Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: insurrection

Why the window to prosecute Trump is closing

Holding Trump accountable is not an act of partisanship. It’s a defense of our democracy.

‘About damn time’: Jan. 6 panel unanimously votes to subpoena ex-President...

"Trump must comply with the subpoena from the January 6th select committee because no one, including a former president, is above the law."

DOJ must permanently bar insurrectionists from public office: Ethics group

"The DOJ must take action to stop, by all means available under the law, those who broke their oath to support our Constitution from being entrusted with public office again."

The Jan. 6 insurrection showed us the limits of polarization

Polarization looms large in many diagnoses of America’s current political struggles. Some researchers warn of an approaching “tipping point” of irreversible polarization.

Watchdog says insurrectionist lawmakers, including Trump, should be barred from public...

"We are urging [election officials] to make clear that insurrectionists such as President Trump are barred from ever again holding public office."

Climate deniers backed violence and spread pro-insurrection messages before, during, and...

As the mass radicalization wave surged, some individual opponents of climate action may have been swept along by its broad rightward push, propelling them closer to endorsing political violence.

‘I don’t trust the people above me’: Riot squad cops open...

Interviews with 19 current and former officers show how failures of leadership and communication put hundreds of Capitol cops at risk and allowed rioters to get dangerously close to members of Congress.

Congress could use an arcane section of the 14th Amendment to...

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was created to tackle a different problem related to the Civil War: insurrection.

Why corporate power over American politics was laid bare after the...

Don’t be fooled that corporations’ motives are moral.

Hundreds of 2021 ‘insurrectionists’ may get off while 700 peaceful Pentagon...

What a difference a half century makes (not!)...

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Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

White House says GOP bill would force ‘one of the biggest Medicare benefit cuts’...

"House Republicans are trying to slash lifelines for middle-class families on behalf of rich special interests," said a White House spokesperson.

Outrage as Biden Administration recommends major Alaska oil project

"The project is “drastically out of step with the Biden administration’s goals to slash climate pollution and transition to clean energy,” but that “it’s not too late for him to step up and pull the plug on this carbon bomb."

‘More training’ is not the answer to police terror

The death of Tyre Nichols doesn’t have to be in vain – there are numerous opportunities for action at the local and national level to rein in out of control police terror.

How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.