With over five million members, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is much more than just the powerful lobby for gun owners and the supply chain of gun manufacturers and dealers. The NRA is a “party” within the Republican Party.
A year after the attack on the Capitol, the country is suspended between democracy and autocracy. That sense of uncertainty radically heightens the likelihood of episodic bloodletting in America, and even the risk of civil war.
This year marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, where roughly 300 people — predominantly Black people — were killed; Black churches, schools and businesses were burned to the ground, and the homes of Black people were looted.
Rick Perlstein and Edward H. Miller
The New Republic
Why it’s foolish to think the modern GOP will ever break with its lunatic fringe. When Republican lawmakers had a chance to draw a bright line between their party and conspiracy theorists and insurrectionists, the vast majority voted to acquit.
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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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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
An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are and what they might do on Election Day. President Trump when asked in the debate whether he would “condemn white supremacists and militia groups, said “stand back and stand by”.
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