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Recently, the MSNBC special report “Rise of the New Right: A Hardball Documentary with Chris Matthews” took a hard look at the current surge of of rightwing anger and anti-government fervor — a trend I’ve documented since the election of Barack Obama as president. On June 16, I reported on the original cablecast of the documentary. Now, in a 6-day period, I’m featuring a different segment of the six-part series each day.

“Rise of the New Right” — Part 5: The Rhetoric of the New Right


The language of the American right has not changed much over the past century. (05:57)

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Related reports on this site

Extremism Rises in America (June 16, 2010)

The growing fear among some citizens of losing their rights and freedoms has created a political backlash toward the U.S. government and manifested itself in violent rhetoric and anti-government groups who want to “take their country back.” Chris Matthews takes a hard look at the recent surge of anger on the political right in “Rise of the New Right: A Hardball Documentary with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC.

“Rise of the New Right” — Part 1 (July 7, 2010)

“Rise of the New Right” — Part 2 (July 8, 2010)

“Rise of the New Right” — Part 3 (July 9, 2010)

“Rise of the New Right” — Part 4 (July 10, 2010)

Michele Bachmann’s ‘Anti-American’ Rant (Oct. 18, 2009)


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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — July 11, 2009

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Bombs kill dozens in Iraq, Afghanistan (NBC Nightly News, July 9, 2009)
In the worst violence since U.S. combat troops pulled back from urban areas in Iraq, nearly 60 people were killed in Baghdad on Thursday, July 9, 2009; and a truck filled with explosives blew up on an Afghan highway, killing 25 people. (00:37)

Iraq Violence After U.S. Pullback

One-year retrospective: One year ago today, I reported that violence had spiked in Iraq after U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas; that British military deaths in Afghanistan had surpassed their casualties in Iraq; and that the U.S. abandoned the Bush administration policy of destroying opium poppies in Afghanistan.

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