Leading GOP figures and upstart candidates who gathered in Dallas at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference in early August painted a dark and ominous picture of what the United States would be like under their control. The conference participants, the base of the GOP, cheered authoritarianism, normalized political violence, attacked LGBT+ rights, echoed… Continue »

Republicans bet on extremism, courting the potential for violence from supporters – and backlash from voters.     In primaries on August 2, Arizona Republicans selected the candidates to represent their party in November, and it is a ticket filled from top to bottom with dangerous extremists. Arizona Republicans have put forward one of the most radical… Continue »

Fearmonger at the Border; Challenge DACA in the Courts; Cite Border Security Excuse to Justify Obstruction in Congress Washington, DC – A Dallas News story by Todd Gillman highlights the tenuous future of the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program due to Republican-led legal challenges. Yet, as the story makes clear,… Continue »

The leading forces of the Republican Party have embraced a set of racist conspiracy theories based on white nationalism as a central organizing principle for the midterm elections. The America’s Voice ad tracking project has identified hundreds of pieces of political messaging that employ these lies around ‘white replacement’ and a ‘migrant invasion.’ This political… Continue »

Last weekend, National Border Patrol Council President, Brandon Judd spoke at a conference in Las Vegas put together by the hate-group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Unfortunately, this is only the latest example of Judd’s concerning behavior. Over the last year Judd has repeatedly promoted the racist (and false) “replacement” and “invasion” conspiracy theories,… Continue »

The Nevada primaries on June 14 did not offer election night surprises, but Republicans confirmed they will field a slate of radical nativists across the top of the ticket in November. Adam Laxalt (Senate), Joe Lombardo (Governor), April Becker (NV-03), and Sam Peters (NV-04) all ran on xenophobic fear-mongering in the primary and now hope… Continue »

This post was written by Donroy Ferdinand Jr. He’s a senior at Howard University.    In September 2021, Haitian families looking for safety made the perilous journey to the United States border to make their legal claim for asylum. Fleeing the instability of a nation suffering from a recent presidential assassination and back-to-back devastating natural… Continue »

On May 3, Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance took the stage for a victory night speech after winning the most expensive Senate primary ever, and continued to spew the same nativist dog-whistles that were an essential part of his primary campaign. Tens of millions of dollars were spent to amplify misinformation, xenophobia, and white… Continue »

A deliberate fabrication that Republicans are embracing out of a cynical political calculation, it has nothing to do with the health and safety of Americans and everything to do with their nativist agenda. Republicans have recently increased their xenophobic rhetoric in response to the announcement that the Biden administration will finally end the unjustified use… Continue »

Republicans are using their political ads to attempt to connect the issues of fentanyl to their overall nativist appeals despite lacking basic logic or facts. Drug trafficking is a serious issue that requires decisive action and comprehensive solutions from our elected leaders. Unfortunately, too many Republican candidates are more interested in scoring political points than… Continue »