What Next

They Forecast a Hate Wave in 2008

Ten years ago, a team of government analysts noted a surge in right-wing extremism. Instead of taking action, conservatives took offense.

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Daryl Johnson tried to warn Homeland Security about the growing momentum behind right-wing extremists. He was not well-received. On Friday’s show, how the actions of the Obama and Trump administrations fueled far-right violence. Plus, there’s election shadiness happening in Kansas. Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern explains.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson and Jayson De Leon. Engineering by Terence Bernardo.