Steve Bannon’s contempt case: Could the coverup lead to the truth of the crime?

‘All hell is going to break loose’: 1/6 committee subpoenas Bannon to testify — along with 3 other witnesses

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 229 to 202, with nine Republicans joining all the Democrats to hold podcaster and former White House adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to testify before the committee investigating the insurrection of January 6th and events leading up to it. The order was sent to the U.S.

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How the Republican Party is making the Democrats look like rank amateurs when it comes to being in ‘disarray’

As anyone could have predicted, much of the media is once again obsessed with the “Democrats are in disarray” storyline, a perennial favorite that makes it easy to preserve the preferred conventional wisdom that says the right may be authoritarian bigots but at least they aren’t the dizzy dingbats of the left. Republicans don’t even have to make the trains run on time anymore.

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Trump’s revival: How his rallies reveal him to be the ultimate follower

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 9, 2019, Jackson A. Lanier

Donald Trump returned to his beloved rally stage over the weekend to perform his greatest hits in front of a Georgia crowd. It was a large and ecstatic crowd. What else is new? If there was any hope of Trump’s fans getting tired of him, there is no sign of it yet.

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Trump’s revival: How his rallies reveal him to be the ultimate follower

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 9, 2019, Jackson A. Lanier

Donald Trump returned to his beloved rally stage over the weekend to perform his greatest hits in front of a Georgia crowd. It was a large and ecstatic crowd. What else is new? If there was any hope of Trump’s fans getting tired of him, there is no sign of it yet.

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Trump’s revival: How his rallies reveal him to be the ultimate follower

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 9, 2019, Jackson A. Lanier

Donald Trump returned to his beloved rally stage over the weekend to perform his greatest hits in front of a Georgia crowd. It was a large and ecstatic crowd. What else is new? If there was any hope of Trump’s fans getting tired of him, there is no sign of it yet.

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How Mike Pence’s 6-point plan to steal the election leaves a roadmap for future authoritarians

One of the most important lessons of the 2020 election is just how easy it would be for someone with a little bit more savvy to upend the constitution and prevent the peaceful transfer of power in the future. Democracies don’t always crumble as a result of violent revolution. It’s often done by manipulating the law and using intimidation to ensure compliance.
The most famous example is the German Enabling Act of 1933, also known as The Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Reich.

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How Mike Pence’s 6-point plan to steal the election leaves a roadmap for future authoritarians

One of the most important lessons of the 2020 election is just how easy it would be for someone with a little bit more savvy to upend the constitution and prevent the peaceful transfer of power in the future. Democracies don’t always crumble as a result of violent revolution. It’s often done by manipulating the law and using intimidation to ensure compliance.
The most famous example is the German Enabling Act of 1933, also known as The Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Reich.

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Trump quietly unleashes his mob

President of the United States Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a “Keep America Great” rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Gage Skidmore

There’s been a ton of reporting and analysis on Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book, “Peril”, most of it focusing on the final days of the Trump administration — which by all accounts were even more of a chaotic mess than we could see from the outside (and we saw plenty).

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How Trump is making it difficult for Republicans to win

Trump speaking at a Sept. 2019 rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jackson A. Lanier

The absurd recall election to replace California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, is upon us. All registered voters in California were sent mail-in ballots weeks ago and Tuesday is the last day for people to either turn them in or vote in person. So far, turnout has been much better than anyone expected for this weirdly timed special election. That bodes well for Governor Newsom in a state in which Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.

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Trump understood the undercurrent of racist violence that was electrified when he ‘took off the gloves’

President Donald J. Trump listens to participants deliver remarks during the National Dialog on Safely Reopening America’s Schools event Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend it’s hard not to think of how different everything would have been over these past two decades if it had never happened. The attacks changed America in some fundamental ways and I’m not sure we’ve ever fully grappled with it.

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