Protesters who support Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro storm the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, on Jan. 8, 2023.
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The chaos in Brazil’s capital, along with the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection in the US, demonstrate that there is a key human factor in election integrity.
Military police clash with supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro after an invasion to Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty Images.
Language can provoke violence between groups especially when people paint others as threats.
The Lincoln Memorial as depicted in the first column of 1/6.
Art by Will Rosado/Lee Loughridg, written by Alan Jenkins and Gan Golan
Comic book creators with a history of galvanising social action on America’s streets have created a graphic novel about the US Capitol attacks.
Americans tend to not cross their political divides amicably. New research shows what helps this actually happen.
In-person conversations between Republicans and Democrats lasting just 15 minutes were found to lessen political animus, research shows.
Why deep state conspiracies keep on spinning out of control.
The congressional investigation into Jan. 6, 2021, focused on one man, not the masses.
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The role of then-President Donald Trump and his aides and advisers is important, but there is a lot more to the story of Jan. 6, 2021, than what happened behind closed doors.
A Dec. 19, 2022 meeting of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, DC.
The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report is the latest in a long series of congressional studies that have tried to answer hard questions about government failures and suggest ways to avoid them.
The Jan. 6 House Committee announced four recommended charges against Donald Trump, including conspiracy to defraud the US.
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The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.
Looming large over proceedings.
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A House panel made four criminal referrals in relation to Donald Trump’s alleged role in the attack on the Capitol. Convictions might make him an unpalatable candidate but wouldn’t bar him from running.
Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., center, and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, right, take cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Weaknesses in the law governing how elections are run and votes counted in Congress led to the Jan. 6 insurrection. An election law scholar analyzes legislation just passed to fix those problems.
Election workers sort ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 9, 2022, in Phoenix.
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Despite a midterm election largely free of controversy over its legitimacy, a large percentage of Americans distrust elections. And that’s dangerous for democracy.
Members of the Oath Keepers stand in front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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The historic conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one other co-defendant for seditious conspiracy has implications for free speech and the future of the militia movement in the US.
Donald Trump is one of many political leaders through history who has claimed he embodies the voice of ‘the people’ – but which people he means matters quite a lot.
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Some fascists claim that democracy and fascism have the same goal – to give effect to the will of the people. But who the people are is where the ideologies divide.
Policemen keep a mob back as James Meredith, a Black student trying to enroll at the University of Mississippi, is driven away after being refused admittance to the all-white university in Oxford on Sept. 25, 1962.
What’s at stake when Americans lose faith in the legitimacy of the Supreme Court?
Republican supporters pray before a Donald Trump “Save America” rally on September 23, 2022, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Republicans and democrats alike have accused each other of threatening the foundations of democracy. How legitimate are these fears?
A tweet from former President Donald Trump is shown on a screen at the House Jan. 6 committee hearing on June 9, 2022.
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A lot of facts have come forward through the efforts of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol. What will its efforts mean to the US?
The U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol resumes on Sept. 28, 2022.
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While the Jan. 6 committee investigating the US Capitol attacks has limited legal powers, it can help craft an accurate narrative of American democracy and history.
An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown during a House committee hearing.
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There are genuine political disagreements, and then there are time-worn strategies for selling denial to the public. A sociologist breaks down the patterns.
A man holds a QAnon sign outside the White House. Even if most people don’t act on their conspiratorial beliefs, such theories can still pose very real dangers.
Many of those who believe conspiracy theories do not necessarily act on those beliefs. Nevertheless, conspiracy theories can still spread dangerous misinformation that can cause harm.
Lies don’t have to spread far to cause problems.
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Worrying about how many people believe false ideas misses the real danger – that people are influenced by them whether they believe them or not.