Virginia Republican candidate Cameron Hamilton this week boosted an obviously falsified flier that combined some of the far-right’s worst anti-immigrant and antisemitic conspiracy theories to attack the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a respected Jewish immigrant relief agency founded nearly 150 years ago.  The bogus flier – initially shared... Continue »
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the annual gathering of conservative officials and activists, will hold its conference this week in the Washington, D.C area. While not the event it once was, CPAC still provides a window into the GOP. Where they once attempted to keep the ugly nativism... Continue »
Last week, in an article titled “Trump’s ‘Knock on the Door’: The former president and his aides are formulating plans to deport millions of migrants,” the Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein wrote about Donald Trump’s extremist immigration plans for his second term. This passage jumped out: “Stephen Miller, Trump’s top immigration... Continue »
Following a terrifying car accident at a United States-Canada border crossing that resulted in a massive explosion and two tragic deaths, far-right voices wasted no time engaging in nativist fearmongering in order to advance their political and hateful agendas. Federal officials said they were still probing the cause of... Continue »
Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson’s elevation to House Speaker marks the ascent of one of the most far-right Congressional Republicans to one of the most powerful positions in the federal government. Speaker Johnson has gone further than many of his nativist colleagues, on reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and on immigration.... Continue »
While Halloween comes around only once a year, Republicans can’t help but tell terrifying stories about scary brown people all year long. Of course, these horror stories are complete lies, yet we still see and hear them in campaign speeches, tweets, and Congressional hearings. Let’s debunk five of the... Continue »
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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already sunk billions of taxpayer dollars into cruel and ineffective border policies that have separated families, have been ruled unconstitutional in court, and have illegally jailed hundreds of Black and brown migrants for weeks and months without any formal state charges, just to... Continue »
In his effort to secure enough support to become the new U.S. House Speaker following the historic ouster of California Rep. Kevin McCarthy earlier this month, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan proposed an unrealistic, cruel, and likely unlawful immigration demand as part of the next round of government funding talks.... Continue »
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has repeatedly urged Republican voters around the country to just check out his record in the Florida when they step in the voting booth to cast their ballot in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.  “If you look at what we’ve done in Florida … we’ve... Continue »
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is corrupt, despite the disgraceful acquittal on 16 articles of impeachment by Texas Senate Republicans this past weekend. Let’s just do a quick background review: Paxton was indicted for felony state securities fraud back in 2015, is facing a federal corruption investigation, was impeached... Continue »