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John Avlon Meet the Man Running Against Hungary’s Autocratic Leader – CNN

Meet the Man Running Against Hungary’s Autocratic Leader – CNN

Péter Márki-Zay is the 49 year old small-town mayor and father of seven running against Putin-allied, Tucker Carlson-endorsed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. On the latest Reality Check, Márki-Zay tells CNN’s John Avlon why the upcoming April election matters to … Continue reading

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John Avlon Americans Are Not That Divided – CNN

Americans Are Not That Divided – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon refutes the idea America is split 50/50 on most major issues. He says we are more like 70/30.

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John Avlon How Dangerous Talk of a “Second Civil War” is Different Today – CNN

How Dangerous Talk of a “Second Civil War” is Different Today – CNN

How dangerous talk of a “second civil war” is different today? Is a “second civil war” possible? On the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon,” historian Professor Edna Greene Medford and CNN’s Elle Reeve talk about the American history of … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Truth About America’s History of Anti-Immigrant Anxiety – CNN

The Truth About America’s History of Anti-Immigrant Anxiety – CNN

America is a nation of immigrants that continues to wrestle with a hatred of immigrants. The latest “Reality Check with John Avlon” examines the history of anti-immigrant panic in the US. Undocumented Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas joins to … Continue reading

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John Avlon How White Nationalists Lure New Recruits – CNN

How White Nationalists Lure New Recruits – CNN

Can empathy help confront hate? In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon discusses if empathy can break through, and how White nationalists are luring new recruits through memes and an image makeover with CNN’s Sara Sidner … Continue reading

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John Avlon Inside America’s “Militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

Inside America’s “Militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Political Roots of the Anti-vax Movement – CNN

The Political Roots of the Anti-vax Movement – CNN

Anti-vax resistance has been around for years. In its current form, anti-vaxxers have now seized control of the message, overshadowing Trump’s endorsements of a vaccine his administration was responsible for developing. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Reason We’re Becoming More Extreme – CNN

The Reason We’re Becoming More Extreme – CNN

The psychology of extremism can help explain how our society has turned into a 24/7 culture war. The latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat” examines the science between what’s causing people on the left and right to grow … Continue reading

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John Avlon Inside Cults: How People Get In & How They Got Out – CNN

Inside Cults: How People Get In & How They Got Out – CNN

Cults of personality, conspiracy theories, religious cults, & political extremism draw different people down rabbit holes – so how do you reach them? On the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon talks to CNN’s Elle Reeve and … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Rise of White identity Politics – CNN

The Rise of White identity Politics – CNN

Conservatives complain about ‘identity politics.’ But the most politically influential form of identity politics is arguably white identity politics. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon traces its origins from the blatant racism of the KKK … Continue reading

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John Avlon The roots of QAnon run deeper than you think – CNN

The roots of QAnon run deeper than you think – CNN

The roots of QAnon run deeper than you think, tapping into centuries-old conspiracy theories with echoes of anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic bigotry. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon traces how far back these false beliefs go … Continue reading

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John Avlon President Trump’s American Carnage – CNN

President Trump’s American Carnage – CNN

“There is now no question that Donald Trump will go down as the worst president in American history,” says after rioters stormed the Capitol. “This was an attempted coup, encouraged by the President … designed to stop the peaceful transfer … Continue reading

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John Avlon How This Quote from Abraham Lincoln Relates to Trump’s Base – CNN

How This Quote from Abraham Lincoln Relates to Trump’s Base – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon explains how a quote from President Abraham Lincoln, made during a time when America was bitterly divided, applies to President Trump’s attacks on the US presidential election. ??

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John Avlon It’s Donald Trump vs. democracy. Which side are you on? – CNN

It’s Donald Trump vs. democracy. Which side are you on? – CNN

If there was any ever doubt, by now it should be clear: This is Donald Trump vs. Democracy. Amid the final flurry of conspiracy theories, which have translated into frivolous lawsuits and desperate political gambits, Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis … Continue reading

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John Avlon John Avlon Takes a Look at US Election Results – CNN

John Avlon Takes a Look at US Election Results – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon breaks down the 2020 US election results, comparing president-elect Joe Biden’s performance to Hillary Clinton’s in 2016. ?

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John Avlon Avlon Takes Apart Trump’s Claims of Election Fraud – CNN

Avlon Takes Apart Trump’s Claims of Election Fraud – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon breaks down President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election as he refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden. ?

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John Avlon Here’s Why Investigations Have Never Gone Trump’s Way – CNN

Here’s Why Investigations Have Never Gone Trump’s Way – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon breaks down eight baseless accusations by President Donald Trump and how past investigations could not corroborate his claims. ?

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John Avlon What It Means if Donald Trump Loses the Election  – CNN

What It Means if Donald Trump Loses the Election – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon breaks down the stakes for President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 US election and what it could mean if he loses. ?

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John Avlon Proud Boys See Trump’s Comments as an Endorsement – CNN

Proud Boys See Trump’s Comments as an Endorsement – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon goes over President Trump’s past chances to speak out against white supremacy in America, and how often he balked at opportunities, and did not like it when he actually did. ?

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John Avlon President Trump’s Sickness is a Karmic Twist – CNN

President Trump’s Sickness is a Karmic Twist – CNN

With President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, CNN’s John Avlon looks back at the times Trump has previously attacked his opponents’ health. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has paused attack ads during this time. President Trump’s campaign has not. ?

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