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While Donald Trump refuses to condemn white supremacy, the Proud Boys are gleefully standing by. Last night’s presidential debate offered a jarring example of the president’s penchant for inciting right-wing extremist groups when he couldn’t bring himself to denounce his followers who stoke hate and violence. Instead, Trump offered a near-explicit call to arms: “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.”

Now many are asking, “Who are the Proud Boys?” As Keith explains, the group was formed by former Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes in 2016, and there’s a strong thread of racism, misogyny, and violence running through its identity. The…


What to watch out for in tonight’s presidential debate. If you’re hoping either Joe Biden or Donald Trump will emerge as the clear winner of tonight’s first 2020 presidential debate…


Turn tonight’s presidential debate into a drinking game — you’ll likely need it. Joe Biden and Donald Trump will be squaring off for the first time this election; we can…

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