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NYC’s Ranked Choice Voting debacle only helps Republican politicians cast doubt on the legitimacy of American elections


Republicans got all the concessions they asked for with the insurrection commission bill, yet McConnell wants to block it anyway

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Being an eyewitness to history is essential for future historians

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While you celebrate the new administration, so many of us are still waiting. It is cruel, but usual punishment.

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His success consistently comes from turning down the temperature

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  1. The claim that Trump won the election is a Big Lie.
  2. A Big Lie changes reality. To believe it, people must disbelieve their senses, distrust their fellow citizens, and live in a world of faith.
  3. A Big Lie demands conspiracy thinking, since all who doubt it are seen as traitors.
  4. A Big Lie undoes a society, since it divides citizens into believers and unbelievers.
  5. A Big Lie destroys democracy, since people who are convinced that nothing is true except the utterances of their leader ignore voting and its results.
  6. A Big Lie must bring violence, as it has.
  7. A Big…


The day started with a rally. It ended with death, destruction, and the agonizing certification of the 2020 election.

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10 a.m.: Pro-Trump rally begins on White House lawn


And lots of other countries where the leader and his followers have stormed the gates

The Kapp Putsch on March 13, 1920 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: ullstein bild Dtl./Getty Images


Trump Corruption Index

Trump makes a last-gasp attempt to overturn the election results; Sidney Powell is threatened with a lawsuit

Dialing up the corruption to 11

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