Rachel Hadas: Ancient Greece had extreme polarization and civil strife too – how Thucydides can help us understand Jan. 6 and its aftermath
The insights and objectivity of a historian who lived nearly 2,500 years ago can bolster our understanding of the country’s current plight.
White Christian Nationalism now forms the basis of the Republican Party and is now targeting every facet of public life.
My friends, we owe it to generations before us who fought and died for democracy and the rule of law, and to generations after us who will live with the legacy we leave them.
Rachel Hadas: Hypocrisy is beneath them – political figures in the Trump era don’t bother concealing their misdeeds
There seems to be no sense of shame or its cousin, guilt, in our time.
The culture wars now ripping through American politics — especially noticeable in these last few weeks before the midterm elections, when Trump is trying to lay the groundwork for an authoritarian takeover — arguably began on May 8, 1970 in New York City.
The closing remarks of Bennie Thompson were so pure in their simplicity and directness, I had to hold my breath.
Southern disdain for centralized authority is an extension of the post-Civil War rebellion against federal efforts to impart a level of equality upon the scarred backs of freed slaves.
The Justice Department last month disclosed its accounting of more than 1,000 threats to election officials in the past year, with more than 100 of them meeting the threshold for a federal criminal investigation.
Clarence Thomas heard election cases while his wife conspired to overthrow democracy.
Jake Johnson: ‘I Don’t F—ing Care That They Have Weapons’: Trump Wanted Security to Let Armed Supporters March on Capitol
Hutchinson’s chilling testimony leaves no doubt: President Trump led a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.
Not so strangely, the events of January 6 have a Roman cast to them as a vengeful, self-styled emperor urges the plebeians to attack the Capitol
Sedition is the word for what we call—during times of war—treason. Trump and his Republican and media allies are in it up to their necks.
In this expansive interview, former federal judge Michael Luttig says he believes America is in the midst of the first constitutional crisis in its history:“I believe that the Constitution never contemplated, and therefore didn’t provide for, process and mechanisms to withstand an attack on America and her democratic processes from within.”