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How the GOP Will Try To Subvert Our Elections

Marc Elias Democracy Docket
We are one, maybe two, elections away from a constitutional crisis. The future of our democracy rests on whether those committed to free and fair elections will prepare to defend that democracy.

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Peril

Walter Clemens New York Journal of Books
How close did the United States come to a presidential coup d’état on January 6, 2021? This is among the questions Bob Woodward and Robert Costa ask in their new book. It's a question the nation needs to ponder, as well.

21 Million Americans Say Trump Should Be Restored by Violence

Robert A. Pape The Conversation
On Jan. 6, a mob took clear direction from Donald Trump and other political leaders to turn dangerous sentiments into violent reality. But the movement itself is larger and more complex than many people might like to think.

None Dare Call It “Fascism.” Why Not?

Mark Green Washington Spectator
Calling out fascism after it succeeds would be like finally agreeing to be vaccinated while they’re hooking you up to a ventilator. Say. Its. Name.

Biden Deserves Credit, Not Blame, for Afghanistan

David Rothkopf The Atlantic
America’s longest war has been by any measure a costly failure, and the errors in managing the conflict deserve scrutiny in the years to come. But Joe Biden doesn’t “own” the mayhem on the ground right now.

The DoJ Should Investigate Trump. Here's a Roadmap.

Laurence H. Tribe, Barbara McQuade and Joyce White Vance Washington Post
The bottom line is this: Now that Trump is out of office, the DOJ’s view that sitting presidents cannot be indicted no longer shields him. Attempted coups cannot be ignored.
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