Taking Notes on a Criminal Conspiracy

The Proud Boys, Trump family, and Alex Jones all filmed documentaries of their actions leading up to January 6.

Riot (or Worse) Thwarted in Idaho

A group of extremists are stopped from instigating a riot.

Thoughts on the Hearings

It was far more compelling than expected.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Tucker Carlson’s Testicles

The craziest damn thing you’ve ever heard of or a secret message to the crazies?

Proud Boys Leader Turns Rat

A key planner of the Capitol riot has agreed to testify against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Trump Judge Acquits January 6 Non-Rioter

Two hundred-odd people have pled or been found guilty. One has been acquitted.

Trump Facing Multiple Legal Disasters

The 45th President is unlikely to face Federal prosecution but state and civil suits are not going his way.

More Rogan (but not Just Rogan)

Musings about US politics and culture.

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Oath Keepers Charged with Seditious Conspiracy

A year after the Capitol riot, DOJ is coming after the most violent perpetrators.

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

Trump, Electoral Fraud Lies, and the Primaries

Our system and the shaping of the GOP’s future.

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Judge

He’s controversial but consistent.

Rolling Stone Implies Congressmen Abetted 6 January Violence

A vague but inflammatory report sheds little light on the situation.

Proud Boys, Antifa Clash in Portland While Police Stand Idly By

The weirdest goddamn story you’re likely to read today.

Talk to Trump Voters!

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

Defining ‘Extremism’ in the Military

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

Most January 6 Rioters Won’t Go to Jail

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

Transphobia, Academic Freedom, and the First Amendment

The 6th Circuit is allowing a professor fired for misgendering a transwoman to sue his state university.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

Merrick Garland Ready to Take on Domestic Extremists

The man most famous for getting screwed out of a Supreme Court seat has a more interesting backstory.

Freedom, Security, and Insurrection

The aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riots runs into the First Amendment,

‘Stop the Steal’ Founder ‘in Hiding’

A one-time denizen of Blogger’s Row at CPAC has come a long way.

How Trump’s Words are Heard

Trump is careless with his words and extremists respond.

Trump Deserves to be Impeached, Plain and Simple

As we assess Trump’s role in all of this, it is important to think through what he did (and did not) do.

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Trump’s Final Meltdown

The President of the United States is an existential threat to the Republic.

Violence after DC ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Peaceful protests were once again followed by nighttime clashes.

Million MAGA March Sparks Violence

The inevitable happened, as extremist organizations descended on DC.

The Proud Boys Heard Trump Loud and Clear

They are standing by as ordered.

Cancel the Rest of the Debates?

More of what we saw last night would be bad for the country.

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Debate

A national nightmare that may not have changed many minds.

A Diminished, Surreal July 4th

The crowd for DC’s fireworks celebration was small but weird.

Americans Want to Ban Hate Speech But Can’t Define It

Two-thirds want social media platforms to ban harassment and racist, sexist, and other offensive speech.