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TODAY: The Trump Rally Putsch

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America Has Entered the Weimar Era
https://fpif.org/america-has-entered-the-weimar-era/

Does the Assault on the Capitol Show America Is Doomed?
https://nationalinterest.org/feature/does-assault-capitol-show-america-doomed-175974

American Democracy Will Survive Trump’s Failed Insurrection
https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/29334/american-democracy-will-survive-trump-s-failed-insurrection

Trump will soon leave office. But the ingredients of homegrown fascism remain
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/08/trump-homegrown-fascism-inequality-poverty

The Pro-Trump Attack on the U.S. Capitol Was Fascism Coming Home
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/pro-trump-attack-on-us-capitol-fascism-coming-home

Behind The Putsch: Video Of Trumps Jamming To ‘Gloria’ Before Inciting Mob
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/behind-the-putsch-video-of-trumps-jamming-to-gloria-before-inciting-mob

Trump calls for end to violence he incited as pressure on White House mounts
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/07/donald-trump-capitol-attack-video-new-administration

Decoding President Trump’s Announcement Given January 7, 2021
https://welovetrump.com/2021/01/07/president-trumps-urgent-announcement-just-released-2/

MAGA Twitter Insists Trump ‘Didn’t Concede’ After POTUS Posts Concession Speech on Twitter
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/maga-twitter-insists-trump-didnt-concede-after-potus-posts-concession-speech-on-twitter/

Donald Trump Slammed On Twitter For Saying Capitol Rioters Didn't Represent The Country
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-slammed-twitter-saying-capitol-rioters-didnt-represent-country-3117207

Trump Says Pro-Trump Capitol Rioters 'Will Pay' For Breaking Law
https://www.ibtimes.com/trump-says-pro-trump-capitol-rioters-will-pay-breaking-law-3117026

Justice Dept. Open to Pursuing Charges Against Trump in Inciting Riot
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/justice-department-trump-capitol.html

Tucker turns on Trump: Fox host says president has reached his 'shelf life' as he blames him for inciting the U.S. Capitol riot after he 'recklessly encouraged' his supporters
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9125099/Tucker-Carlson-turns-Trump-blames-president-U-S-Capitol-riot.html

If Trump Cares About the Movement He Helped Build, He Should Now Go Away
https://townhall.com/columnists/joshhammer/2021/01/08/if-trump-cares-about-the-movement-he-helped-build-he-should-now-go-away-n2582777

After The Insurrection, Rebuilding The Trump Coalition Without Trump
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/after-the-insurrection-rebuilding-the-trump-coalition-without-trump/

Elites Have Extracted What They Needed From Trump. Now They Can Discard Him.
https://newrepublic.com/article/160827/elites-extracted-needed-trump-now-can-discard-him

Republic of unequals
https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/opinions/us-inequality-wealth-divide

Beyond Economic Populism
https://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/2021/01/04/beyond-economic-populism/

Poverty Grows Despite Economic Recovery
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2021/01/06/poverty-grows-despite-economic-recovery

Millions of families had no financial cushion to last three months — and that was before COVID-19 struck
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millions-of-families-had-no-financial-cushion-to-last-three-months-and-that-was-before-covid-19-struck-11610044699

US economy slashes 140,000 jobs in December as COVID surge undermines recovery
https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/december-jobs-report-2020-coronavirus-pandemic

A record number of people died from Covid the last two days in America as rioters stormed U.S. Capitol
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/07/a-record-number-of-people-died-from-covid-the-last-two-days-in-the-us-.html

Family of woman who died at US Capitol riot releases heart-wrenching statement about Trump
https://www.theblaze.com/news/rosanne-boyland-trump-riot-removal

Who Was Brian Sicknick? Capitol Police Officer Who Died Was Iraq War Veteran
https://www.newsweek.com/washington-dc-riots-capitol-police-officer-dead-who-brian-sicknick-1559948

Capitol Police officer on life support after pro-Trump riot, union official says
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/capitol-police-officer-riot/index.html

Capitol Police chief resigns a day after Congress was taken by a violent pro-Trump mob
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/01/07/capitol-police-chief-resigns-a-day-after-after-congress-was-taken-by-a-violent-pro-trump-mob/

