conspiracy-theories

Weird Pennsylvania: Bills that make you go ‘hmmmm’

BY: , and - December 28, 2023

Pennsylvania is a weird place, and sometimes that calls for unusual, quirky, and yes, even weird laws. The General Assembly isn’t typically a venue where stand-up comedy is common, and the bills and resolutions it considers usually have a kernel of merit, even if they may sound a bit out there.  Here are the weirdest […]

Mike Lindell’s conspiracy-fueled pillow company fights to survive his election obsession 

BY: - November 28, 2023

At MyPillow headquarters in Chaska, Minnesota, religion, politics, pillows and a kinetic CEO combine for a never-ending, rollicking tornado.

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A decade after Sandy Hook, conspiracy theories still plague the culture | Opinion

BY: - December 14, 2022

Yes, Alex Jones was held accountable. No, that doesn't solve the problem.

A quarter of local election officials, received violent threats after 2020 election, survey finds

BY: - November 3, 2022

Experts are particularly concerned about Pa., where it could take several days before the votes are counted.

Prolonged challenges by losing candidates could overshadow November election results

BY: - October 20, 2022

Candidates may not be deterred by the fact that challenges to election results are rarely successful.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends the Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

What having election deniers on this year’s ballot means for November and beyond | Analysis

BY: - October 10, 2022

Pa.'s Republican candidates for governor and the U.S. House are among the chief promoters of election conspiracies and fraud claims.

Trump allies interviewed nearly 200 election officials in Pa., elsewhere to probe for weaknesses

BY: - October 3, 2022

Volunteers for 'Operation Eagles Wings' are using surveys in eight states to seek support for conspiracy theories.

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction | Analysis

BY: - September 26, 2022

'This is totally unnecessary,' Jonathan Diaz, senior legal counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, said. 'There is no evidence or reason to suggest that ballot tabulators don't work'

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Conspiracy theories are dangerous even if very few people believe them | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2022

Whether they were true believers or not, Capitol rioters were influenced by conspiracy theories.

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What’s on the ballot Tuesday? A choice between fact and conspiracy | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 16, 2022

If the GOP is looking for someone to blame for the erosion of our politics, it can start with the mirror.

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Meet the chairperson of the U.S. House Freedom (From Reality) Caucus | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - April 30, 2022

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry played a “key” role in efforts to topple the 2020 election results, and pushed to get the country’s top intelligence official to investigate baseless conspiracy theories, according to a newly published report.

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What the Capitol insurrection changed about Americans’ beliefs in conspiracy theories | Opinion

BY: - January 5, 2022

'People’s beliefs about reality are infinitely malleable,' one expert said. 'I wish it wasn’t the case, because it is really bad for society.'