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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement

Theodore Roosevelt stands with naturalist John Muir on Glacier Point, above Yosemite Valley.Bettmann/Getty This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see…

2020 Candidate Michael Bennet Wants to Sanction Russia for Its Memes

Caroline Brehman/Congressional Quarterly via Zuma Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is making Russian election meddling a new focus of his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. On Wednesday he released Dividing America: How Russia Hacked Social Media and Democracy, a book examining attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election by manipulating social media platforms including…

Organized Religion Is Having a Bad Few Decades

The last few decades sure have been bad ones for organized religion. Conservative Christians have decided that the sum total of the Bible is about reestablishing the sex and gender mores of the 19th century. Liberal protestantism is so unassuming that hardly anyone even remembers it exists. The Catholic Church has been responsible for the…