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A tragic misnomer
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A tragic misnomer
The Republican National Committee recently characterized the Jan. 6 insurrection as “legitimate political discourse.” To politically unaffiliated observers, Jan. 6 was a murderous and unpatriotic attack on the nation’s Capitol building and democratic institutions.
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Editorial
Prosecute the election thieves
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack may be on the verge of disclosing an effort by Trump allies to block the vote in seven states won by Joe Biden by using fake electors who submitted false certificates for Trump.
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Insurrection can disqualify a candidate for public office
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Insurrection can disqualify a candidate for public office
Even as the Civil War raged, Union leaders were busily restructuring the nation for its survival. Several constitutional amendments were essential. The most well-known is the 13th Amendment that made slavery illegal. Lesser known is Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which sanctions those federal and state public office holders who violate their oath of office by participating in rebellion and insurrection against the government.
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The politics of prosecuting an insurrection
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The politics of prosecuting an insurrection
A year has passed since the great insurrection. A number of those who were physically involved in the invasion have been prosecuted, but so far none of those who planned and fomented the event have been indicted.
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Pathetically misled
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Editorial
Pathetically misled
Elections should be won because voters are knowledgeable and fully persuaded of the value of the voters’ choices. There is no place for trickery in a democracy
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The demise of assumed superiority
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The demise of assumed superiority
The Jan. 6 Capitol invasion by Trump supporters intent on preventing the Senate from certifying the results of the presidential election induced many Americans to reassess the validity of white supremacy.
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