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  • Furious Extremists Call for More Violence Around Inauguration Day
    by Guest Writer on January 14, 2021 at 11:47 am

    1/14/21 Extremism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments In the immediate aftermath of the November 2020 presidential election, pro-Trump and other extremists announced their initial plans to protest President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington D.C. Those calls for largescale protests on or around January 20 attracted renewed interest following the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, with threats of additional extremist violence circulating on numerous online platforms. read more

  • Capitol Siege Raises Questions over Extent of White Supremacist Infiltration of U.S. Police
    by Guest Writer on January 14, 2021 at 11:46 am

    1/14/21 Extremism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The apparent participation of off-duty officers in the rally that morphed into a siege on the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6 has revived fears about white supremacists within police departments. read more

  • Necessary and Insufficient: The Problems Impeachment Does Not Solve
    by Staff on January 14, 2021 at 11:44 am

    1/14/21 ARGUMENT: Impeachment & mad kings Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Benjamin Wittes writes in Lawfare that Congress could not ignore President Donald Trump’s behavior over the months since his election defeat—the pattern of behavior that culminated in the president’s move last week to assemble a mob in Washington and loose it on the Capitol. read more

  • Face Surveillance and the Capitol Attack
    by Guest Writer on January 14, 2021 at 11:43 am

    1/14/21 Surveillance Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments After last week’s violent attack on the Capitol, law enforcement is working overtime to identify the perpetrators. This is critical to accountability for the attempted insurrection. read more

  • Global COVID Rise Continues; 50 Nations Report B117 Variant
    by Guest Writer on January 14, 2021 at 11:42 am

    1/14/21 Pandemics Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 In its weekly snapshot of global COVID-19 trends, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday that after lower reporting over the 2-week holiday period, cases and deaths are on the rise again in all but one of its regions and that 50 countries have now detected the more transmissible B117 variant first detected in the United Kingdom. read more

  • Seeking to ‘Flush’ out COVID-19 in Wastewater
    by Staff on January 14, 2021 at 11:40 am

    1/14/21 Pandemics Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Back in July, scientists detected noninfective fragments of coronavirus RNA in raw sewage at Yosemite National Park, revealing, unfortunately, that visitors had been carrying—and depositing—the virus since the park reopened the previous month. read more

  • A Climate in Crisis Calls for Investment in Direct Air Capture
    by Staff on January 14, 2021 at 11:36 am

    1/14/21 Climate challenges Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments There is a growing consensus among scientists as well as national and local governments representing hundreds of millions of people, that humanity faces a climate crisis that demands a crisis response. New research from the University of California San Diego explores one possible mode of response: a massively funded program to deploy direct air capture (DAC) systems that remove CO2 directly from the ambient air and sequester it safely underground. read more

  • Next Animal-to-Human Pandemic | Telegram Purges Extremist Content | Tackle Domestic Disinformation, and more
    by Staff on January 14, 2021 at 11:32 am

    1/14/21 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 F.B.I. Urges Police Chiefs Across U.S. to Be on High Alert for Threats (John Eligon, Frances Robles, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Helene Cooper, New York Times) A joint intelligence bulletin warned that the deadly breach at the Capitol would be a “significant driver of violence” ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. read more

  • U.S. Prosecutors Expect to Charge Hundreds of Capitol Rioters
    by Guest Writer on January 13, 2021 at 11:46 am

    1/13/21 Democracy watch Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments U.S. prosecutors say they have identified more than 170 people for potential criminal charges in connection with the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol and that they expect that number to run into the hundreds in the coming weeks as a massive nationwide hunt for the pro-Trump rioters continues.     Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told reporters Tuesday that more than 70 people have been charged since the deadly attack by supporters of President Donald Trump, with prosecutors pursuing charges against at least 100 others. read more

  • Is Impeaching President Trump “Pointless Revenge”? Not If It Sends a Message to Future Presidents
    by Guest Writer on January 13, 2021 at 11:44 am

    1/13/21 Democracy watch Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments House Democrats have introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for the siege at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. read more

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