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October 19th, 2021 - 12:49 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Will Bannon be prosecuted for contempt of Congress?

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot rejected a request from Steve Bannon’s lawyer to delay a contempt vote for a week to “thoughtfully assess the impact” of sanctioning him for defying a House subpoena, The Hill reported on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The request appe[...]

October 17th, 2021 - 10:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media

Trumper faces prison for threats against families of journalists

A California man “upset about President Biden’s victory” pleaded guilty on Friday, October 16, 2021, to “making threatening interstate communications to a journalist’s relative living in New York,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The journalist was George Stephanopo[...]

October 11th, 2021 - 4:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump eulogizes dead Capitol rioter

“Former President Donald Trump commemorated Ashli Babbitt — the rioter fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer on Jan. 6 — in a prerecorded video to mark what would have been her 36th birthday,” Huffington Post reported on Monday, October 11, 2021 (read story here). Which is his p[...]

October 4th, 2021 - 5:26 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

How much prison time will this Capitol rioter get?

“Robert Scott Palmer of Largo, Fla., was part of the crowd of rioters on Jan. 6,” The Hill says. Prosecutors say he was in “the front line of rioters confronting the officers” defending the building where members of Congress were certifying the 2020 election inside. Palmer, 53, R[...]

October 3rd, 2021 - 12:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The Guns of January

Of all the GOP’s lies enveloping the 2020 election, one of the most enduring is that the Capitol insurrection was a gun-free political protest. It was neither. It wasn’t a protest. The rioters’ own videos, reinforced by their social media posts and internal messaging, irrefutably d[...]

September 29th, 2021 - 4:45 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

45 days in jail for Capitol “tourists”

Derek Jancart and his buddy Erik Rau will spend 45 days in jail for trying to overthrow our government. Jancart, an Air Force veteran, “brought a gas mask and two-way radio to Washington in preparation for January 6,” CNN says, while Rau “brought Kevlar gloves and medical supplies.[...]

September 21st, 2021 - 11:52 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

The great peril of Trumpism, and what we must do

The Constitution defines our system of government and protects our freedom only while we agree to abide by it. If we don’t, it’s a useless scrap of paper, and right now 4 in 10 Americans don’t consider themselves bound by it. We are in great peril of this thing called America falli[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 7:23 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Judge blocks Florida law targeting protesters

A federal judge has struck down an “anti-riot” law championed by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the Republican legislature, Huffington Post reported on Thursday, September 9, 2021 (read story here). Rioting, arson, looting, and vandalism were already crimes in Florida. This [...]

September 2nd, 2021 - 3:42 pm § in News Media, Politics

The squeamish media

Writing wistfully about Reagan’s “big tent” party, Chris Cillizza, a CNN political commentator, said (here), “Republicans would do well to take a breath and remember Reagan’s assertion of who was welcomed into the GOP.” Well no, he’s missing the point. First[...]

August 26th, 2021 - 6:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Cop who shot Capitol rioter says he “saved lives”

Lt. Mike Byrd (photo, left), the Capitol Police officer who shot rioter Ashli Babbitt, told NBC News, “I know that day I saved countless lives.” (Read story here.) A Republican congressman who witnessed the shooting agrees. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) “felt that the Capitol police off[...]