Making Lies Real: “People have been put into danger. Their families have been put into danger. Their lives have been upended and all because of lies,” Poulos said. “It was a very clear calculation that they knew they were lies. And they were repeating them and endorsing them … my kids still are not allowed to get any package from the front door until we verify that it’s actually from a trusted sender.” Dominion Voting Systems CEO speaks out against conspiracy theories. The lies continue to dominate a political party. WaPo (Gift Article): In Nevada, election deniers prepare to sabotage the midterms. “In Reno’s Washoe County, the state’s secondlargest, an antisemitic conspiracy theorist led a harassment campaign against the registrar of voters, accusing her of treason and addiction, and she quit in fear for her family’s safety.” This is a building disaster and it’s not just Nevada. For example: Trump Plans to Challenge the 2022 Elections — Starting in Philly. “In recent months, Trump has convened a series of in-person meetings and conference calls to discuss laying the groundwork to challenge the 2022 midterm election results … In these conversations, pro-Trump groups, attorneys, Republican Party activists, and MAGA diehards often discuss the type of scorched-earth legal tactics they could deploy.”

+ Best Aboriginal Screenplay: “You might not know her name, but you’ve probably seen the video that made her famous. In 1973, actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather took the stage at the Oscars dressed in a beaded buckskin dress in place of Marlon Brando.” Well, maybe she should have won an acting award, too. SF Chronicle: Sacheen Littlefeather was a Native American icon. Her sisters say she was an ethnic fraud.

+ Xi Hulk: “When, after a long, single-minded climb through the ranks, Xi reached the apex of the Communist Party, in 2012, propaganda accounts of his life sanitized the terrors of his youth. But, ten years later, his embrace of near-totalitarian control bears the deep imprint of his most personal beliefs about force, weakness, faith, and order. ‘A lot of people who came out of his experience in the Cultural Revolution concluded that China needed constitutionalism and rule of law, but Xi Jinping said no: You need the Leviathan.'” The New Yorker: Xi Jinping’s Historic Bid at the Communist Party Congress. And The Atlantic on what looked like former General Secretary Hu Jintao’s forced removal from the Communist Party Congress. Hu Jintao’s Exit Was Mysterious. Xi Jinping’s Power Play Is Not.

+ Los Angeles, 2022: “Antisemites in Los Angeles, California, stated their support for recent tirades against Jews made by Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, by hanging banners over a freeway in the city and declaring that ‘Kanye is right about the Jews.'”

+ Ginni’s Husband Issues Ruling: “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday temporarily blocked Sen. Lindsey Graham’s testimony to a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state.”