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New Series of CRS Reports on Constitutional Analysis adds additional reports

Follow up to previous posting – New Series of CRS Reports on Constitutional Analysis, The Modes of Constitutional Analysis Parts 1-5 have expanded to include Parts 6-8.

The true cost of Amazon’s low prices

Vox/Recode: “On the heels of yet another year of record sales, Amazon is dealing with a couple of unwelcome updates in the new year. The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced it will soon be marking up the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, an antitrust bill targeting Amazon and other Big Tech companies. This follows… Continue Reading

Striking findings from 2021

Pew – “…here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year. These 15 findings cover subjects ranging from extreme weather to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing demographic shifts in the United States. And they represent just a small slice of the year’s full list of research publications…” Continue Reading

Leader of Oath Keepers and 10 Other Individuals Indicted in Federal Court

DOJ: Seditious Conspiracy and Other Offenses Related to U.S. Capitol Breach – Eight Others Facing Charges in Two Related Cases – “A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment yesterday, which was unsealed today [Download U.S v. Crowl et al.; Download U.S. v. Rhodes et al.; Download U.S. v. Walden] charging… Continue Reading

How democracy gets eroded – lessons from a Nixon expert

Via LLRX – How democracy gets eroded – lessons from a Nixon expert – Ken Hughes is a researcher with the Presidential Recordings Program of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Hughes argues that erosion in American democracy depends on the conspiracy theory, destructive and demonstrably false, that the 2020 election was stolen. As the… Continue Reading

Manchin’s Coal Corruption Is So Much Worse Than You Knew

Rolling Stone – “The senator from West Virginia is bought and paid for by Big Coal. With his help the dying industry is pulling one final heist — and the entire planet may pay the price…Manchin’s public rationale that power companies are already transitioning away from fossil fuels as rapidly as possible is blatantly false:… Continue Reading

More than 1,700 congressmen once enslaved Black people

“From the founding of the United States until long after the Civil War, hundreds of the elected leaders writing the nation’s laws were current or former slaveowners. More than 1,700 people who served in the U.S. Congress in the 18th, 19th and even 20th centuries owned human beings at some point in their lives, according… Continue Reading

One Year later – 147 Republicans who voted to overturn election results

Please read, and remember this Twitter Thread by Andy Kim – Congressman for NJ’s 3rd District whom you may also recall was one of the people down on hands and knees cleaning up after the rioters and insurrections rampaged through the Capitol on January 6, 2021: “A year later, the most vivid memory I have of… Continue Reading

Remarks By President Biden To Mark One Year Since The January 6th Deadly Assault On The U.S. Capitol

The White House, January 6, 2022: “…We are a great nation. My fellow Americans, in life, there’s truth and, tragically, there are lies — lies conceived and spread for profit and power. We must be absolutely clear about what is true and what is a lie. And here is the truth: The former president of… Continue Reading

The 1/6 question: Not what, but when

Politico, Kyle Cheney: “DELIVERED — It’s the timestamps, stupid. Investigators, prosecutors and journalists have spent a year reconstructing the horror of Jan. 6 in granular, painstaking detail — unearthing eye-popping vignettes about a president obsessed with subverting his own defeat, and a mob willing to do his bidding at nearly any cost. The evidence has… Continue Reading

After the insurrection: How domestic extremists adapted and evolved after the January 6 US Capitol attack

This report by the Atlantic Council Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) provides an overview and analysis of the shifts observed in domestic extremist movements since the 2021 Capitol attack. “Domestic extremist movements have evolved and adapted their strategies, infrastructure, and messaging in the year since the insurrection at the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. Such movements were initially jubilant at the sight… Continue Reading