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Tidbits - Jan. 21, 2021 - Reader Comments: He's Gone, Trump is GOP Past, Present and Future; 'Tax the Rich' to Raise State Revenue; DC Statehood; Trump as Citizen Kane; Rosenberg Children; Woody Guthrie; Student Activist Scholarship Applications;

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Reader Comments: He's Gone, Trump is GOP Past, Present and Future; 'Tax the Rich' to Raise State Revenue; DC Statehood; Trump as Citizen Kane; Rosenberg Children; Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land'; Student Activist Scholarship Applications;

The Capitol Riot: Documents You Should Read

Lauren Harper and Tom Blanton - Compiled and edited by National Security Archive
The Pentagon’s timeline of its response to the January 6 mob attack on the Capitol features multiple discrepancies with the public record, while the first federal indictment details specific legal charges that likely will be brought against others

Hold On to That Fear

Mike Ferner Portside
The fear you felt that day was an authentic reflection of what millions of people have endured because of the votes you and past colleagues cast as they authorized trillions upon trillions of dollars to feed and unleash the largest war machine ever.

Tidbits - Jan. 14, 2021 - Reader Comments: One Week - Coup Attempt and Resistance; America Through Nazi Eyes; Impeachment; Holding Trump, His Enablers and Cohorts Responsible; Israeli Apartheid; Tech and Retail Workers; Resources; Announcements; and more.

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Reader Comments: One Week - Coup Attempt and Resistance; America Through Nazi Eyes; Impeachment; Holding Trump, His Enablers and Cohorts Responsible; Israeli Apartheid; Tech and Retail Workers; Resources; Announcements; and more....

The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol

Elie Mystal The Nation
President Trump should be impeached, removed from office, and then arrested for inciting his supporters to besiege and invade the US Capitol. Because the rioters were white, they were allowed to walk away. But just imagine if they had been Black.

Impeach Trump Again

Yoni Appelbaum The Atlantic
With his incitement of a direct assault on the people’s house, Trump has forfeited his claim to finish his term. The House must again impeach him, and the Senate must vote to remove him. It must bar him from ever again serving in public office.

Congress Expelled 14 Members in 1861 for Supporting the Confederacy

McKenzie Sadeghi USA TODAY
Congress expelled 14 members for supporting sedition and insurrection previously who supported the Confederacy against the union in 1861. Today we also have seditious members of Congress who sought to overthrow the election of the president.

Tidbits - Jan. 7, 2021 - Reader Comments: Day Like No Other; Police Enabled Far-Right Mob; Trump Incited Sedition, Must Be Removed; Major Papers Call For Impeachment; Georgia Runoff; Palestine; Guantánamo Bay; Rev. James Lawson; Nuclear Ban Treaty; more..

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Reader Comments: Day Like No Other; Police Enabled the Far-Right Mob; Trump Incited Sedition, Must Be Removed; Major Newspapers Call For Impeachment; Georgia Runoff; Palestine; Guantánamo Bay prison; Rev. James Lawson; Nuclear Ban Treaty; more...

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Labor Denounces Coup Attempt

We are witnessing one of the greatest assaults on our democracy since the Civil War,” tweeted AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. Union leaders throughout the country denounced the coup attempt and attack on the Constitution.

1918 Germany Has a Warning for America

Jochen Bittner New York Times
Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” campaign recalls one of the most disastrous political lies of the 20th century.
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