I'm Michael Edison Hayden and It's Gonna Be a Long Night is my personal newsletter. I'm a writer and investigative reporter who has been covering the radical right exclusively as a topic since 2017. I'm working on my first book, Strange People on the Hill, which has been purchased by Bold Type Books/Hachette.

The thoughts I publish here are my own and aren't reflective of the opinions of my current employer. I don't speak on behalf of my current employer [Tim Robinson voice] "AT. ALL."

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I also proudly serve as steward for SPLC Union of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild.