Vera Bergengruen,

Vera Bergengruen

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Vera:

Bolsonaro’s Surreal New Life as Florida Man—And MAGA Darling

What is the ex-President of Brazil doing in Florida? → Read More

The Digital Trail of New Mexico Political Shooting Suspect

“Us true American Nationalists will prevail, because you will have to kill us to stop us.” → Read More

Germany's QAnon-Inspired Plot Shows How Coup Conspiracies Are Going Global

The beliefs behind the alleged coup mirror the ones that led hundreds of Americans to storm the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

The Oath Keepers' Leader Was Just Convicted. The Far Right Will Keep Thriving

The conviction on seditious conspiracy charges won't dampen a movement that has moved on from the Oath Keepers → Read More

Arizona Voting Machine Problems Spark Conspiracy Theories

Arizona election officials reassured voters their ballots would be counted after tabulation machines in Maricopa County malfunctioned. → Read More

The United States of Political Violence

Across America, there has been a sharp surge of harassment, attacks, and violent threats targeting public officials and their families. → Read More

How 'Stop the Steal' Became 'Watch the Polls'

Tens of thousands of Americans have been recruited to serve as poll watchers by right-wing groups pushing lies about the 2020 election. → Read More

The Battle for Control Over Ukraine's Internet

The battle for control over Ukraine’s Internet shows how both sides view online access as a critical weapon in a 21st century war. → Read More

Political Violence Spikes Ahead of Brazil Election

Candidates Lula and Bolsonaro both wearing bulletproof vests at rallies thanks to sharp uptick in assaults, killings → Read More

What to Know About the Oath Keepers' Seditious Conspiracy Trial

The case is a test for prosecutors seeking to win a conviction on the rare charges for the first time in 30 years → Read More

Inside the Ukrainian Counterstrike That Turned the Tide of the War

It now seems possible that General Valeriy Zaluzhny's army could achieve victory → Read More

'Real Harm to Real People.' Twitter Whistleblower 'Mudge' Testifies Over Security Failures

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko warned senators of Twitter's "egregious” security lapses that endangered both users and national security. → Read More

The Twitter Whistleblower Needs You to Trust Him

Inside Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko's messy battle with Twitter → Read More

‘Egregious Deficiencies,’ Bots, and Foreign Agents: The Biggest Allegations From the Twitter Whistleblower

Twitter's former head of security, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, has disclosed serious allegations about the social-media platform. Here are the biggest claims. → Read More

Analysts Warn Violent Rhetoric After FBI Mar-a-Lago Search Is a Preview of What's to Come

The surge in violent rhetoric drew concerns that it could inspire attacks on law enforcement, as analysts noted a wave of threats. → Read More

Jan. 6 Hearing: Trump Drafted Tweet Urging March to Capitol

Trump and his allies were aware that his supporters intended to march to the Capitol and encouraged it, the Jan. 6 committee said. → Read More

For the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, Jan. 6 Was Just the Start

Emboldened, extremists have regrouped at the local level and are preparing for a broader fight. → Read More

Armed Demonstrators and Far-Right Groups Are Escalating Tensions at Abortion Protests

Armed demonstrators and extremist groups have increasingly gathered at abortion-related protests in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Lawmakers Scramble to Reform Digital Privacy After Roe Reversal

Here are some of the efforts underway at the federal and state levels to protect data in a post-Roe world. → Read More

What Trump Knew: How the Jan. 6 Committee Is Building a Case Against a Former President

How the Jan. 6 committee is building a case against the former President → Read More