John McCracken is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Belt Magazine, The Capital Times, Tone Madison, Bandcamp Daily, Loudwire, and more. He writes about labor, politics, music, community, and Midwest culture. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 2021, he founded The NEWcomer, an independent news project covering politics, arts, and culture in Northeastern Wisconsin. He can be found on Twitter @jmcjmc451.

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What a Right Wing Militant in Wisconsin County Politics Reveals about Extremism
A staunchly conservative county official from Green Bay doubles as a right wing militia member.