How social media changed everything; Kobach might get ‘immigration czar’ post; Sovereign citizens create Florida mess; and more.
Vox: 2016 was the year social media changed everything -- by giving a platform for the rise of right-wing extremism.
McClatchy D.C.: How Trump could get around the Senate and hand Kris Kobach a key job as ‘immigration czar.’
The New York Times: Dylann Roof rejects the best defense against his own execution in Charleston mass-murder trial.
Tampa Bay Times (FL): Pinellas County legal officials roiled by false documents from antigovernment sovereign citizens.
Think Progress: Anti-choice activists in Oklahoma have a new tactic to spread outright lies about abortion.
Raw Story: Anti-abortion activist arrested for making terrorist bomb threat against Planned Parenthood of St. Louis.
Right Wing Watch: Phony ‘ex-terrorist’ claims Democrats are plotting to let Islamic terrorists take over America.
Washington Post: In battle over proposed Prince William County mosque, some see Islamophobia at work.
WCPO-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Hebrew Union College sign vandalized with swastika.
Vocativ: KKK lawyer represents Georgia police officer in Confederate flag firing case.
The Oregonian: Malheur standoff defendant Jon Ritzheimer now tries to withdraw his guilty plea.
Media Matters: Writer Lindy West leaves Twitter: ‘Get back to me when your website isn’t a roiling rat-king of Nazis.’
The Economist: The American far right’s twisted new fascination with Europe’s Middle Ages.