THE BAD GUYS ARE WINNING If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse. By Anne Applebaum The future of democracy may well be decided in a drab office building on the outskirtsContinue reading “Autocracy is Winning – The Atlantic”
When Josephine Bartley, a member of the city council in Auckland, New Zealand, heard that a local Covid-19 vaccination clinic had been vandalized early this month, she drove over to survey the damage. After she spoke to the owners and helped them connect with law enforcement officials, she noticed three men loitering near her parking spot. “Some guysContinue reading “American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand”
Attorneys for former chief Trump strategist Steve Bannon are asking the court to deny the federal government’s request to keep documents in his case largely private. Bannon has pleaded not guilty to contempt of Congress charges after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for failing to comply with congressional summons in the House select committee’s JanuaryContinue reading “Steve Bannon asks court to deny request to shield records in his case”
Chairman Thompson sent a letter to the former Chief of Staff warning him that if he failed to appear at a scheduled deposition tomorrow they would consider it “willful noncompliance,” and consider holding him in contempt of Congress. Meanwhile, surging inflation poses a challenge for the Biden administration.
Two organizers of the pro-Trump rallies that turned violent told Rolling Stone that Arizona GOP Rep. Paul Gosar floated a “blanket pardon.” Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, reportedly floated a “blanket pardon” to two organizers of the January 6 pro-Trump rallies that descended into a violent attackContinue reading “A Pair of Jan. 6 Planners Just Rolled on Their Congressional Accomplices”
Public policy professor Jack Goldstone predicted three decades ago that elitism, inequality and political obstruction would help usher a Trump-like figure into power. His latest prediction? Another U.S. civil war. He and historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat join Mehdi to discuss.
The House voting to refer Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt is discussed by Jan. 6 select committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson. Regarding moving forward with the investigation into the Capitol insurrection, Chairman Thompson tells Joy Reid, ‘We will do our work, but again, we won’t be bullied by Mr. JordanContinue reading “Rep.Thompson On Jan. 6 Investigation: We Won’t Be Bullied By Mr. Jordan Or Anybody Else – MSNBC”
Committee unanimously voted to recommend contempt of Congress charges against the former Trump adviser, who could face a year in jail The House committee investigating the 6 January Capitol insurrection voted unanimously on Monday to hold former Trump administration official Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena for documents and testimony concerning the worst attack on the US CapitolContinue reading “Capitol riot committee recommends criminal contempt for Bannon”
Biden says the Jan. 6 Committee subpoena holdouts should be prosecuted and a Capitol Police officer is charged with obstructing the investigation. Meanwhile an FDA panel recommends J&J Covid booster shot for adults.