It can be difficult to de-program someone in a cult or someone who has truly odious views (homophobia, white supremacy and fascist views, religious extremism, etc.), but “prebunking” can help start the process of making MAGA cultists and others less prone to believing misinformation…

From medium.com: https://medium.com/jigsaw/prebunking-to-build-defenses-against-online-manipulation-tactics-in-germany-a1dbfbc67a1a From inoculation.science: https://inoculation.science/debunking-versus-prebunking/ Fox News, trump, Republican disinformation, Shapiro, Newsman

Donald trump is literally one of the worst people on the planet, and it is hard to understand why anyone, especially otherwise intelligent people, can support him, but people placing a big value on “extrinsics” could explain a lot…

From The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/jan/29/donald-trump-americans-us-culture-republican? Other thoughts on why people might support such an odious person: https://open.substack.com/pub/brianklaas/p/why-does-40-of-america-still-support? MAGA, cult, narcissism, pathological liar, grifter, rapist, serial sexual...

Right-wing extremist and Christo-fascist Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen again promotes his extreme, anti-freedom agenda with an attempt to prevent voters from deciding whether or not the state can force women to bear pregnancies…

From Montana Free Press: https://montanafreepress.org/2024/01/17/montana-attorney-general-blocks-constitutional-abortion-proposal/?utm_medium=email MAGA, trump, why do Republicans hate women and other voters?

From our man-caused climate change section: unusually warm Arctic air disrupted the polar jet stream, giving us a brief taste of bitter cold we used to experience more of in Montana, but now we’re back to the unusually warm and dry weather we had in the fall that has dominated this winter…

From Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/whats-behind-the-arctic-blast-plunging-into-the-u-s/ an inconvenient truth, if you care about your children you will care about climate change, climate change denial a mental illness,...

The less fossil fuel we all use the better, and the more solar energy we produce — as individuals and as communities — the more energy independent we are. The High Country News offers a lesson for Beartooth Electric Cooperative…

From High Country News: https://www.hcn.org/issues/56.1/energy-industry-the-new-mexico-co-op-breaking-up-with-fossil-fuels?