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‘Over the Cliff’: Notes

Chapter One: It’s the End of the World As They Know It [pp. 1-20] Chapter Two: Into the Abyss [pp. 21-47] Chapter Three: Reaping the Whirlwind [pp. 48-82] Chapter Four: Bloodying the Shirt [pp. 83-110] Chapter Five: Mad Hatters and … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter One

Chapter 1: It’s the End of the World As They Know It Page 1 “Like the noose”: Jade Ortego, “Noose ignites tempers on campus,” The Lariat (Baylor University), November 6, 2008. Page 2 “There were also the students”: Robert Shibley, … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter Two

Chapter Two: Into the Abyss Page 21 “David Sirota”: David Sirota, “Study: ‘Center-Right Nation’ Narrative Spiked Immediately After Election Day,” OurFuture.org (Campaign for America’s Future website), November 21, 2008. Page 22 “In an interview”: David Neiwert, “Limbaugh and Hannity, the … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter Three

Chapter Three: Reaping the Whirlwind Page 48 “Until his dog peed”: Jon Schmitz and Moriah Balingit, “Affidavit outlines shootings that left three Pittsburgh police officers dead,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 6, 2009; also, see Dennis B. Roddy, “Poplawski was ‘Braced for … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter Four

Chapter Four: Bloodying the Shirt Page 83 “Tiller was no stranger”: Robin Abcarian and Nicholas Riccardi, “Abortion doctor George Tiller is killed; suspect in custody,” Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2009. “Scott Roeder had been”: Ed Pilkington, “For years anti-abortionists … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter Five

Chapter Five: Mad Hatters and March Hares Page 111 “In Ron Paul’s case”: Stephen Dinan, “Paul breaks single-day online fundraising record,” [no longer available] Washington Times, November 6, 2007. Page 112 “The first Paul ‘money bomb’ “: Michael Levenson, “Ron … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter Six

Chapter Six: Right-Wing Populism and The Politics of Resentment Page 155 “A giveaway moment”: David Neiwert, “Tea Tantrum Indeed: The right-wing populists have officially taken over movement conservatism,” CrooksandLiars.com, April 16, 2009. Page 156 “Rush Limbaugh”: Media Matters, “Limbaugh defends … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter Seven

Chapter 7: Fox’s War on the White House Page 176 “That all changed”: Reliable Sources, CNN, October 11, 2009. Transcript at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0910/11/rs.01.html. See also John Amato, “White House’s Anita Dunn says Fox News is a wing of the Republican Party,” … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight: The Brakes Fail Page 222 “President Obama, in a meeting”: Ali Frick, “Obama tells GOP: Don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh,” ThinkProgress.org, January 23, 2009. “Representative John Boehner”: Hugh Hewitt, “House Republican Leader John Boehner on the non-stimulus bill … Continue reading

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Notes: Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine: The Only Thing We Have to Fear Page 247 “In August 2009″: Larry Keller, “The Second Wave: Around the country, evidence accumulates of a return of the militias and the larger antigovernment ‘Patriot’ movement,” Southern Poverty Law Center, … Continue reading

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