From Mitch McConnell's perspective, an independent commission can only mean trouble.
"At the time of Mr. Trump's posts, there was a clear, immediate risk of harm."
Blame the media for running anonymous sources, but don't let government off the hook for its secrecy and misinformation.
Songs like "Gun Totin' Patriot" and "We Outside" might be ridiculous, Trump-worshiping schlock, but their embrace of controversial themes breathes some rebelliousness back into rap.
"We don't need to use a faulty model and apply it to the very real terrorism problem that we have at home," says terrorism expert Max Abrahms.
Violent acts are already illegal, and new tools will inevitably be used against those who annoy the powerful.
Despite Its Own Warning That 'Congress Itself Is the Target,' the Capitol Police Did Not Expect Anything Like Last Month's Riot
The agency also missed an FBI bulletin citing "specific calls for violence."
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The Senate minority leader's triangulation does not bode well for the GOP's ability to stand for something other than a personality cult.
Whether the reality-show-star-turned-first-president-to-be-impeached-twice has a future in American politics, however, sadly remains an open question.
Leaving Aside Trump's Role in Provoking the Capitol Riot, His Reaction to It Was Enough To Justify Impeachment
He betrayed his oath and duties as president by hesitating to intervene and refusing to unambiguously condemn the violence.
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The 33-year-old successor to Justin Amash's House seat says his party has abandoned limited government, economic freedom, and individualism.
Trump's Impeachment Lawyers Try To Deconstruct the Link Between What He Said and What His Followers Did
No amount of parsing can obscure his responsibility for the deadly attack on the Capitol.
He is on firmer ground in arguing that the Senate does not have the authority to try a former president, although that issue is highly contested.
Adopting "counterinsurgency" tactics for use against wide swaths of Americans can only make the situation worse.
The federal government should prosecute those people who committed acts of vandalism or violence. However, we should be leery about giving the feds additional powers.
It's peak season for terrible ideas from journalists, academics, and politicians about how to combat disinformation and extremism.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Presents Republicans With a Sadly Familiar Choice Between Blind Loyalty to Trump and a Basic Respect for Reality
The Georgia representative has embraced nearly every crazy conspiracy theory that is popular on the right.
There are plausible arguments on both sides of the debate.
Trump's Lawyers Say He Can't Be Impeached for Trying to Subvert the Election Because He Was Just Expressing an Opinion
They also argue that the Senate has no authority to try a former president.
Treating Lin Wood's Wild Conspiracy Theories As a Psychiatric Symptom Invites Him to Play Free Speech Martyr
The State Bar of Georgia is demanding that the pro-Trump lawyer undergo a mental health evaluation.
Government will happily suppress misinformation in favor of misinformation of its own.
While many prominent constitutional scholars think trying a former president is perfectly legal, the dissenters make some points that are worth considering.
Meanwhile, he’s still trying to downplay corruption within his own force.
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Surely Rudy Giuliani's 'Conclusive Proof' of Machine-Based Election Fraud Will Save Him From Dominion's $1.3 Billion Defamation Lawsuit
The company says Donald Trump's leading lawyer perpetrated "a viral disinformation campaign" based on "demonstrably false" charges.
Government responses to Capitol rioters must be research-based and not just emotional reactions.
That punishment for reinforcing the delusions that drove the Capitol riot is highly unlikely, and it would set a troubling precedent.
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.