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Kelly Weill

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Past articles by Kelly:

Socialists Took Over This State’s Democratic Party. Now They’re Bailing.

The DSA won every leadership post in the Nevada Democratic Party in 2021. They’re not trying to win again. → Read More

Norfolk Southern Train Derails in North Carolina

One set of wheels slipped the track in Lexington, prompting delays. → Read More

Brittney Griner Sports New Look in Phoenix Mercury Return

The gold medalist spent most of 2022 detained in Russia. → Read More

CIA Practiced ‘Rectal Feeding’ on Prisoners, Court Hears

A doctor alleges Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was tortured, potentially tainting the case against him. → Read More

How an FBI Informant Derailed Denver’s BLM Movement

A new podcast reveals how an undercover informant in a silver hearse sowed chaos inside Colorado’s 2020 racial justice scene. → Read More

Ammon Bundy Takes Plea Deal in Hospital Trespass Case

The far-right activist blocked an ambulance bay during a 2022 protest. → Read More

Far-Right Activist Ammon Bundy Threatens ‘Shotgun’ Standoff Over Hospital Lawsuit

He’s being sued for a harassment campaign on a hospital. If he loses, he says he’s not paying up. → Read More

GOP Election Losers Are Getting Even Weirder on Twitter

Unburdened by the pressure of winning votes, they’re tweeting about chemtrails and killings. → Read More

Out-Of-State Kooks Are Still Demanding a Redo of Arizona Election

The election deniers include members of a group that travels the country in a QAnon-themed Scooby Doo van, and two rightwing personalities who want leftists to hang for treason. → Read More

Far-Right Statehouse Candidates Won Big—Unopposed

Democratic candidates performed well in national races. But fringe Republican candidates kept their foothold in state-level races. → Read More

Beloved ‘Batman’ Voice Actor Kevin Conroy Dies After Cancer Battle

He was 66. → Read More

Some Republicans Want to Raise Voting Age After Gen Z Midterm Turnout

“This new generation is totally brainwashed,” a Fox News commentator complained. → Read More

Feds Hit Parler With Search Warrants for Enrique Tarrio and Other Proud Boys, New Court Filings Reveal

A new evidence list in the Proud Boys’ seditious conspiracy case suggests a sweeping federal investigation into the far-right group. → Read More

Blexit’s Finances Are Slumping—but Its Paycheck to Candace Owens Keeps Coming

In 2021, the organization earned less than a third of its 2020 revenue. Owens made more than ever. → Read More

MAGA Conspiracy Tours Plagued With ‘Grifter’ Allegations

Conspiracy theorists are hitting the road together, with tickets selling for $149. What could go wrong? → Read More

QAnon Is Backing These Sec. of State Candidates in 2024 Master Plan

Juan O. Savin runs a coalition of candidates who could control future elections. He promotes a “Fallujah”-like attack on D.C. → Read More

Kanye, Are You Sure You Wanna Buy This Third-Rate Echo Chamber?

West is reportedly buying the MAGA hellsite Parler, where his friend Candace Owens’ husband is CEO. → Read More

Son of Far-Right Group Leader Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Richard Mack faces charges that he sexually abused a child—but his father, who heads up an anti-government sheriff’s association, says the accusations are bogus. → Read More

Are Jan. 6 Inmates Being Forced to Suck Up to a Neo-Nazi for ‘Patriot Freedom’ Cash?

This week on Fever Dreams, hosts Will Sommer and Kelly Weill dive into the far right’s money troubles—both behind bars and outside them. → Read More

Congress Investigating Conspiracy-Prone ‘Audit’ Tech Company

A conspiracy theorist’s company is handling a 2020 recount in New Mexico. The House Oversight Committee has concerns. → Read More