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Jan 6 Insurrection


Trump-Backed Insurrection Proves Election Protection Reforms Are Needed

The plot to steal the 2020 presidential election was eye-opening. Now Congress must act.

Fred Wertheimer ·

Dems Accuse Hulu of 'Outrageous' Censorship of Abortion Rights, Gun Control Ads

"Hulu's censorship is dangerous and anti-democratic, and they need to answer for it," said one Democratic strategist.

Julia Conley ·

Major Missouri Newspaper Calls Josh Hawley a 'Laughingstock' for Fleeing Jan. 6 Mob

"Once he realized his own safety was in real danger," reads an editorial by The Kansas City Star, "he hotfooted it away from 'his' people. Where's that fist in the air now?"

Common Dreams staff ·

Steve Bannon Guilty of Contempt of Congress for Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

"Bannon is the tip of the insurrectionist iceberg," said U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva. "More must be held accountable.

Jessica Corbett ·

Hollow Men: All the Cowards of January 6

Much of the Republican Party has been reduced to quivering protoplasm, whimpering under the lash of Trump's whiny invective.

Juan Cole ·

WATCH LIVE: Jan. 6 Panel Holds Prime-Time Hearing on Trump Refusal to Defend Capitol

Former White House aides Sarah Matthews and Matthew Pottinger, who both resigned over Trump's actions that day, are set to testify.

Common Dreams staff ·

Electoral Count Reform Hailed as 'Essential First Step' Toward Safeguarding US Democracy

While praising the proposal, one democracy defender also emphasized that "this bill is no substitute for comprehensive voting rights legislation."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Potential Unauthorized Deletion' of Secret Service Jan. 6 Texts Prompts Probe Request

The National Archives requested the investigation after the Secret Service said it could not produce any erased messages related to the deadly Capitol insurrection.

Brett Wilkins ·

Don't Normalize Trump's Enablers

If the January 6 committee, media, and public observers normalize Pence, Barr, and even the seemingly innocent Hutchinson, they are paving the way for future authoritarian fascists.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·

Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Secret Service in Hunt for Deleted Texts

"The committee is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this and to find all of the missing texts," said panel member Rep. Jamie Raskin.

Brett Wilkins ·

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