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How alt-right leaders became victims of their own 'success' -  and got Fox News to embrace their ideology

Reading the headlines this past fall, one might get the impression that the alt-right — a conglomeration of white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and other fringe provocateurs — is falling apart after a couple of years of riding high on the campaign and election of Donald Trump.

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This psychiatrist thinks we should treat alt-right bigotry like a disease

Over a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled “Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?” At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making “pathological bigotry” or pathological bias – essentially, bias so extreme it interferes with daily function and reaches near-delusional proportions – an official psychiatric diagnosis. For a variety of medical and scientific reasons, I wound up opposing that position.

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‘It’s OK to be white’: Behind the insidious new white supremacist conversion tool that's spreading on college campuses

The grammatically incorrect phrase “Its OK 2 B White” was recently spray painted on a wall in Long Beach, California.

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'I blame Soros!': Trump-loving Proud Boys founder whines after being shunned by liberal neighbors

Gavin McInnes, the Trump-loving founder of the far-right Proud Boys organization, has been bitterly complaining in recent months that his liberal neighbors in a wealthy New York suburb do not like him.

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The ‘soy boy’ conspiracy theory: Why the alt-right believes soybeans are part of a vast left-wing plot against manhood

Nutritionists have had many debates about the health benefits of soy products; some are very pro-soy, others are critical of it. Their debates are scientific in nature, but on the alt-right, soy is being discussed in stridently political terms—and one of the leading alt-right conspiracy theories is the “soy boy” conspiracy, which claims that soy products are a vast left-wing conspiracy designed to emasculate men and turn their bodies estrogenic.

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Alt-Right Around the World: Here Are 4 Countries Where the Authoritarian Forces Have Been Spreading Their Messages

After winning a double-digit victory in Brazil’s presidential election on October 28, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro received a phone call from an ardent supporter: President Donald Trump. On Twitter, Trump posted, “Had a very good conversation with the newly elected President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who won his race by a substantial margin. We agreed that Brazil and the United States will work closely together on Trade, Military and everything else! Excellent call, wished him congrats!”

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Here Are 5 of the Most Disturbing Facts About Florida Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis

In Florida’s August 28 gubernatorial primaries, Democrats and Republicans both went with non-establishment candidates. Democrats, in a major upset, nominated Andrew Gillum, the left-of-center mayor of Tallahassee and an ally of Sen. Bernie Sanders (who campaigned for him) over centrist establishment pick Gwen Graham (daughter of former Florida Gov. Bob Graham). Meanwhile, on the Republican side, the nominee was Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Tea Party favorite, member of the House Freedom Caucus and far-right supporter of President Donald Trump (who has endorsed DeSantis). The Florida gubernatorial race could become a referendum on Sanders’ ideas versus Trump’s ideas, and DeSantis is way beyond conservative—he is extreme.

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'I'm Going to Stop You': CNN Host Shuts Down Evangelical Tony Perkins for Dishonest Claim of 'Violence' from the Left

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on Monday tried to defend President Donald Trump’s comments that Democrats will become violent if they win the midterm elections. CNN's Erica Hill was ready and unimpressed.

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Alt-Right Leaders Have 'Fallen on Hard Times' - Here's Why Their Bigoted Movement Is in the 'Midst of a Resurgence'

In recent weeks, news stories have proliferated claiming the white supremacist alt-right is collapsing amid infighting between leaders and factions, evictions from internet platforms, and various arrests and lawsuits.

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Watch Anti-Muslim Protester Sob About 'Being Abused' After Police Detain Him Following 'Heil Hitler' Salute

During a demonstration in support of jailed anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson, a protester was filmed giving a “Heil Hitler” Nazi salute — only to be caught on film crying while police arrested and handcuffed him.

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Islamophobia Infects the Government As Anti-Muslim Bigotry Becomes Socially Acceptable in Trump's America

Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world." With that on his record, is it likely the nominee would have been confirmed, or nominated in the first place, to head the State Department?

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