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January 6 Insurrection
January 6 Insurrection news and analysis from The Nation
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The Supreme Court’s Majority Reconvenes Its Assault on Democracy
The six-justice, right-wing majority is using a self-selected docket of cases to advance minority rule.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 4, 2022
The Oath Keepers’ January 6 Defense Comes for Trump
But if Trump is exonerated in this case, these boys will pay hard for their sins.
October 3, 2022
What We Can Learn From Watergate
Fifty years ago, we tried to make the presidency more accountable. It wasn’t enough to secure democracy.
Robert L. Borosage
September 30, 2022
The January 6 Committee Can’t Quit Before It Examines the Clarence Thomas Connection
In addition to exposing Trump’s coup plotting, the committee must examine whether a Supreme Court justice abused his position to aid the plotters.
September 26, 2022
The Most Painful Episode of the January 6 Insurrection
…was watching Confederates take the Capitol. As the hearings resume, a Florida man reflects on his enemies—and ours.
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September 23, 2022
Trump’s Embrace of QAnon Realizes the Dream of the Religious Right
For evangelicals and conservative Christians, the former president’s cult-like rallies have placed their ritualized militancy at the center of American politics.
September 20, 2022
Letters From the October 3/10, 2022, Issue
One-state reality… Documenting January 6… Leaving water for migrants…
September 19, 2022
The Coup Next Time
The hard right is grooming the military and law enforcement for insurrection.
September 16, 2022
New Hampshire’s GOP Senate Nominee Wants to Take Away the Right to Elect Senators
The next frontier in the Republican assault on democracy involves a scheme to repeal the 17th Amendment and let Republican-controlled legislatures name senators.