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Is Texas’ Disaster a Harbinger of America’s Future?

Jeff Goodell RollingStone
Texas brought this crisis on themselves by insisting on operating their own power grid that doesn’t connect with others; by failing to do anything to make the grid more resilient; by creating a political system that is controlled by power and money.

Where Trumpism Lives

Jacob Whiton Boston Review
Support for pro-Trump Republicans remains driven by relatively well-off whites in fast-growing, rapidly diversifying suburbs—not by economic despair in rural America.

The Right Normalizes Fascism. The Best Response: Normalize It Back

David Ost Foreign Policy in Focus
Fascism is not just about violence. It’s also about politics. Today’s fascists are not embarrassed by their attacks on democracy. They apologize for nothing, ever. They are only embarrassed by the label of “fascist.”

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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

The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within

Eric Foner The Nation
The belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion. The riot by supporters of President Trump, aimed at preventing the counting of electoral votes, reveals a darker side of the history of American democracy.
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