Does it feel like the last 12 years have been thoroughly dominated by conspiracy theories? We’ve had President Barack Obama’s birth certificate conspiracy, Pizzagate, QAnon and now disproven theories that the election was stolen. Before that, conspiracy theories about such events as the assassination of JFK, the moon landings and [...]
As the country continues to reflect on the deadly armed riot at the U.S. Capitol building last week, an event that stirred anger throughout the country and in Congress, it also appeared to highlight an uncomfortable alliance: the relationship between mainstream politics and far-right hate groups. Several known hate groups [...]
In the minutes after pro-Trump rioters breached the halls of Congress, members of Congress and other elected officials took to social media to express their disappointment in the pro-Trump demonstrators' actions. “America is so much better than what we’re seeing today,” President-elect Joe Biden said in a tweet. The tweet [...]
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has sponsored just one bill that made it into law during his decade in Congress: the renaming of a U.S. Post Office in Alabama. Brooks, the embattled and unapologetic congressman from northern Alabama, has come under pressure after helping mobilize a contentious challenge of the recent [...]
Hours after Mississippi legislators took the final step of removing a Confederate emblem from their state banner, a violent white mob waved the rebel flag as it ransacked the U.S. Capitol. The ratification of a new Magnolia flag followed a year in which white Southerners were forced to confront the [...]
Three more Southern states could soon create medical cannabis programs. State legislators in Alabama, Kentucky and South Carolina have filed or pre-filed bills establishing such programs. These states would join Mississippi, the latest state to adopt a medical cannabis program, making it the 35th state to legalize medical cannabis. Mississippi used a ballot measure to get medical [...]
This is how Georgia officials responded to the mob raid at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
This is how Louisiana officials responded to the mob raid at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
This is how Mississippi officials responded to the mob raid at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
This is how Alabama officials responded to the mob raid at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.