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The photo below is of Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss (L), former Fulton County Georgia election worker comforted by her mother Ruby Freeman (R) as Moss testifies during the fourth hearing on the January 6th investigation.

Trumpism is fascism, American-style | John L. Micek

BY: - June 22, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee is laying out the evidence. We ignore it at our peril.

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What do about the emerging paramilitary wing of the GOP | J. Patrick Coolican

BY: - June 20, 2022

We can’t laugh off all the menacing rhetoric, or the politicians playing gun cosplay, or the failed coup.

Trump spread claims of election fraud debunked by his own legal team, Jan. 6 panel says

BY: - June 13, 2022

Trump’s complaints of electoral conspiracy led to increasingly disturbing threats of violence, ex-Philly City Commissioner Al Schmidt said.

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Debating when Clarence Thomas should recuse himself is the wrong argument | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - May 24, 2022

The question really is whether we can trust the justices not to be zealous, partisan fanatics. Some Americans don't. And that's the issue.

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pa. Rep. Scott Perry, other top Republicans

BY: - May 12, 2022

The House panel said it was targeting Perry because he had " ... various communications with the White House about a number of matters relevant to the Select Committee’s investigation, including allegations that Dominion voting machines had been corrupted."

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Lack of confidence in U.S. elections is just one example of the danger to democracy posed by misinformation and disinformation, much of it spread by social media. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

What to do about those less than Christ-like ‘Christian’ churches? | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - April 29, 2022

Beyond misconstruing and misusing the Gospel's message, Christian nationalists pose a threat to peace in our nation.

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We can’t overlook the danger posed by Christian nationalists | Chuck Ardo

BY: - April 28, 2022

Although they describe themselves as “patriots,” Christian nationalists reflect an un-American view that only their conservative interpretation of Christianity and its role in the political and social life of the country is valid.

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Beware the slow motion coup. Here’s how you can stand up for democracy | Robert Reich

BY: - April 27, 2022

Volunteer to be a poll worker or join a campaign. From school boards to secretaries of state, every position matters.

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Back to normal? Nothing ever stays the same. We should accept that | Jonathan C. Rothermel

BY: - March 10, 2022

It is time for us to move on because we clearly have work to do. 

A year after Jan. 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol lives on in hundreds of court cases | Analysis

BY: - March 5, 2022

More than 15% of the defendants charged in the Capitol insurrection had ties to Pennsylvania, our analysis found.

Biden in Jan. 6 speech decries ‘web of lies’ created by Trump about 2020 election

BY: - January 6, 2022

'We are in the battle for the soul of America,' Biden said during a somber and strongly worded speech.

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What the Capitol insurrection changed about Americans’ beliefs in conspiracy theories | Opinion

BY: - January 5, 2022

'People’s beliefs about reality are infinitely malleable,' one expert said. 'I wish it wasn’t the case, because it is really bad for society.'