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Will Corporations, The Christian Right, and the Tea Party Get to Rewrite the Constitution?

Mon, 2017-10-16 09:51
This article appears in the forthcoming issue of The Public Eye magazine. Subscribe today! The broader anti-federal-government Convention of States proposal has been approved by legislatures in 12 states. Image: Political Research Associates. Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), the Read More

The Christian Right’s Growing Allegiance to Trump

Thu, 2017-10-12 14:09
Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr. As Donald Trump exited the stage after addressing the 2016 Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, DC a year ago, Read More

Prenatal Diagnosis, Reproductive Rights, and the Specter of Eugenics

Thu, 2017-10-05 14:32
This article appears in the forthcoming issue of The Public Eye magazine. Subscribe today! In 2014, the state of Virginia enacted legislation shielding healthcare workers who provide genetic counseling from lawsuits if they withhold test results they think might dispose Read More

Life’s Work: A Conversation with Dr. Willie Parker

Mon, 2017-09-25 10:00
This article appears in the forthcoming issue of The Public Eye magazine. Subscribe today! Dr. Willie Parker. (Photo credit: Chad Griffith courtesy of Atria Books). In his new book, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, Dr. Willie Parker recounts Read More

Disunite the Right: The Growing Divides in the Pepe Coalition

Tue, 2017-09-19 09:03
White nationalist “Alt Right” demonstrators gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial on June 25, 2017. Photo: Susan Melkisethian via Flickr. By the time Richard Spencer, the man responsible for coining and popularizing the term Alt Right, made his way Read More

The Meaning of the Nashville Line in the Sand

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:17
The anti-LGBTQ Nashville Statement was developed by a partnership of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) and released in August. The hundreds of Southern Baptist and conservative Reformed leaders who initially signed the recent Nashville Statement, have always Read More

Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer: The Westboro Baptist Church of the Alt Right

Wed, 2017-09-06 18:28
Joey Gibson is a Far Right activist who, since March 2017, has made a name for himself by organizing confrontational rallies on the West Coast that have frequently descended into violence. Based in Vancouver, Washington (located across the Columbia River Read More

Profile on the Right: CitizenGo

Thu, 2017-08-24 09:14
CitizenGo describes itself as a “community of active citizens who work together, using online petitions and action alerts as a resource, to defend and promote life, family, and liberty.” The right-wing Christian organization, which operates primarily through an online petition Read More

White Warriors on the March

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:17
League of the South is an Alabama-based theocratic, neo-confederate group that has long advocated for southern secession. Among the groups leading the recent Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Virginia was the League of the South – an Alabama-based theocratic, Read More

Captive Audience: How Prison Ministries Prioritize Salvation Over Justice

Thu, 2017-08-17 10:00
Click for PDF. This article appears in the Summer 2017 edition of The Public Eye magazine. In early June at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference—an annual gathering of Christian Right leaders active in state and federal Read More

RELEASE: From the Streets of Charlottesville to the Corridors of the Capitol, White Nationalism is On the March

Wed, 2017-08-16 12:16
Contact: Greeley O’Connor, g.oconnor@politicalresearch.org, 617.666.5300 From the Streets of Charlottesville to the Corridors of the Capitol, White Nationalism is On the March (BOSTON) The U.S. Far Right has killed nearly 450 people since 1990. Heather Heyer of Charlottesville, Virginia is Read More

Battle without Bullets: The Christian Right and Fourth Generation Warfare

Wed, 2017-08-16 10:00
This article appears in the Summer 2017 edition of The Public Eye magazine. On October 13, 2016, just three weeks from the election, then-candidate Donald Trump deflected sexual assault allegations in a speech at West Palm Beach. He railed against Read More

Charles Koch, the Cato Institute, and the Makings of a Right-Wing Empire

Mon, 2017-08-14 10:00
This excerpt appears in the Summer 2017 edition of The Public Eye magazine. From DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean, published on June 13, 2017 by Viking, an imprint Read More

Trading Principles for Power: The U.S. Christian Right’s Endorsement of Authoritarian Leaders

Fri, 2017-08-11 14:14
Building on parts one and two of this series, Cole Parke examines the relationship between the U.S. Christian Right and authoritarian leaders. On Friday, August 4, Paul Kagame celebrated a landslide victory in Rwanda’s presidential election, securing his third seven-year Read More

A Guide to Who’s Coming to the Largest White Nationalist Rally in a Decade

Thu, 2017-08-10 16:23
A poster for Unite the Right combines imagery of Confederate flags and monuments, Pepe the Frog, as well as the Roman Eagle–reminiscent of Nazi Germany. The Unite the Right rally, which will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, Read More

An Alt Right Update

Mon, 2017-08-07 08:00
These notes are based on a talk I gave in Seattle on July 22, 2017 and the discussions that followed. Thanks to the organizers of that event, my fellow presenters, and everyone who attended. Special thanks also to the members Read More

Attacking Trans People in Defense of “Austerity”

Thu, 2017-07-27 16:25
Family Research Council sent a strong anti-trans message via Twitter on July 20th, ahead of Trump’s tweet on Wednesday announcing a ban on trans service members. On July 24, 2017, the Family Research Council (FRC), a right-wing political advocacy group Read More

The Triumph of the Lie: How Honesty and Morality Died in Right-Wing Politics

Tue, 2017-07-25 16:28
This article is an online feature of the Summer 2017 issue of The Public Eye. Subscribe today! This is how lies move to normalization: A small “white lie” is put forward, just to clarify a point. A larger lie follows, Read More

Dancing with Dictators

Thu, 2017-07-20 13:45
As was outlined in part one of this series, evidence shows that American corporate entities are taking advantage of the U.S. Christian Right’s pre-existing relationships with political, religious, and business leaders in Africa in order to advance their economic goals. Read More

Release: PRA welcomes Zeina Zaatari

Tue, 2017-07-11 16:50
Political Research Associates is pleased to welcome Zeina Zaatari, PhD as Research Director.  Zeina brings exceptional skills as a researcher, analyst, and strategist. “Her strong background in human rights and experience with social justice movements will strengthen PRA’s program as Read More

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