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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 unveiling of Dick Cheney’s bust, our Threatcon Color Code is EMERALD CITY

A special All In America report on abortion access

Posted by All In with Chris Hayes on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

  • When Donald Trump lied about “predicting” Osama bin Laden, the most telling aspect was that he did it on the Alex Jones show. If there was anything left of the line separating mainstream Republican voters from the lunatic fringe, it has now been thoroughly erased
  • The conservative Heritage Foundation has issued a long, self-contradicting report to argue that discrimination against LGBTs is “reasonable.” If there was anything left of the line separating venerable conservative institutions from hate groups, it is now being thoroughly erased
  • Nearly three dozen Christian schools of ‘higher learning’ have applied for Title IX waivers from the US Department of Education to be allowed to practice anti-LGBT discrimination
  • Elections have consequences: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is issuing an executive order to protect LGBT state employees
  • A true history of the South is not taught in schools — especially when it comes to the history of violence against people of color
  • After Christian ‘New World Order’ author Britton Clayton Traylor was arrested for attempting to rob a movie theatre in Hoover, Alabama, he invoked America’s oldest paranoid conspiracy theory by telling police that Freemasons made him do it
  • Pedophilia has no religion, either: a Tennessee family is suing Fellowship Bible Church of Williamson County, which first tried to deny their 3 year-old child was raped in a bathroom, then tried to persuade them not to file charges
  • Sen. Ted Cruz’s claim that “the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats” has no factual basis
  • Racist white members of the Dothan Police Department colluded to plant drugs and guns on young black males for years while leadership actively concealed their crimes. The current police chief, the District Attorney, and a state assistant director for Homeland Security are implicated. Sourcing the story to whistleblowers on the police force, Jon B. Carroll writes at that a federal investigation is warranted by the evidence. Rumors and accusations have swirled around the department for years, but Police Chief Steve Parrish says he’s just a history enthusiast, and that Carroll has his facts wrong. Being on assignment yesterday when this story broke, I haven’t had a chance to dig into the details, but I do note the Southern Poverty Law Center has deleted a tweet linking to the story
  • Speaking of my assignment: I was present for the unveiling of a historic marker in Montgomery yesterday. I will have great video tomorrow, yet as a result of my travels and editing work this Threatcon post is shorter than usual. We will return to our regular programming next week