An upbeat staffer, Yi Arias, at a COVID-19 mass-vaccination event for health care workers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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Hope does not ride alone. It has a companion: anxiety. A classics scholar who is a poet notes that, at what may be the end of a long and dark pandemic year, both are in evidence.
Lord of all he surveys?
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In claiming the election was “stolen” from him and using the office of the president to the benefit of his family, Trump dips into the authoritarian playbook to convert power into property.
Incoming US president Joe Biden can’t mend a broken US democracy alone. Other liberal democracies, including NZ, need to get involved.
There is evidence Trumpist methodology has already been adopted by Australia’s political right.
Supporters of President Trump put up a cross outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6,
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The fusing of Christian nationalism and violent extremism on display during the attack on the US Capitol can be traced, in part, to two incidents in the early 1990s.
Father Coughlin’s bully pulpit.
Broadcasters silenced Father Charles Coughlin in 1938, just as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have shut down pro-Trump incitements to violence in 2021.
A U.S. Capitol police officer stands at a street corner near the Capitol.
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The FBI has long warned that white supremacist groups are seeking to infiltrate police, which makes the events of Jan. 6 all the more concerning.
Trump yells while visiting a portion of the border wall in Alamo, Tex. on Jan. 12, 2021.
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Donald Trump has become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. But the ignorance and lawlessness of Trumpism will have a dangerous afterlife even after Trump has left Washington.
The people who attacked the U.S. Capitol building lived up to their word to engage in violence.
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Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.
It is very difficult to estimate the size of the crowd that stormed Capital Hill because there is no aerial imagery.
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A professor of journalism explains why you should be skeptical of any numbers that you see over the next few days.
Trashed equipment for media outlets at the Capitol … but not reputations?
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The insurrection at the Capitol was unprecedented. So too was the coverage, according to a scholar who monitors how media reports on protests
Attendees chant during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
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A sense – or fear – of victimhood pervades contemporary white supremacy from the extreme to the mainstream.
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A collapse in political legitimacy means people think the normal rules don’t apply anymore, making the world a more difficult and even dangerous place for all of us.
Pro-Trump supporters, including Infowars host Alex Jones, hold a ‘Stop The Steal’ protest Wednesday in Atlanta as Georgia’s recount nears the end.
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Much as the South rejected President Lincoln’s election with a massive armed uprising, could President Trump’s many supporters rise up and overthrow a Biden-led government?
Donald Trump has been voted out of office but the issues at the heart of Black Lives Matter remain as critical as ever.
Trump has increased the appeal of American conservatism, even as he has complicated its meaning. His shadow will no doubt continue to loom large over the Republican Party.
Donald Trump may be on the way out, but ‘Trumpism’ will remain a political force. Could it ever take hold in New Zealand?
A moral minority of evangelicals are moving away from Trump.
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Polls show that a majority of evangelicals back Trump. But that hides a growing divide between enthusiasts of the president and those who question his fitness for office, argues a moral theologian.
A QAnon supporter waiting to see Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania.
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Donald Trump said followers of conspiracy theory ‘are very much against pedophilia.’ What he didn’t mention was the demonic imagery and language that peppers QAnon posts.
Donald Trump poses with Bible at a moment of national crisis.
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In appearing with Bible in hand at the time of crisis, Trump is signaling his position as defender of traditional values, while ‘othering’ detractors. Russia’s Putin and India’s Modi have done similar things.