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The Three Stigmata of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/martin-luther-king-stigmata

The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. Reverberate in a Tumultuous Time
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/us/martin-luther-king-words-protests.html

Don’t ask what Martin Luther King Jr. would do today and then ignore his real message
https://www.vox.com/2021/1/18/22233296/martin-luther-king-jr-whitewashed-legacy-and-message

Political Scientists Turned a Blind Eye to America’s Democratic Failures
https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/18/political-scientists-turned-a-blind-eye-to-americas-democratic-failures/

Americans see democracy under threat — CBS News poll
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joe-biden-coronavirus-opinion-poll/

'I never imagined this': Washington prepares for an inauguration under siege
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/17/washington-inauguration-national-guard-capitol-donald-trump-joe-biden

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack
https://apnews.com/article/biden-inauguration-joe-biden-capitol-siege-politics-ap-top-news-ab877d14bc97682973add2acd514218e

Did You Notice the Issue With the News Report About an 'Insider Attack' on Inauguration Day?
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/01/18/did-you-notice-the-issue-with-the-news-report-about-and-insider-attack-on-inauguration-day-n2583282

Donald Trump’s Departure Plans Crystallize For Inauguration Day: Reports
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-inauguration-departure-plans_n_60055a2ac5b6efae62fa1c92

Trump will fly out of DC at '8am Wednesday' after 'issuing 100 pardons and commutations to white-collar criminals, high-profile rappers and a jailed eye doctor' on his final full day in office
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9158339/Trump-leave-White-House-8am-Wednesday-morning-Bidens-inauguration.html

Trump associates being paid huge sums to secure pardons in final days – report
https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-associates-being-paid-huge-sums-to-secure-pardons-in-final-days-report/

‘I think we all deserve a pardon’: Texas realtor who attended Capitol riots says she was ‘following president’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jenna-ryan-trump-pardon-capitol-riot-b1788395.html

"Cowboys for Trump" founder, who vowed to return with guns to Capitol for inauguration, arrested by FBI
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cowboys-for-trump-founder-who-vowed-to-return-with-guns-to-capitol-for-inauguration-arrested-by-fbi/

Woman Drove Up to Inauguration Checkpoint, Claimed to Be ‘Part of the Presidential Cabinet’: Police
https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/woman-drove-up-to-inauguration-checkpoint-claimed-to-be-part-of-the-presidential-cabinet-police/

Self-Professed White Supremacist, Who Wanted to Be 'Lone Wolf Killer,' Arrested over D.C. Insurrection: DOJ
https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/self-professed-white-supremacist-who-wanted-to-be-lone-wolf-killer-arrested-over-d-c-insurrection-doj/

Baked Alaska’s clout-chasing spiral into white supremacy is an internet morality tale
https://www.vox.com/22235691/baked-alaska-tim-gionet-arrest-capitol-riot-alt-right-buzzfeed

Far-Right Troll "Baked Alaska" Has Been Arrested In The Coup Attempt At The Capitol
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/baked-alaska-tim-gionet-arrest-capitol-coup-attempt-dlive

'Zip Tie Guy' mom arrested in Nashville for actions with her son at the U.S. Capitol
https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/zip-tie-guy-mom-arrested-in-nashville-for-her-actions-with-her-son-at-the-capitol/51-8fda5de6-e846-45c4-ab63-a78e0919ea9a

FBI investigates Pennsylvania care worker, 22, over claims she 'stole Pelosi's laptop during Capitol siege so she could sell it to Russia'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9158655/Woman-22-probed-stealing-Pelosis-laptop-Capitol-riot-trying-sell-Russia.html

FBI Shares Photos Of Suspects Who Surrounded And Beat DC Officer During Capitol Riot
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fbi-shares-photos-of-suspects-dc-officer-capitol-riot_n_6004a63bc5b6efae62f98e61

FBI moves on alleged members of extremist groups Oath Keepers, Three Percenters
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/oath-keeper-three-percenter-arrests/2021/01/17/27e726f2-5847-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html

Proud Boys, Seizing Trump’s Call to Washington, Helped Lead Capitol Attack
https://www.wsj.com/articles/proud-boys-seizing-trumps-call-to-washington-helped-lead-capitol-attack-11610911596

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot
https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-capitol-siege-campaigns-elections-d14c78d53b3a212658223252fec87e99

Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal 
https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-the-capitol-riot-what-the-parler-videos-reveal

A Reporter’s Footage from Inside the Capitol Siege
https://www.newyorker.com/news/video-dept/a-reporters-footage-from-inside-the-capitol-siege

Fox News Can Barely Admit the Capitol Riot Is a Story
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/fox-news-impeachment-capitol-riot-twitter.html

Fox Settled a Lawsuit Over Its Lies. But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/business/media/fox-news-seth-rich-settlement.html

An Abject Apology Highlights the Legal Exposure for Promoters of Trump's Election Fraud Fantasies
https://reason.com/2021/01/17/an-abject-apology-highlights-the-legal-exposure-for-promoters-of-trumps-election-fraud-fantasies/

VOA journalists call on director to resign over ‘propaganda event’ for Pompeo
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/jan/17/voa-journalists-call-director-resign-over-pompeo-propaganda-event

Understanding 21st Century US Indoctrination and Decline
https://english.pravda.ru/opinion/145541-understanding_usa_decline/

One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/us/covid-deaths-2020.html

