capitol-riot

COMMENTARY

Top Trump DOJ official’s letter staked out Georgia as path to a coup | Jay S. Bookman

BY: - August 6, 2021

We need to expose those who were willing to subvert the law and the Constitution.

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MAGA values Blue Lives? Remind them of how they treated Ofc. Michael Fanone | Dick Polman

BY: - August 2, 2021

Fascism takes root when people en masse fall down the rabbit hole of alternative reality.

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I’m a child of Holocaust survivors. We have to stop our slide into totalitarianism | Chuck Ardo

BY: - July 25, 2021

My parents warned me that what happened in Germany could happen here. I fear I’m now watching it happen in slow motion.

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How do we stop a slide into autocracy? By always remembering that facts matter | Ray E. Landis

BY: - June 27, 2021

Autocratic governments use lies and propaganda to brainwash their citizens and perpetuate their rule.

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‘It’s all politics, it’s all garbage’: Voting against medals for cops, 21 Republicans hit a new low in insurrection denial | John L. Micek

BY: - June 17, 2021

So just how desperate are some Republicans to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol? Desperate enough that 21 of them voted against a slam-dunk of a bill earlier this week awarding one of the country’s highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal, to the law enforcement officers who defended […]

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Imagine what would happen if the GOP treated the 1/6 riots like they treated Benghazi | John A. Tures

BY: - June 13, 2021

By John A. Tures A decade ago, there were more than a half-dozen Congressional committees investigating the attack upon the U.S. Consular Office in Benghazi, Libya. Yet chances are dimming for even a single Congressional investigation of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol itself on January 6, 2021. But Congress should not be barred from […]

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We never needed a Jan. 6 Commission. We need a Nov. 3 Commission. This is why | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 9, 2021

We know what caused the insurrection. What we need to do is convince millions of Americans that the election was not stolen from Donald Trump.

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Is Chris Christie pathetic, shrewd, or just pathetically shrewd? | Dick Polman

BY: - May 17, 2021

He’s so desperate for a piece of the action, so hungry for relevance, that he thinks he can have a bakery of cakes and eat them too.

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Republicans are just fine with cancel culture when it comes to their own Trump critics | John A. Tures

BY: - May 14, 2021

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney got bounced from her leadership position for one reason - and one reason only. And it had nothing to do with her conservatism.

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When we discover that ‘us’ and ‘them’ aren’t really that different, we have no reason to fear ‘them’ | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - April 29, 2021

If we as a whole do not soon take steps to heal these fear-fostered divisions, our humanity will wither, and our inhumanity will devour us. That is something we all should fear.

Former Scranton-area GOP state legislative candidate charged with storming U.S. Capitol

BY: - March 25, 2021

Frank Scavo, a former school board member from outside Scranton, has been charged with four misdemeanors for allegedly entering the federal building on Jan. 6, according to local media.

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The pandemic has exposed the flaws of American individualism | J. Patrick Coolican

BY: - March 23, 2021

If we do not change paths and begin to take our responsibilities to citizenship and humanity more seriously, actual tyranny awaits.  Of the nation — and the soul.