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Continuing the happy theme of recent weeks, the read of the week is the Atlantic‘s recent article on right-wing militias in the United States.

Although this got a quick media burst after “stand back and stand by,” it’s important to understand something of the history of this movement and some of its most influential groups.

Even this article is a little present-focused — but that makes sense given that it’s framed around the election. The two seasons of the Bundyville podcast go into far more detail on the origins and spread of the movement, as well which dots the militias are connecting and how to arrive at their worldview.


Also worth reading is a rancher’s firsthand account of searching for his cattle after a wildfire ripped through his summer forest range.