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob
https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-riots-coronavirus-pandemic-55972c6be7b819f46ec0ec55addd64b7

FBI releases photo of person accused of placing two explosives amid DC riots
https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/fbi-releases-photo-of-person-accused-of-placing-explosives-at-dnc-rnc-headquarters/

Insurrectionists’ social media presence gives feds an easy way to ID them
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/insurrectionists-social-media-presence-gives-feds-an-easy-way-to-id-them/

A Facial Recognition Company Says That Viral Washington Times “Antifa” Story Is False
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facial-recognition-antifa-washington-times-false

Media Spent Months Downplaying Violent BLM, Antifa Riots. With The Capitol Riot, They’ve Suddenly Changed Their Tune
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/07/media-downplays-blm-antics-riots-change-tune-trump-capitol-riot/

Black Lives Matter boomerang: How media flipped script on violent protests after Capitol riot
https://justthenews.com/accountability/media/black-lives-matter-boomerang-how-media-flipped-script-violent-protests-after

In America, Leftist Protesters Get Violently Beaten and Arrested. Right-Wing Protesters Get to Take the Capitol.
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/01/capitol-insurrection-protest-police-violence

Capitol Rioters Walked Away. Climate Protesters Saw a Double Standard.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/climate/capitol-riots-arrests-climate.html

“A Rise of 1.2 Degrees Celsius is Already Hell for Me”: Ugandan Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate Says We Need to Act Now
https://www.vogue.com/article/vanessa-nakate-climate-change-activist-how-to-take-action

Earth’s Margin for Error Narrows After Another Year of Record Heat
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-08/earth-s-margin-for-error-narrows-after-another-year-of-record-heat

Climate Change Is Turning Cities Into Ovens
https://www.wired.com/story/climate-change-is-turning-cities-into-ovens/

The Climate Crisis Will Be Steroids for Fascism
https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-climate-crisis-will-be-steroids-for-fascism-1846009446

POLITICS and FLEAS

The Only Strategy Left for Democrats: After this week, the mandate is clear: Make people's lives better. And stop trying to placate Republicans. 
https://www.thecut.com/2021/01/the-only-strategy-left-for-democrats.html

After Coddling Trump for Four Years, WSJ Editorial Board Joins Other Newspapers in Calling for Trump to Leave Office Immediately
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2021/01/after-coddling-trump-for-four-years-wsj-editorial-board-joins-other-newspapers-in-calling-for-trump-to-leave-office-immediately/

‘The biggest mistake I’ve ever made.’ Danforth rues mentoring Hawley, blames him for riot
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article248346830.html

Publisher Cancels Book By Sen. Hawley, Citing His Role In Inciting Capitol Attack
https://www.npr.org/sections/congress-electoral-college-tally-live-updates/2021/01/08/954777400/publisher-cancels-book-by-sen-hawley-citing-his-role-in-inciting-capitol-attack

Hawley, facing calls for expulsion from Senate, stands firm; 'I will never apologize'
https://www.kmov.com/news/hawley-facing-calls-for-expulsion-from-senate-stands-firm-i-will-never-apologize/article_72a77bb8-5132-11eb-aaf7-5f961ec93371.html

Ted Cruz remains defiant amid calls for his resignation, saying 'I ain’t going anywhere'
https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/texas/state-bureau/2021/01/07/ted-cruz-faces-uncertain-future-aftermath-trump-inspired-rioting/6581979002/

West Virginia lawmaker who filmed himself storming U.S. Capitol won't resign, his lawyer says
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/derrick-evans-west-virginia-lawmaker-storming-capitol-wont-resign-lawyer-says/

The Trump Administration Officials Who Resigned Over Capitol Violence
https://www.nytimes.com/article/trump-resignations.html

Gary Cohn Is a Test Case for Trying to Wash Off the Trump Stink
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/01/gary-cohn-is-a-test-case-for-trying-to-wash-off-the-trump-stink

TV Is Starting to Cut Ties with Trump, as His Legacy Wreaks Havoc on Reality
https://www.indiewire.com/2021/01/capitol-attack-tv-trump-coverage-reality-1234608059/

