All these stories based on Antifa talking points were meant to create an impression that Trump had literally sent secret police to disappear left‐wing opposition. It was false.
An activist at La Verne University who claimed to be the target of racism has been charged with perjury and filing false police reports.
Even as antifa and alt-right clashes continue, passive policing at violent demonstrations has become a point of pride for the Portland Police Bureau.
The threats from the far right are real and undeniable, but there is far-left violence, too. Americans don't seem to recognize that.
Even as one of the movement's most vocal critics, I underestimated its ability to metastasize and recruit younger and younger people.