Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Saying Trump 'Provoked' the Capitol Riot With 'Lies,' Mitch McConnell Tries To Distance His Party From a Dangerous Demagogue
The Senate minority leader sees a grave political risk in failing to repudiate the former president.
He fought ISIS and volunteered as a medic for BLM. Now he's been arrested for threats against pro-Trump rioters.
Government grows in response to a crisis.
Our Post-9/11 Response Deprived Us of Liberty and Didn't Stop Terrorism. Let's Not Venerate or Expand It.
We don’t need new tools or agencies to track alleged domestic terrorists.
Objections to police reform are often more rooted in partisan knee-jerk reactions than in sensible policymaking.
Trump supporters did this, and everyone knows it.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
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It can be hard to see what's in front of you, especially when you're struggling not to see it.
The First Amendment doesn't come with an exception for "disinformation."
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Trump's Belated Message of Peace and Unity Makes You Wonder Where This President Has Been the Last Four Years
Something like Wednesday evening's soothing remarks could have made a real difference on the day of the Capitol riot.
Here is how Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, Liz Cheney, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley responded to the president's election delusions.
Unlike the cancellation of Josh Hawley’s book, such criminal charges pose a real threat to freedom of speech.
As Mitch McConnell and Liz Cheney break for impeachment, the freshman GOP congressman who succeeded Justin Amash says that Republicans who are "going to vote our conscience tomorrow" expect to be assaulted.
Law enforcement will have an easier time arresting and prosecuting criminals on Parler than on Telegram.
The impeachment article against the president cites a little-discussed section of the 14th Amendment.
But these lawmakers think they should be.
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Laws against sedition have historically been used by insecure officials to punish critics.
Trump attorney Kurt Hilbert claimed he had reached settlement agreements with state officials, which was news to them.
Proposals are already being floated for new unnecessary laws and punishments to address the riots.
Under federal law, incitement to riot does not include "advocacy of ideas" or "expression of belief" unless it endorses violence, which Trump did not do.
The rookie GOP congressman describes Capitol Hill chaos, says that some Republicans who knew better voted against election certification out of physical fear, and explains how serving in Iraq and Afghanistan made him want to "end the endless wars."
"That behavior was unconscionable for our country."
Yesterday's events at the Capitol building should be understood as a colossal law enforcement failure.
In a Thursday afternoon announcement, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) said Trump committed "an act of sedition" by inciting a riot on Wednesday afternoon.
Ted Cruz's Legally Groundless Challenge to Biden's Electoral Votes Was a Disgrace That Should Follow Him Forever
Cruz plunged into the constitutional abyss while Rand Paul stepped back, refusing to sacrifice democracy and the rule of law.
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The usually rote process was marred by President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories and a Republican attempt to thwart the outcome, but the result is now official.
The president's weak pleading has done little to mollify demonstrators currently storming the Capitol.
Trump said the "Save America March" would be peaceful, but his apocalyptic rhetoric had predictable consequences.
'Our Democracy Would Enter a Death Spiral': McConnell Rebukes Electoral Challenge Minutes Before Protesters Storm Capitol
The warning came a bit too late.
“This is banana republic crap we’re watching happen right now.”
What I saw from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building.
Trump Tweets About Mike Pence's Betrayal While His Supporters Force the V.P. To Evacuate the Capitol
Pence had been presiding over the tally of Electoral College votes before rioters broke into the Capitol Building, forcing him to flee.
Wild scenes are unfolding at the U.S. Capitol, which is now on lockdown amid clashes between pro-Trump protestors and police.