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Well, That Went Great
https://www.takimag.com/article/well-that-went-great/

QAnon Woke Up the Real Deep State
https://arcdigital.media/qanon-woke-up-the-real-deep-state-72bbfcb79488

Like QAnon's Capitol rioters, the Nashville bomber's lizard people theory is deadly serious
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/qanon-s-capitol-rioters-nashville-bomber-s-lizard-people-theory-

Twitter Announces Sweeping Ban of 70,000 QAnon Accounts, Further Crackdown on Election Conspiracies and Calls for Violence
https://www.mediaite.com/news/twitter-announces-sweeping-ban-of-70000-qanon-accounts-further-crackdown-on-election-conspiracies-and-calls-for-violence/

Wisconsin GOP Group Condemned for 'Prepare for War' Website Message
https://www.newsweek.com/wisconsin-gop-group-condemned-prepare-war-website-message-1560758

Michigan Bans Open Carry of Guns in Capitol Building as Threats of Violence Increase
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/capitol-building-michigan-bans-open-carry-guns-1112743/

Pro-Trump Extremists Plan To Stage Armed Attacks At Statehouses Across The Country, FBI Memo Warns
https://newsone.com/4076159/fbi-memo-armed-attacks-at-statehouses-across-the-us/

Experts Warn of Inauguration Threat to Soft Targets, 'Fully Expect Violence'
https://www.newsweek.com/experts-warn-inauguration-threat-soft-targets-fully-expect-violence-1560693

House Democrats Briefed On 3 Terrifying Plots To Overthrow Government 
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democrats-briefed-plot-overthrow-government_n_5ffd29a4c5b691806c4bf199

Some members of Congress fear the Capitol mob attack was an inside job  
https://www.axios.com/capitol-mob-assault-police-congress-inside-job-c7454182-3520-4d87-992b-fbc4985331e2.html

Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation over actions related to rally and riot
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/capitol-police-officers-suspended/2021/01/11/0ee0e422-545f-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

Virginia Officer on Leave After Capitol Riot Says He Did Nothing Wrong
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/virginia-officer-on-leave-after-capitol-riot-says-he-did-nothing-wrong/2537899/

‘No Regrets’: A Capitol Rioter Tells His Story From Inside
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-12/-no-regrets-a-capitol-rioter-tells-his-story-from-inside

Frank Luntz polls Trump voters to see if their support has changed since the lethal rioting at the US Capitol
https://www.theblaze.com/news/luntz-trump-voters-polling-rioting

Josh Hawley fanned the flames for diehard Trump voters. Will his gambit pay off?
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/12/josh-hawley-fanned-flames-diehard-trump-voters

The GOP Has a Choice: Democracy or its Base 
https://www.damemagazine.com/2021/01/11/the-gop-has-a-choice-democracy-or-its-base/

Lying to Your Base Is Not Only Wrong, It’s Bad Politics
https://thedispatch.com/p/cruz-hawley-electoral-votes-bad-politics

Trump Blamed Antifa for Capitol Attack in Reported Call With Kevin McCarthy, Who Shot Down Conspiracy Theory: ‘It’s MAGA. I Know. I Was There.’
https://www.mediaite.com/news/trump-reportedly-blames-antifa-for-capitol-attack-in-call-to-rep-mccarthy-who-shoots-down-conspiracy-theory-its-maga-i-know-i-was-there/

Trump is reportedly more upset about his club not hosting a golf tournament than he is about likely being impeached for a 2nd time
https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-angrier-about-not-hosting-golf-tournament-vs-impeachment-nyt-2021-1

EXCLUSIVE: Ivanka has bust up with her dad over her plan to go to Biden's inauguration so she would 'come across as a good sport' and save her 'political career' - which Donald said was the 'worst decision she could make'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9134437/Ivanka-Trump-planning-attend-Bidens-inauguration-save-political-career.html

‘Who Asked Her?’: Ivanka Trump Mocked for Saying She Will Attend Inauguration to Save Her ‘Promising Political Career’
https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2021/01/who-asked-her-ivanka-trump-mocked-for-saying-she-will-attend-inauguration-to-save-her-promising-political-career/

Remember the Alamo? Donald Trump heads to Texas to defend legacy tarnished by Capitol riot
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/12/donald-trump-heads-texas-defend-his-legacy-remember-the-alamo/6623672002/

Trump to leave office with the worst jobs record since Herbert Hoover
https://fortune.com/2021/01/11/us-economy-jobs-numbers-trump-compared-past-presidents-worst-record-since-hoover/

Donald Trump Will Leave Office as America's Richest President
https://247wallst.com/economy/2021/01/11/donald-trump-will-leave-office-as-americas-richest-president/

Deutsche Bank and Signature Bank will 'sever ties with Trump and his organization' following election loss and MAGA riots - but POTUS still owes them $300 million in loans 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9137075/Deutsche-Bank-sever-ties-Donald-Trump-Trump-organization-owes-340-million-loans.html

Patriots Coach Belichick Refuses Presidential Medal After Violence At Capitol
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/12/955888047/patriots-coach-belichick-refuses-presidential-medal-after-violence-at-capitol

Jim Jordan Is The Latest Trump Defender To Be Rewarded With The Medal Of Freedom
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/jim-jordan-presidential-medal-freedom

Trump's 1st meeting with Pence since Capitol assault lasted 90 minutes, was friendly: Officials
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-1st-meeting-pence-capitol-assault-lasted-90/story?id=75195814

Holding Fast to Trump, Pompeo Angers Diplomats, Foreign and Domestic
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/us/politics/pompeo-trump-insurrection.html

