It’s Thursday Threatcon, your intelligence briefing on right wing activity. Below are the best reports, investigations, exposées, and debunkery of the wingnutosphere this week. Due to the Benghazi hearing, our Threatcon Color Code is CLINTON HIGHLIGHTS

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  • The World Congress of Families doesn’t like to acknowledge their success as a global anti-gay hate group. Breitbart News contributor Austin Ruse is a leading participant in the WCF
  • Green County, Tennessee commissioners voted 20-1 against flying a confederate flag over the courthouse
  • ‘Sovereign citizen’ Harvey Leelance Searcy has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for assaulting a deputy in Ellis County, Texas
  • 19 year-old Indiana University student Triceten D. Bickford has been arrested and is under investigation for a hate crime after assaulting and attempting to choke a Muslim woman in front of her daughter during what he claims was a blackout
  • Meet the new wave of white power extremists running for public office in 2016
  • Token brain surgeon Ben Carson hates ‘political correctness’ on campus, but by golly he knows which speech is correct for your campus
  • Stung by attention to the way he closed DMVs due to budget cuts, thus cutting off voters in every county in the state where three-quarters or more of the population is black from obtaining an ID, Alabama Governor Dr. Robert Bentley has decided they can reopen for one day every month. This is exactly why Section V of the Voting Rights Act existed in the first place
  • Florida Tea Party activists Pat Wayman and Steven R. Fields have been accused of using their positions to undermine the authority of other county officials. Both led an effort to create a sovereign citizen ‘common law’ grand jury in the county; on her Facebook page, Wayman has called for President Obama’s arrest for treason and posted Sandy Hook conspiracy theories
  • The new Texas history schoolbooks are carefully written to remove all the unflattering context of touchy topics like slavery so as not to conflict with reactionary pseudohistorical belief systems in a deeply red state. This advance of the American idiocracy was years in the making; culture warriors play a long game
  • Speaking of long games: Democrats need to focus on the future of the Supreme Court, retaking power in the states, and winning Congress, or else they are totally screwed and so is the country. As long as people who believe in ‘baby parts for cash’ and Benghazi stand-downs continue to run Washington and the state legislatures, it won’t matter if a Democrat wins the White House
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    • I don’t blame grifters and assorted conmen for flocking to the anti-terrorism biz: it’s the modern version of Willie Sutton’s famous line. I do blame reporters and government officials (even Donald Rumsfeld’s DoD should have known better) for being pigeons.

    • The tweets on that video are … wow. Words fail. At least the recipients are treating them, and the people who sent them, with the appropriate level of mockery.

    • Good lord, it’s always about public toilets with a certain segment of the Right. What in the pluperfect hell do they think is going on there? And effectively banning trans athletes is beyond stupid, but the rubes love it.

    • The Democratic Party specifically and liberal groups in general need to run massive GOTV programs every election, for every office, at every level of government. The Republican Party gets it: their people vote, every election, every office, every level.

    –alopecia