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 incipient fascism of Donald Trump fandom, our Threatcon Color Code is ORANGE HIGHLIGHTS

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    • The only thing I find distressing about the indictment of Jason Van Dyke for the murder of Laquan McDonald is that the other officers on-scene, the ones who backed Van Dyke’s fabricated story, weren’t also indicted.

    • Now would be a perfect time for elected officials to show some … oh, what’s that word? … leadership by telling the more unhinged of their constituents that refugees do not pose any meaningful threat to the US. However, that would require … oh, what’s that word? … courage, so I expect it to happen about ten minutes after the heat-death of the Unvierse.

    • The Koch brothers’ ulterior motives in pushing for sentencing reform should surprise no sentient being on the planet.

    Cuts to public health programs are leading to a dramatic rise in STD transmission among 15 to 24 year olds Unsurprising, but to the anhedonic scolds on the Right—”cultural conservatives”—that statistic is a win. I do wish they’d get professional help for their problem.

    • Trying to explain the process of refugee screening to Sarah Palin is like trying to explain vertex operator algebra to a cat.