Month: October 2016

The Alt-Right and “Jew S. A.”

The Trump campaign fired Corey Stewart the day the Muckraker was posting a story about the political rationale behind Stewart’s alignment with Trump. Our eventual post promptly elicited comments from people who speculated that Stewart might have been grateful for his dismissal in part because he might have been troubled by the rise of alt-right,

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Lügenpresse

Shortly after Corey Stewart was fired from the Trump campaign, the Muckraker wrote about the Trump campaign being infiltrated at the highest levels by the anti-Semitic, white nationalists of the Alt-Right movement, led by campaign CEO Stephen Bannon. Since that time we’ve noted several anti-Semitic dog-whistles that are symptoms in the Trump campaign of that

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Anti-Semitism and Social Media

On October 11, the Muckraker published a post analyzing the rationale behind Corey Stewart’s alignment with Donald Trump. We followed it on October 14 with a post expressing relief at Stewart’s departure given how Alt-Right anti-Semitism appeared to have infiltrated the top ranks of the Trump campaign. Since that time, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has

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Alt-Right Anti-Semitism Infiltrates Top Levels of Trump Campaign

On October 11, 2016, the Muckraker issued a long post called “Corey Stewart’s Trump Gambit.” The post discussed in depth Stewart’s relatively open-book approach to politics, his political acumen, and the possible advantages for his political future of association with Trump, win or lose, and regardless of the fact that Stewart had just been fired

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Mormons Lead the Way

One of the things about the 2016 Presidential race that has confounded some is the continued strong support Donald J. Trump has among conservative, predominantly-white, religious groups. This hasn’t been a source of consternation solely to Democrats. After all, with opposition to abortion and reproductive rights being such a core issue for religious conservatives, it’s

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Analysis: Corey Stewart’s Trump Gambit

Some readers have complained that the Muckraker hasn’t been appropriately critical of Prince William BOCS Chair, Corey Stewart. As you might expect, those complaints have reached a fever pitch in recent days, especially after Stewart’s firing yesterday by the Trump campaign. It’s a fair criticism, and in responding we’re going to take the opportunity to

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