The violent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists underlines the face of crises to come.
Jessica Corbett: Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush’s Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol
The siege of the Capitol came after an inflammatory speech by the president and as over 100 Republicans in Congress were in the process of contesting the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
De-mining America After The Donald
A good deal of recent commentary about the Republican Party conceives of it as a Trumpist rump devoid of any ideology save the acquisition and maintenance of power[….] This is nonsense.
the day ticks inexorably by with its seepage of light, and I note the stirring in the air
as neither warning nor blessing
I think of the sun rising between
great standing stones,
and the Persians gathering for Yaldā Night
to eat pomegranates
and recite the poems of Hafez.
Thanks to a half century of insidious “trickle-down” philosophy—which astoundingly continues to be preached by many of the super-rich—inequality has stretched our nation nearly to the breaking point.
It seems things here in the apocalypse can always get weirder.
This is the year when we really learned that not even white lives matter to most white people.
The normal to which we are supposed to want to return is what gave us Donald Trump in the first place, and the forces that produced that outcome have not gotten weaker in the interim
People don’t understand that the road
to concession is paved with denial.
The President is believed to be hiding in the basement. —BBC News
A nation could not have been more poorly positioned to fight COVID-19 than by the Trump administration.