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  • How American Evangelicals Helped Make Putin’s Russia and How Russia Became the Darling of the American Right

    If someone from 1965 were to arrive in a time machine, there’s likely much about our current state of affairs that would shock them. But I cannot imagine anything that would be more confusing than the love affair between the U.S. Right and Russia—…

  • Fights over Racism Highlight Southern Baptist Divide

    It was late May, but Denny Burk’s mind was on June.[1] A professor of biblical studies at Boyce College in Kentucky and an associate pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church—both institutions affiliated with the…

  • Author Q&A with Reece Jones

    Over the past 30 years, the U.S. Southern border has become an increasingly volatile political force. Trump built his political identity on demonizing immigrants and promoting spectacles of border fortification: the promise of a wall, expansive…

  • How “Countering Violent Extremism” Groups Elevate “Former” White Nationalists

    In April 2020, Matthew Heimbach, founder and long-time leader of the neonazi Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP), announced he had left White nationalism behind in an article he wrote for the “countering violent extremism” organization Light Upon…

  • Executive Summary In the United States, the Internal Revenue Service confers tax-exempt status to charitable organizations, allowing them to receive tax-deductible donations. Most donors would assume that an organization that targets marginalized…

  • A January 6th Roundtable Discussion

    In a January 6 PRA briefing, panelists convened to situate January 6th in a longer trajectory of ongoing insurrection and answer the questions that are foremost on our minds. What do we do if we keep losing? What are some of the most significant…

  • Coverage of the Far Right is often shortsighted, particularly in the U.S. When the Alt Right emerged into public view in 2015, there was a sense of shock as few understood how it had seemed to metastasize so quickly and without precedent. The Unite…

  • From Free Markets to Freedom Square

    During an October 2021 “Freedom Night in America” event at Dream City Church, a megachurch in Phoenix, Arizona, Charlie Kirk, founder and president of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), talked about Vermont as a new frontier for organizing—and evangelizing—…

  • One year after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, PRA hosted a briefing where we provided an overview of convergent forces, how we got to where we are, where we might be headed, and what we can do to defend democracy and promote justice. We…

  • An open White nationalist leader within the America First/groyper movement, best known within the movement as Jake Lloyd, appears to be currently serving as deputy communications director for far-right Texas gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines.…

  • Introduction: The Insurrection Isn’t Over; Neither is the Attempted Coup The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol provided the bloody final chapter to Donald Trump’s term as president, as “stop the steal” loyalists from all over the country…

  • A Year After Storming the Capitol, White Nationalist “Groypers” Storm the Right

    On January 6, 2021, White nationalist Nick Fuentes stood outside of the U.S. Capitol, addressing a crowd of thousands, as rioters streamed into the building. Hailing the “American people rising up and taking our country back,” Fuentes…

  • A Q&A with authors Jarrod Shanahan and Tyler Wall

    On the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, PRA is taking a moment to examine the history of law enforcement’s relationship with the Far Right. In 2021, academic activists Jarrod Shanahan and Tyler Wall published a…

  • Since 1981, Political Research Associates (PRA) has produced investigative research and analysis on the U.S. Right to support social justice advocates and defend human rights. Our core issue areas span reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, racial/…

  • This May, Texas passed a law deputizing citizens to sue anyone who aids another in obtaining an abortion after six weeks, and rewarding those whose court challenges are successful with $10,000 in attorney fees. This clever and destructive law is the…

  • A Gift Guide and/or Reading List to Close Out 2021

    White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism By Andreas Malm and the Zetkin Collective Read PRA’s review here. The book, coauthored by an international group of…

  • Author Q&A with Kathleen Belew

    Over the past several years, as the mass media quickly tried to orient itself to a growing Far Right and rapidly accelerating news cycle, there’s been a tendency to reduce complex issues of oppression, historical inequalities, and the legacy of…

  • The Aftermath of Scandal at Liberty University

    I sometimes joke that Liberty University and I grew up together. My childhood home was about a mile from campus. While Liberty was getting on its feet, so was I. I started kindergarten at a Baptist school and stayed through 9th grade. I…

  • Watch Now: A briefing from PRA

    Even as we reel from one of the most deadly and destructive years in recent memory for anti-LGBT advocacy, we must start preparing for the next. On December 9, PRA hosted an invaluable conversation about the past year and what we expect to see in…

  • A Review of Spencer Ackerman’s Reign of Terror

    Reading Spencer Ackerman’s new book Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump (Penguin Random House, 2021) is a…