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Ron Johnson Searches for the Real Killer

United States Senator Ron Johnson wonders if, possibly, maybe, perhaps it is Nancy Pelosi who is responsible for the Capitol riot. He doesn’t have any proof for this contention, and after all, he’s only askin’ questions, so don’t ask Johnson for substantiation: “Is this another diversionary operation? Is this meant to deflect away from potentially…

Frontline: Trump’s American Carnage

In the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, FRONTLINE investigates how Donald Trump’s presidency laid the groundwork for bitter divisions, violence and ultimately insurrection. “Trump’s American Carnage” investigates Trump’s siege on his enemies, the media and even the leaders of his own party, who for years ignored the warning signs of what…

Confederates, Copperheads, and Conservatives

It’s an understatement to say that a democratic society that endures a violent mob seizing its capitol building is a society in distress. We find ourselves in the twenty-first century facing movements as malevolent and mendacious as the nineteenth century’s Confederates and Copperheads. Karen L. Cox writes What Trump Shares With the ‘Lost Cause’ of the…

The WISGOP Follows a Fool, and Fails Wisconsin

No state delegation in America has been less receptive to a federal coronavirus relief package than the WISGOP delegation to Washington. Allison Stevens reports Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works: A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.…

More, and More Again

So what should Democrats do now that impeachment is over? I argue in @PostOpinions today that they should step on the gas and keep investigating the Trump admin as aggressively as they did in the Ukraine scandal. On every front. https://t.co/oCK8M9Vxyr — Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) February 4, 2020              

Suggestion for a Next Step

I have a suggestion for @RepAdamSchiff: Within five minutes of the Senate acquittal vote, in his capacity as House Intelligence Committee Chairman, he should (a) notice a hearing scheduled for next week and (b) present @AmbJohnBolton with a subpoena to testify at it. — Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) January 31, 2020        

In questioning of DOJ’s inspector general, Sen. Klobuchar debunks GOP lies about FBI Russia probe report

Smart line of questioning from @amyklobuchar, laying out how nothing in the IG report draws into question the key points of what we know about Russian interference or how the investigation into it was conducted pic.twitter.com/Rf81MVDaKW — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 11, 2019