capitol-insurrection

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How the GOP’s expected red wave crashed on the rocks of the insurrection | John A. Tures

BY: - November 13, 2022

Maybe the insurrectionists weren’t thinking about the next election. They should have been.

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An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown during a House committee hearing. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Distract and deny: How to get away with insurrection | Opinion

BY: - October 5, 2022

The tactics have been ripped from the playbook of past political scandals.

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Shirts for sale on Jan. 6, 2021, combined loyalty to Jesus and to Donald Trump. Joyce Dalsheim, CC BY-ND

How Christian nationalism is getting written out of the story of January 6 | Opinion

BY: - September 7, 2022

Accountability is important. But we can't forget the ideology driving many of the Capitol insurrectionists.

Mastriano sues Jan. 6 committee claiming it can’t compel him to testify

BY: - September 2, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol doesn’t have the authority to compel Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano to testify, Mastriano claims in a lawsuit. The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claims the select committee is not properly constituted with […]

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For America’s best lawyers, Trump is radioactive | Dick Polman

BY: - August 22, 2022

To tweak John Kerry’s famous Vietnam-era quote: How do you ask a lawyer to be the last to die for a mistake?

Pa. Rep. Dean: Trump should be criminally charged for role in the Capitol insurrection

BY: - July 25, 2022

A Pennsylvania lawmaker who participated in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial says the Republican should be “held responsible by the rule of law,” for inciting a crowd of his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election results. Trump “assembled the mob, […]

Jan. 6 panel to detail Trump’s 187 minutes of delay as insurrection grew

BY: - July 21, 2022

Here's what to watch for during the committee's prime-time hearing on Thursday night.

Trump tweet invited ‘wild’ mob to block transfer of power on Jan. 6, House panel says

BY: - July 13, 2022

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District, was among the attendees at a meeting where Trump, GOP House members strategized on how to reverse the election results.

Trump’s fake electors: Here’s the full list

BY: - June 29, 2022

The scheme is reportedly under investigation by the FBI and the Justice Dept., which have issued subpoenas to several of the people involved.

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What the GOP and a Greek tragedy have in common | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - June 29, 2022

Today’s partisans in the MAGA movement are little more than actors in an updated version of a Greek tragedy directed by an unqualified, power hungry, dissembling, narcissistic, demagogic, would-be despot.

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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.

Here’s what happens when honest private citizens are targeted by fascists | Dick Polman

BY: - June 27, 2022

If the cesspool of lies engulfs us, there will be many more such stories. If fascism infests us on a human scale, it will be too late to resist.

Democratic Governors Association calls on Mastriano to release potential Jan. 6 footage

BY: - June 26, 2022

The GOP nominee was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but has denied any wrongdoing.