More Capitol Riot Sentencing

A woman who declared “Civil War is coming” and “they have to kill me” has asked for and received leniency.

Disparate Sentencing of Capitol Rioters

A pattern is emerging.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith) President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Biden Preparing for 2024 Run

Will America re-elect an 82-year-old to the White House?

The Trial Penalty

Exercising Constitutional rights comes with a price.

Jacob Chansley Sentenced to 41 Months for Capitol Riot

The erstwhile QAnon Shaman will spend another three-and-a-half years in jail.

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Trump, the GOP, and Stochastic Terrorism

A conversation in two parts.

Washington Post 6 January Report

A massive investigation into the Capitol riot looks at what came before, during, and after.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Let’s Go Brandon

An amusing incident highlights how far we’ve fallen.

Milley’s Soft Coup

While well-intentioned, the Chairman’s actions were illegal and dangerous.

Shaman Formerly Known as QAnon Pleads Guilty

Jacob Chansley has agreed to spend 41 to 51 months in prison for his role in the 6 January riots.

Capitol Riots Day 1 Analysis

An emotional day set the tone for the investigation.

Capitol Riots Hearings Start Today with Political Theater

Emotional testimony from police will kick off the event.

Kinzinger to Serve on 1/6 Committee

Another GOP member is added to the investigation.

Talk to Trump Voters!

We’re hurting the feelings of those trying to destroy the country.

The January 6 Commission will be All-Democratic

A chance for a real investigation? Ruined legitimacy?

Elite Behavior Matters

The College Republican National Committee Chairman elections shows the lessons taught by the national party.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

Religion and the Capitol Attack

What we know about those arrested for the 6 January insurrection.

McCarthy’s Continued 1/6 Investigation Obstruction

Short-term politics and long-term harm.

First Capitol Rioter Sentenced Gets No Jail Time

The second won’t be so fortunate.

SBC Picks a New Leader

And linkages to broader US politics.

Trump, the Rule of Law, and Normalization

Even incredibly abnormal Presidents are Presidents.

Senator Joe Manchin Is A Stupid Ape

We’re all apes. And some are willfully stupid about their public duties.

Capitol Riots Caused $1.5 Million Damage

Prosecutors want rioters to pay for it.

My Two Cents on a 1/6 Commission

We need what we aren’t going to get.

Trump’s Generals

My contribution to a continuing debate.

Counterpoint: The 6 January Commission and the Filibuster

I think this underscores the problem with the 60-vote requirement.

The 6 January Commission and the Filibuster

Could this be the straw that broke the camel’s back?

Half-Mast or Half-Assed?

A powerful symbol has been robbed of its significance.

Marine Corps Major Arrested for Capitol Riot

A serving officer was arrested for his part in events of 6 January

The Arizona Audit

The latest front on the war on truth.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

Defining ‘Extremism’ in the Military

It’s harder than a looks, especially given the limited size of the problem.

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Defense Department and ‘Extremists’

New screening procedures follow a Department-wide stand-down.

One More about GA’s SB202

And, really, all of this current wave of election legislation.

Capitol Police Officer Killed in Attack

A loon wolf terrorist who followed Louis Farrakhan was responsible.

Equal Injustice for All

There’s a right way and a wrong way to improve the system.

Most January 6 Rioters Won’t Go to Jail

Judges are pressuring prosecutors to strike deals, most of which will be for misdemeanors.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

Fact-Checking in a Fact-Free World

Debunking urban legends and Internet rumors is harder than it used to be.

POTUS Should Be Just A Job

The distance in accountability between the highest and the lowest must be shortened.

Trump Refused to Call Off Capitol Rioters

Details of a heated phone discussion with the top House Republican have emerged.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

Most agree that it was good theater. But it’s not clear what they’ve proven.

6 Senate Republicans Vote Trump Trial Constitutional

As expected, the second impeachment trial of the 45th President will proceed.

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

The Pendulum Is Broken, Not Swinging

Historical precedents fall apart when we’re in a truly unprecedented time.

Trump Wants to Push ‘Stolen Election’ Claim in Senate Trial

The man still can’t get out of his own way.

The Key Number: Two Hours

The pivot point in the impeachment charges: two hours of silence.

Trying an Impeached Former President

The legal debates are unsettled but we can all agree that Rand Paul is a moron.