Sacking the Capitol, Threatening Journalists

The New Yorker has previously-unpublished video of the sacking of the Capitol. It is especially disturbing to anyone who has worked on the Hill.  The terrorists rifle through documents and papers — a potential threat to national security. At about eleven minutes...

Capitol Police

Amelia Strauss and Daniel Schuman at First Branch Forecast: With an abundance of resources, how is it possible the [Capitol Police] department wasn’t prepared for [Wednesday’s]  events? The answer could be, in part, insufficient accountability mechanisms. The...

Cop Killers

Marc Santora, Megan Specia and Mike Baker at NYT: A United States Capitol Police officer died on Thursday night from injuries sustained “while physically engaging” with pro-Trump rioters who descended on the U.S. Capitol the day before, the fifth fatality linked to...

Romney Statement

From Senator Mitt Romney: We gather today due to a selfish man’s injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning. What happened here today was an insurrection, incited...

The Social Compact

David French: We know the obligation of the government, but what about the obligation of the citizen? Here’s where we turn to Thomas Jefferson’s rival, John Adams. And Adams gives us the second quote that frames our constitutional republic. Writing to the...

President Bush on George Floyd

President George W. Bush: Laura and I are anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country. Yet we have resisted the urge to speak out, because this is not the time for us to lecture. It is time for...