Voice of America reporter reassigned after asking Pompeo about Capitol riot riot
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/voice-america-reporter-reassigned-after-asking-pompeo-about-capitol-riot-n1253897

Pompeo Returns Cuba to Terrorism Sponsor List, Constraining Biden’s Plans
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/politics/cuba-terrorism-trump-pompeo.html

Pompeo, in Tuesday speech, to accuse Iran of al Qaeda links: sources
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-pompeo/pompeo-in-tuesday-speech-to-accuse-iran-of-al-qaeda-links-sources-idUSKBN29H034

Biden CIA pick led secret 'back channel' negotiations for Iran deal
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-cia-william-burns-secret-iran-back-channel

Burns at the CIA
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/01/12/burns-at-the-cia/

POLITICS and FLEAS

Sheldon Adelson, Jewish-American Billionaire, Conservative Megadonor and Netanyahu Patron, Dies at 87
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/sheldon-adelson-jewish-american-billionaire-netanyahu-patron-dies-at-87-1.7084558

Some top Republican Jewish donors say Trump must fully exit stage to rebuild party
https://forward.com/news/461906/jewish-republicans-trump-distancing/

‘An Epiphany Moment’ for Corporate Political Donors May Have Arrived
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/business/dealbook/political-donations-ibm.html

Wall Street’s Felon Banks Take a Short Holiday from Financing Political Campaigns
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2021/01/wall-streets-felon-banks-take-a-short-holiday-from-financing-political-campaigns/

Corporate donor backlash follows Capitol riot, but advocates question if it will last
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/01/12/corporate-donor-backlash-follows-capitol-riot-but-advocates-question-if-it-will-last/

Why corporate America’s ban on political donations isn’t all that it seems
https://www.vox.com/recode/22225555/corporate-america-pac-ban-republicans-capitol-riots

How CEOs became the 4th branch of government
https://www.axios.com/ceos-fourth-branch-government-trump-7eee851f-0027-4bfa-a2c0-58ec254e2dbe.html

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

Israeli human rights group brands country 'apartheid' state
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rk5iMpc0v

Why B’Tselem is calling Israel an apartheid regime, from the river to the sea
https://www.972mag.com/btselem-israel-apartheid-supremacy/

CCP’s Motives for the Cultural Genocides in Tibet and East Turkestan
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2021/01/10/ccps-motives-for-the-cultural-genocides-in-tibet-and-east-turkestan/

Why China fears US withdrawal from Afghanistan
https://asiatimes.com/2021/01/why-china-fears-us-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/

Does China Need More Gas From Russia and Central Asia?
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/12/does-china-need-more-gas-from-russia-and-central-asia-a72590

Kazakhstan: With elections chore out of the way, it is time for politics
https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstan-with-elections-chore-out-of-the-way-it-is-time-for-politics

India’s Top Court Suspends Farm Laws That Prompted Massive Protests
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/world/asia/india-farmers-protest-court-law.html

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

CRISPR and the Splice to Survive 
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/01/18/crispr-and-the-splice-to-survive

CRISPR-edited eggs offer novel way to eliminate slaughter of newborn male chicks
https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/01/12/crispr-edited-eggs-offer-novel-way-to-eliminate-slaughter-of-newborn-male-chicks/

CRISPR cures progeria in mice, raising hope for one-time therapy for a disease that causes rapid aging
https://www.statnews.com/2021/01/06/crispr-cures-progeria-in-mice/    

With durable monkey data, Verve selects its first CRISPR base editing treatment for human trials
https://www.statnews.com/2021/01/12/with-durable-monkey-data-verve-selects-its-first-crispr-base-editing-treatment-for-human-trials/

Editing the DNA of Human Embryos Could Protect Us From Future Pandemics
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/01/editing-the-dna-of-human-embryos-could-protect-us-from-future-pandemics/

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
https://time.com/5927342/mrna-covid-vaccine/

Moderna Says Its Covid-19 Vaccine Provides One Year’s Immunity
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/01/12/moderna-says-its-covid-19-vaccine-provides-one-years-immunity/

THE MEDIA SCRUM

The Big Tech backfire
https://spectator.us/big-tech-censorship-parler-victims-trump/

Why Big Tech’s attempt to stifle free speech could be futile — or worse
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-big-techs-attempt-to-stifle-free-speech-could-be-futile--or-worse/2021/01/11/e912acac-5432-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

No, The Internet Didn't Murder The First Amendment. It Finally Grew The Hell Up.
https://www.wonkette.com/no-the-internet-didnt-murder-the-first-amendment-it-finally-grew-the-hell-up

The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/opinion/twitter-facebook-trump-ban.html

Social-Media Oligopolists Are the New Railroad Barons. It’s Time for Washington to Treat Them Accordingly
https://quillette.com/2021/01/11/social-media-oligopolists-are-the-new-railroad-barons-its-time-for-washington-to-treat-them-accordingly/

Handing Government The Keys To Social Media Would Make Things Far Worse
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/12/handing-government-the-keys-to-social-media-would-make-things-far-worse/

Conservatives crying ‘Orwell’ are downright Orwellian
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/orwell-1984-conservatives/2021/01/11/e80ce30e-5446-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

ODDS, ENDS

When a Violent Mob Stormed Rome's Capitol
https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2021/01/08/rome-violent-mob-capitol/ideas/essay/

Caligula’s Garden of Delights, Unearthed and Restored
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/science/caligula-archaeology-rome-horti-lamiani.html

Ancient Persian carpets bring Silk Road to life
https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/2101123077/

The ancient roots of Wonder Woman
https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210111-the-ancient-roots-of-wonder-woman

Sheanderthal
https://aeon.co/essays/what-do-we-know-about-the-lives-of-neanderthal-women

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