‘Hundreds’ Could Be Charged in Capitol Riot, Prosecutor Says

The Justice Department is investigating more than 170 people allegedly involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Charges could include sedition and conspiracy, and murder.  That number could grow by the hundreds in the coming weeks, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin said Tuesday. “Given the enormity of the actors … Continue reading ‘Hundreds’ Could Be Charged in Capitol Riot, Prosecutor Says

Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Every Domain of Public Policy

Many on the left continue to place their ideology of environmental extremism above all other considerations, including economic growth, individual freedom, and the welfare of low-income Americans. This worldview ignores critical trade-offs and places environmental interests above even basic principles that have long served as a foundation of this nation. Further, this extreme environmental movement … Continue reading Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Every Domain of Public Policy

9 Takeaways as 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump Again

With seven days left in President Donald Trump’s term, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted for a second time to impeach him—this time gaining some Republican support.  The vote was 232-197, with 10 House Republicans joining all House Democrats.  The House impeached Trump on a charge of “incitement to insurrection” based on his speech to … Continue reading 9 Takeaways as 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump Again

Capitol Hill Insurrection Fallout: More Bad “No Fly” List Proposals

In Washington, the sequence leading to bad legislative and policy outcomes in the wake of a crisis is a familiar one. Phase 1 is The Event. Almost 20 years ago, it was the 9/11 attacks, which gave us, among other things, in Phase 2—The Overreaction—the abominable and ineffectual PATRIOT Act and eventually the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and it’s now‐​infamous “No … Continue reading Capitol Hill Insurrection Fallout: More Bad “No Fly” List Proposals

Federal Prosecutor Vows ‘Maximum Charges’ for Capitol Rioters

Prosecutors so far have brought federal criminal charges, including unlawful entry and assault, against 55 people for participating in the riot Wednesday at the Capitol.  Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said “everything is on the table” several times Thursday during a conference call with reporters.  Future charges could include conspiracy, … Continue reading Federal Prosecutor Vows ‘Maximum Charges’ for Capitol Rioters

Reporter Who Followed the Mob Into the Capitol Shares What He Saw

Julio Rosas, a senior writer for Townhall, was at the Capitol on Wednesday when violence broke out as supporters of President Donald Trump forced their way into the building.  Rosas, who has spent the past several months reporting on riots across America, followed the mob inside the Capitol to capture the situation on video. He … Continue reading Reporter Who Followed the Mob Into the Capitol Shares What He Saw

Why the Real Villain of 2020 Was Big Government

The disaster that was 2020 is finally over. Now it’s time for the inevitable post-mortems. First and foremost, the COVID-19 pandemic posed enormous challenges to American institutions, and continues to do so. Frankly, we were not prepared. We need to diagnose what went wrong, so that we are never caught unaware like this again. Fortunately, … Continue reading Why the Real Villain of 2020 Was Big Government

QAnon and the storm of the U.S. Capitol: The offline effect of online conspiracy theories

Marc-André Argentino, Concordia University What is the cost of propaganda, misinformation and conspiracy theories? Democracy and public safety, to name just two things. The United States has received a stark lesson on how online propaganda and misinformation have an offline impact. For months, Donald Trump has falsely claimed the November presidential election was rigged and … Continue reading QAnon and the storm of the U.S. Capitol: The offline effect of online conspiracy theories

6 Key Points on Efforts to Oust Trump in Final Days

After the riot at the Capitol, congressional Democrats increasingly are calling for the removal of President Donald Trump before his term expires Jan. 20, either through a second impeachment or by invoking the 25th Amendment.  Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., an assistant House speaker, said  lawmakers could vote on impeachment within a week.  After vowing never to concede the 2020 presidential … Continue reading 6 Key Points on Efforts to Oust Trump in Final Days

US Capitol Attack a Reminder of the Perils of Using Violence in the Name of Fighting Injustice

Ashli Elizabeth Babbitt served in four tours of duty during her 14-year US Air Force enlistment. A high-level security official, she survived some of the deadliest war zones in the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Her life came to an abrupt end on Wednesday, not in a foreign country but in the US Capitol, where … Continue reading US Capitol Attack a Reminder of the Perils of Using Violence in the Name of Fighting Injustice