Evangelical leader Albert Mohler says he’s horrified by chaos at Capitol, but stands by Trump vote
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/religion/article/Evangelical-leader-says-he-s-horrified-by-chaos-15851868.php

Trump's toxic legacy is a huge problem now for US evangelicals
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/trumps.toxic.legacy.is.a.huge.problem.now.for.us.evangelicals/136192.htm

We need to call Trump Christians back to the faith they left
https://baptistnews.com/article/we-need-to-call-trump-christians-back-to-the-faith-they-left/

We Serve the Purposes of God, Not the Politics of Men
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2021/january-web-only/trump-capitol-mob-election-politics-purposes-god-men.html

Politics: America’s Astonishingly Awful Religion
https://www.faithwire.com/2021/01/07/politics-americas-astonishingly-awful-religion/

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard unveils missile base amid US tensions
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/8/iran-revolutionary-guards-unveil-missile-base-amid-us-tensions

US Air Force Deploys MQ-9 Reapers, 90 Airmen in Romania
https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/01/07/usaf-mq-9-reaper-drones-romania/

‘Global Britain’ takes aim at China in South China Sea
https://asiatimes.com/2021/01/global-britain-takes-aim-at-china-in-south-china-sea/

The EU just sold human rights down the river for minor commercial gains in China
https://nypost.com/2021/01/07/the-eu-just-sold-human-rights-down-the-river-for-minor-commercial-gains-in-china/

Lawmakers call for tougher EU disinformation laws in wake of US riots
https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/lawmakers-call-for-tougher-eu-disinformation-laws-in-wake-of-us-riots/

Why Ghana Does Disputed Elections Better Than the United States
https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/07/washington-mob-violence-disputed-election-democracy-promotion/

Is America Seriously Going to Lecture Other Countries About Democracy Now?
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/biden-global-democracy-summit.html

The delusion of American exceptionalism
https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/1/8/the-delusion-of-american-exceptionalism

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

The Wild World of Mink and Coronavirus
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/wild-world-mink-and-coronavirus

At risk of extinction, black-footed ferrets get vaccinated for COVID-19
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/at-risk-of-extinction-black-footed-ferrets-get-vaccinated-for-covid-19/

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020
https://therevelator.org/species-extinct-2020/

THE MEDIA SCRUM

On 'Greenfields,' Barry Gibb Takes The Bee Gees' Legacy To Nashville
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/08/953239590/on-greenfields-barry-gibb-takes-the-bee-gees-legacy-to-nashville

John Fogerty Is Still Trying to Get the Country to Understand His Lyrics
https://www.spin.com/2021/01/john-fogerty-interview-weeping-in-the-promised-land/

What If Bob Marley Had Defeated Cancer and Had Lived Twenty More Years?
https://americansongwriter.com/bob-marley-fictional-future/

Rush Says the Band Is ‘Over’ After Neil Peart’s Death
https://www.vulture.com/2021/01/rush-says-the-band-is-over-after-neil-pearts-death.html

Neil Sheehan, N.Y. Times reporter who obtained Pentagon Papers and chronicled ‘Bright Shining Lie’ of Vietnam, dies at 84
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/neil-sheehan-ny-times-reporter-who-obtained-pentagon-papers-and-chronicled-bright-shining-lie-of-vietnam-dies-at-84/2021/01/07/86794382-f943-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html

How to Watch Alex Trebek's Last Ever 'Jeopardy!
https://www.newsweek.com/jeopardy-alex-trebek-final-episode-watch-online-stream-streaming-1559961

ODDS, ENDS

A Meditation: We Must Grow Past our Inabilities to Learn from History or Accept the Value of Science
https://thehumanist.com/commentary/a-meditation-we-must-grow-past-our-inabilities-to-learn-from-history-or-accept-the-value-of-science

Newly Unearthed Site Shows How Early Humans Adapted to Environmental Changes
https://www.courthousenews.com/newly-unearthed-site-shows-how-early-humans-adapted-to-environmental-changes/

Partnering With Nonhumans for Climate Action
https://www.sapiens.org/culture/arctic-sea-ice/

Sharing Leftovers Likely Turned Dogs Into Man’s Best Friend
https://www.courthousenews.com/sharing-leftovers-likely-turned-dogs-into-mans-best-friend/

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