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We now can see who Donald Trump really is without the power of the presidency behind him

Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan. Photo: James Devaney/Getty Images

Republican members of Congress have been accused of coordinating with riot organizers

Rep. Paul Gosar and Sen. Ted Cruz are applauded by Republican members of Congress after they objected to the certification of the electoral votes for Arizona. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A major political party decided they’re done with democracy. We can’t forgive and move on.

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Activists have known for years that far-right online chatter can turn into real-world violence

Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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