They're Mobilizing in Trump's America

“We are soldiers in this war,” Jared Taylor told an overwhelmingly male and entirely white audience of around 300 late on Saturday. “And we will win.”

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Republicans Use 'Alt-Right' Portland Rally to Recruit New Members

Republicans have used a controversial “alt-right” rally in Portland, held in the wake of the the killing spree allegedly perpetrated by a local white supremacist in the city, to recruit new members to the party.

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Portland Republican Urges Party to Contract Militia Groups for Defense After White Supremacist Murders Two

As tensions continue in Portland following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he is considering using militia groups as security for public events.

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How the 'Alt-Right' Is Weaponizing Irony to Spread Fascism

Earlier this month, hundreds of so-called alt-right protesters occupied the rotundaat Boston Common in the name of free speech. The protest included far-right grouplets old and new, from the Oath Keepers to the Proud Boys. But there were no swastikas or shaved heads in sight.

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Without the Christian Right, There'd Be No President Trump: What Do They Want in Exchange?

The so-called alt-right may have grabbed most of the attention since Donald Trump’s victory, but it’s the Christian right that got him over the line. And experts say they are much more likely to influence how he governs. 

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DePaul University Tour Shut Down by Protestors, Lead by Self-Styled Free Speech Warrior Milo Yiannopoulos

At DePaul University this week, Milo Yiannopoulos had a tour event shut down by protesters. We can support the protests and at the same time note that this kind of confrontation is his meat and drink.

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What Is the Link Between the Oregon 'Militiamen' and Mormonism?

On the afternoon of Tuesday the 26th of January, LaVoy Fincum, a rancher from Mohave County, Arizona, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers. It happened on Highway 395 in Oregon after he and other members of an armed right-wing group were subject to a police stop. They were on their way to try to spread their mission of resistance to the U.S. government to neighbouring counties. 

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Authorities Plan to Cut off Power to Militia at Occupied Oregon Refuge

Federal authorities are planning to cut off the power of the wildlife refuge in Oregon that has been taken over by militia, exposing the armed occupiers to sub-zero temperatures in an effort to flush them out.

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Oregon Armed Occupiers Include Prominent Anti-Islam Activist

The Bundy militia claim to be simple patriots guarding the US constitution. But 48 hours into their occupation of a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon, it has emerged that the band of armed protesters includes at least one prominent anti-Islam activist.

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Right-Wing Militia Threatens Showdown With U.S. Agents at Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Tensions over the treatment of two cattle ranchers in Oregon escalated into an armed standoff over the weekend when members of a rightwing militia occupied a wildlife refuge and threatened a confrontation with federal authorities.

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I Tried Recipes From the Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, Then I Needed a Long Nap

For the fast-growing industry growing around weed, the current challenge is to make marijuana an item of ordinary middle-class consumption. So how do you persuade bourgie consumers to integrate pot into their lifestyles?

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Socialist and Proud: Meet Bernie Sanders's Supporters

What does socialism mean in America? Some recent events suggest we haven’t a clue.

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Paleo Isn't a Fad Diet But an Ideology That Selectively Denies the Modern World

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans planned to publish a “paleo diet” cookbook for children, Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way, that encouraged parents to feed infants with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth. After healthcare professionals noted the recipe contained 10 times the safe amount of vitamin A for babies, putting kids at risk of death, the book was last week put on hold.

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