Joseph Tanfani
A man wearing a t-shirt in support of QAnon, participates in a 'Back the Blue' rally in New York on Aug. 9, 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 16, 2023
U.S. political violence driven by new breed of 'grab-bag' extremists
Such radicals eschew firm creeds. Instead, they embrace notions, no matter how divergent, that blends with their particular grievances.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 1, 2022
2020 U.S. election conspiracy theorists could soon oversee voting
A victory in November could allow election deniers to restrict voting access or seek to block certification of results.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2021
Trump's real estate empire pays the price for poisonous politics
Trump's business brand was once synonymous with success, an image that now clashes sharply with a political brand rooted in the anger of his largely rural and working-class voter base.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Jul 2, 2021
Serious tax charges test loyalty of longtime Trump ally
The indictment against Allen Weisselberg threatens the 73-year-old executive with years in prison and puts heavy pressure on him to implicate the former U.S. president.
Japan Times
Jan 12, 2021
How Trump’s pied pipers rallied a faithful mob to the Capitol
The backers were inspired by conspiracy theories and whipped into action by Trump's desperate calls to 'save” democracy by reversing his loss to Democrat Joe Biden.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2021
U.S. lawmakers say police downplayed threat of violence before Capitol siege
In interviews and in public statements, lawmakers fumed over the failure of the Capitol Police — a 2,000-member force dedicated to guarding the Capitol Grounds — and other agencies.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 29, 2020
Too hard to vote? Fired-up Black Americans are doing it anyway.
In the historically Black neighborhoods of Waco, Texas, the usual get-out-the-vote activities in this U.S. presidential election year were upended by the pandemic.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 10, 2020
How a few lawyers pushed voter fraud fears into the U.S. mainstream
For months, U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to convince Americans that the Nov. 3 election will be "rigged,” claiming without evidence that mail voting will open the door to mass cheating.
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2020
The mask middlemen: How pop-up brokers seek big paydays in a frenzied pandemic market
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 27, 2018
How Republicans are using immigration to scare voters to the polls


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