POLITICS and FLEAS

30 Things Donald Trump Did as President You Might Have Missed
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/18/trump-presidency-administration-biggest-impact-policy-analysis-451479

Donald Trump's controversial decisions that Joe Biden plans to scrap during his first hours as US president
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-18/joe-biden-plans-to-scrap-these-donald-trump-decisions/13066592

Biden Plans 10 Days of Action on Four ‘Overlapping’ Crises 
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/biden-plans-10-days-of-action-on-four-overlapping-crises-2

Biden COVID-19 relief plan is a Trojan horse for a sweeping liberal agenda
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/biden-covid-19-relief-plan-is-a-trojan-horse-for-a-sweeping-liberal-agenda

Biden's Recovery Plan Would Extend the Federal Government's Extraordinary Eviction Ban Through September 2021
https://reason.com/2021/01/16/bidens-recovery-plan-would-extend-the-federal-governments-extraordinary-eviction-ban-through-september-2021/

How Joe Biden Will Open The Floodgates To Transgendering Public Schools
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/18/how-joe-biden-will-open-the-floodgates-to-transgendering-public-schools/

Biden to Prioritize Legal Status for Millions of Immigrants
https://www.courthousenews.com/biden-to-prioritize-legal-status-for-millions-of-immigrants/

Biden transition official tells migrant caravans: 'Now is not the time' to come to US
https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-caravan-immigration-mexico-border-biden-administration

Biden must keep Day One promise to end cruel Muslim bans
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Biden-must-keep-Day-One-promise-to-end-cruel-15878271.php

Biden to sign executive orders rejoining Paris climate accord and rescinding travel ban on first day
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/politics/joe-biden-executive-orders-paris-climate-accord-muslim-ban/index.html

Biden may cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit as soon as his first day in office: source
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-keystone/biden-may-cancel-keystone-xl-pipeline-permit-as-soon-as-his-first-day-in-office-source-idUSKBN29N00A

Biden’s Wall Street Watchdogs Signal New Era of Tough Oversight
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/securities-law/bidens-wall-street-watchdogs-signal-new-era-of-tough-oversight

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

Bringing the court to him: Here’s everything that’s happened since police detained Alexey Navalny in Moscow last night
https://meduza.io/en/feature/2021/01/18/bringing-the-court-to-him

Russia detains Navalny for 30 days; Kremlin critic urges supporters to ‘take to the streets’
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/18/russian-authorities-to-detain-kremlin-critic-navalny-for-30-days-spokesperson-says.html

Dutch police blast angry anti-lockdown protestors with water cannon and charge them on horseback in terrifying scenes in Amsterdam
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9157133/Dutch-police-blast-angry-anti-lockdown-protestors-water-cannon-Amsterdam.html

Spain’s central, regional officials clash over coronavirus curfew times
https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-01-18/spains-central-regional-officials-clash-over-coronavirus-curfew-times.html

Ten areas in England with biggest Covid rise as 36 places record jump despite lockdown
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ten-areas-england-biggest-covid-23337568

Japan finds COVID-19 variant in 3 people with no record of travel to UK
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/japan-covid-19-variant-3-people-no-travel-history-to-uk-13987512

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains
https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-europe-coronavirus-pandemic-china-japan-9ffd848ef5639f07e77588efde424dcc

China Is Only Major Economy to Report 2020 Growth
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-is-the-only-major-economy-to-report-economic-growth-for-2020-11610936187

China’s economy is growing faster now than before the coronavirus pandemic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-economy-growth-coronavirus/2021/01/17/2138ef2c-5935-11eb-a849-6f9423a75ffd_story.html

The Economy’s Growth Obsession
https://americanconsequences.com/the-economys-growth-obsession-kim-iskyan/

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

OIL INDUSTRY RECONSIDERS DONATIONS TO ELECTION DENIERS — BUT HAS ITS OWN BIG LIE
https://theintercept.com/2021/01/16/oil-industry-election-climate-denial-stop-steal/

SUPREME COURT: Climate fight could doom efforts to make Big Oil pay
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063722655

‘The New Climate War’ exposes tactics of climate change ‘inactivists’
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-climate-war-book-exposes-tactics-climate-change-inactivists

2021 Is the Year to Make Peace With Our Planet
https://www.fairobserver.com/more/global_change/deborah-brosnan-climate-change-global-warming-environment-new-years-resolutions-2021-25511/

THE MEDIA SCRUM

Phil Spector, Famed ‘Wall of Sound’ Producer Convicted of Murder, Dead at 81
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/phil-spector-dead-obit-67459/

Sharon Begley, path-breaking science journalist who spun words into gold, dies at 64
https://www.statnews.com/2021/01/17/sharon-begley-path-breaking-science-journalist-dies/

Betty White Celebrates Her 99th Birthday With Carol Burnett Feeding a Baby Elephant
https://www.vulture.com/2021/01/betty-white-posts-about-pet-set-talk-show-for-99th-birthday.html

ODDS, ENDS

Into The Grey Zone: Exploring the murky evolution of warfare
https://news.sky.com/story/into-the-grey-zone-exploring-the-murky-evolution-of-warfare-12184358

Humans Have Gotten Nicer and Better at Making War
http://nautil.us/issue/94/evolving/humans-have-gotten-nicer-and-better-at-making-war

New Perspectives in Human Behavior and Culture
https://neurosciencenews.com/behavior-culture-17585/

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