White nationalism filling a political vacuum; Hate crimes ease, but remain high; ‘Wall’ is now a fence, paid for by USA; and more.
Think Progress: The center of American politics has fallen, and white nationalism is filling the vacuum.
USA Today: Post-election hate-crime rate begins to ease up, but activity level remains high.
Talking Points Memo: Donald Trump’s original border ‘wall’ plan downgraded to a fence, and the USA will pay for it.
The New York Times: Dylann Roof addresses court, but offers no apology or explanation for Charleston massacre.
Washington Post: Hate-crimes charges filed against young black men in Chicago after video shows beating of mentally ill man.
CNN: The fascinating, if unreliable, history of tracking hate crimes in the United States.
Raw Story: Giddy white nationalists hail Ann Coulter after she seemingly tweets out infamous neo-Nazi slogan.
Media Matters: Fox News’ new prime-time host Tucker Carlson is beloved by neo-Nazis and misogynists.
Right Wing Watch: Trump transition official says AG nominee Jeff Sessions is the victim of ‘anti-white, anti-Southern racist obsession.’
AlterNet: Racist alt-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos lands a lucrative book deal – but only for U.S., not in his native U.K.
New Orleans Advocate (LA): Longtime David Duke associate pleads guilty to running New Orleans ‘pill mill.’
Mic: Mississippi transgender woman Mesha Caldwell is first reported trans killing of 2017.
Willamette Week (OR): Another battle brews in rural Oregon over federal lands and preservation of iconic sage grouse.