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A former white supremacist on how disappointed Q followers can regain agency in their lives — but only if they’re willing

Photo illustration; image sources: Kyle Grillot/AFP, Royalty-free/Getty Images, courtesy of Shannon Foley Martinez

The president must take a lesson from Abraham Lincoln in how to address a grieving, divided nation

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Rumors of War

Hate crimes and domestic terrorism are real risks surrounding the election

Photo illustration: Anthony Gerace; source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

No, Trump can’t rewrite school curriculums himself, but a thousand mini-Trumps on the nation’s school boards can

Schoolchildren pledging allegiance in the 1950s. Photo: Lambert/Getty Images

Trump’s warnings of a violent left are hand-me-downs from his vigilante predecessors

Anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters face off against far-right militias and white pride organizations in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Photo: Logan Cyrus/Getty Images

Counterprotests combatting the recent Ku Klux Klan rallies in North Carolina show that silence is not an option

Co-founder of Hate-Free Schools Coalition LaTandra Strong, Raleigh-Apex NAACP President Gerald D. Givens Jr., and Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP President Anna Richards lead hundreds of people in a march against hatred and white supremacy in Hillsborough, North Carolina, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, after a KKK rally in Orange County. Photo: Daniel Hosterman

Power Trip

Like the system of white supremacy, the bully thrives on fear

Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash

The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows.

— Assata Shakur

Power Trip

An undercover federal agent behind a massive sting operation that took down dozens of gun-runners and drug-dealers tells all

Illustration by Calum Heath


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