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Senate Republicans’ sudden concern for misdemeanors
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Editorial
Senate Republicans’ sudden concern for misdemeanors
One of the most serious crimes in recent years was the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S.  Capitol to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The House of Representatives has established a select committee to investigate that organized assault in order to prevent further attacks.
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Editorial
GOP lies disrespect democracy
Everyone expects politicians to exaggerate. A hyper-positive pose is what successful politicians assume. However, Republicans have taken this to an exorbitant level that so distorts the truth that many voters will find it difficult to determine what they should support. The most damaging example of this is Donald Trump’s insistence that he won the presidential election but his victory has been denied by fraud and corruption.
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Opinion
Bring back the poll tax!
Trump’s vote-fraud claim was the official marching order for packs of GOP governors, GOP-controlled state legislators, GOP house reps and senators, legions of GOP political action groups, conservative talking heads and bloggers to go on the attack.
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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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Opinion
The biggest lie
The Biggest Lie, which much of the American news media continues to perpetuate, is "This is not who we are" whenever the notion of white supremacy produces a horrific act of violence or destruction.
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Opinion
Senate trial proves again Trump still owns the GOP
It’s been three months since Trump decisively lost the election to Biden. Yet you can still count on one hand the number of top Republican officials who have appeared on the national Sunday TV talk shows to condemn Trump’s actions.
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Opinion
Not guilty, again. And not just because of GOP partisan politics
There is no surprise that most GOP senators say they are wary of convicting Trump. Their reluctance, really refusal, to convict him, is routinely chalked up to naked, raw, hard-nosed partisan politics with a heavy dose of fear.
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The U.S. democracy has endured
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Editorial
The U.S. democracy has endured
It is indeed bizarre for Trump’s enablers to object to impeachment on the grounds that any penalty for Trump disrupts the possibility of achieving national unity under Biden. Trump’s supporters did nothing to end racism or mitigate political conflicts.
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America betrayed!
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Editorial
America betrayed!
This conflict demonstrates a fundamental flaw in the political structure of the country. The Founding Fathers expected that affluent white men would run the country’s affairs. Judging from the pedestrian level of some of those Republicans protesting on Jan. 6, that arrangement is satisfactory to them, as long as Blacks are omitted.
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Notes on an insurrection: violence, magical thinking
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News
Notes on an insurrection: violence, magical thinking
Magical thinking and its handmaiden of violence were the forces driving those who refused to accept President Trump’s election loss, instead ascribing his defeat to Deep State conspiracies and global forces of evil aligned against white Christian culture. And it is nothing new. At its core, slavery involved deeply rooted cognitive dissonance by denying the humanity of Africans in spite of Gospel teachings, while employing violence to enforce the hypocrisy.
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Local News
Natick official draws fire after attending DC riot
Natick Town Meeting member Suzanne E. Ianni drew fire after attending the demonstration and riot in the nation’s capital.
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Activist charged with assault in Swampscott
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Local News
Activist charged with assault in Swampscott
A Haverhill activist was charged with assaulting a 60-year-old woman, but video footage of the encounter appears to contradict the arresting officers’ claims.
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