The popularity of a grand conspiracy theory—the kind that took hold of the Pittsburgh gunman—is the result of a shattered political culture.
How the QAnon internet hoax sowed lies, spread chaos and conspiracy theories, and profited off its surprisingly large following.
QAnon is a conspiracy theory so comprehensive, there is virtually no other conspiracy theory it leaves untouched, from the government hiding the UFOs to JFK Jr. surviving his plane crash.
Over the past week, speculation about Melania Trump’s whereabouts has reached a fever pitch among DC media types.
The ‘Roseanne’ debacle is a self-inflicted wound — and a warning that what happened with Trump-supporter Barr could happen with Trump himself.
Now that some dismiss conservatism as ‘the maintenance of dwindling white hegemony,’ it is almost tempting to celebrate writer Andrew Sullivan’s heterodoxy. Almost.
Eric Garland, the rabid anti-Trumper, has a wacko conspiracy theory about why Kanye West has warmed up to Donald Trump. You’re gonna want to see this.
Did the National Rifle Association conspire with Vladimir Putin to help elect Donald Trump? NPR appears to think so, even if it doesn’t have any evidence.
The news media’s rush to judgement on the Russia probe has left them looking like ancient astronaut theorists: entertaining but wrong.
The Russia and FBI probes lure political partisans with the prospect of winning political battles by making an end run around ordinary politics.
Spreading tinfoil hat conspiracy theories to protect a Democrat from public retribution is unbecoming of television hosts, even those hired by MSNBC.
A cover story for The Atlantic considers our national flight into Fantasyland, and the political thought of ‘American barbarians.’
When pressed to offer examples of how Republicans had brought Trump on themselves, Sen. Jeff Flake argued the GOP had done too little to curb birtherism. This is a myth.
It’s easy to blame Sean Hannity for the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. But isn’t this kind of conspiratorial thinking a fixture of our popular culture?
Politico has written an indictment of an entire sect of Judaism, getting basic facts wrong and making wild implications about a Jewish conspiracy in Russia tied to the Trump family.
These kinds of grasping-at-straws conspiracy theories are pushed by the same people who complain about the United States entering ‘post-truth politics’ thanks to Donald Trump.
In The New York Times last week, Paul Krugman wrote what may be the most quietly unhinged column of the entire election, no mean feat.
Struggling to accept the consequences of electoral defeat, progressive activists are now desperately clinging to a wild conspiracy theory about how they can retain control of the Supreme Court.
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