The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol held its first hearing to present what it has learned during its almost year-long probe. Three scholars analyze the event.
Misinformation spread by the former president cast doubt on the latest vote.
With the apparent slide towards authoritarianism in the U.S., Canada must be ready and able to defend and champion our democracy.
The trucker convoy is a sign that Canada is on the cusp of its own Jan. 6, with Conservatives taking a page from Donald Trump’s playbook.
The Republican Party has a decadeslong relationship with using distrust to incite its base and draw in more supporters – the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks just offer the latest example of this tactic.
The truckers’ convoy has travelled from out west to Parliament Hill and Toronto. Along the way, the responses of law enforcement agencies are affected by both internal and external politics.
About 10% of the Oath Keepers are active-duty military, and around two-thirds are retired military or law enforcement.
Concerned about problems in counting Electoral College votes that determine the next president, lawmakers are considering changes to the Electoral Count Act. What is the act, and what’s wrong with it?
Despite growing public discussion of the risk of civil war in the US, a political violence scholar says widespread civil strife is unlikely to happen – but other political violence is more likely.
The January 6, 2021, Capitol riot happened a year ago. But the attempt to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power was just one part of a larger, and more long-term, attempt to undo US democracy.
Apocalyptic thinking undermines democracy because it delegitimizes political opponents, turning them into enemies of God.
The popularity of zombie apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives has emerged from some of the same economic and cultural currents that gave rise to Trump’s presidency.
False election fraud claims helped fuel the US Capitol attack — and continue to create risks of violence and domestic terrorism.
An uncomfortable reality is that looting is perceived by the looters to be socially acceptable and is often encouraged and endorsed within social and community networks.
Trump will not be returning to Facebook or Instagram before November 2021.
If it hosts the same violent rhetoric that saw Parler forced offline, Trump’s platform may be a short-lived adventure.
When social media platforms banned Donald Trump they acknowledged that sometimes social good is more important than shareholder profits.
There has never been a partnership in a democracy like that between the former president and Rupert Murdoch’s flagship news station. Now it will have to struggle on without him.