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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, official court portrait.

DC councilmember introduces legislation to name road in memory of RBG

Legislation to symbolically rename a street in America’s capital in memory of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—commonly known as “RBG”—was introduced on Thursday in the Council of the District of...
Robert Packer, 56, wore a "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt during the Jan. 6 mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol. Credit: Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Marshals arrest man wearing ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt in Capitol riot

A man who wore a sweatshirt with the words “Camp Auschwitz” was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the Jan. 6 mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol as Congress was tallying U.S. President-elect Joe...
Aaron Mostofsky. Source: Screenshot.

Son of New York judge arrested for breaching Capitol, theft of property

The son of a judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested on Tuesday for taking part in the Jan. 6 mob invasion by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol as Congress tallied U.S. President-elect Joe...
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How Trump and his people self-destructed

They came by the thousands from all over to support him, but in the end, all they did was put the last nail in his coffin. For more than two months, U.S. President Donald Trump’s...

What the ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt tells us about alt-right aesthetics

Among the horde of far-right extremists who breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, one man wore a hoodie that probably looked a little familiar. Featuring an arc of utility-chic font atop a simple graphic,...

American Jewish Committee Statement on “Act of Sedition” by Washington Insurrectionists

The assault January 6 on the U.S. Capitol by loyalists inspired and incited by President Trump was not a political protest. It was an act of sedition by individuals, some armed with military-style weapons,...

Why Jan. 6, 2021 will live in infamy

I never thought I’d ever read this paragraph in an American paper: “A mob of people loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, halting Congress’s counting of the electoral votes to...
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, where some smashed windows and entered the building while protesting the results of the November elections, on Jan. 6, 2020. Source: YouTube Screenshot.

When the rule of law breaks down, no one is safe

What happened at the Capitol on the day both Houses of Congress assembled in a joint session to certify the votes of the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election was a disgrace. In...
A pro-Trump protester interrupts a broadcast on Israel's Channel 13, making anti-Semitic remarks, outside the U.S. Capitol as it was stormed by a mob seeking to prevent Congress from tallying U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College votes, Jan. 6, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli journalist harassed by pro-Trump protester outside US Capitol

An Israeli journalist was harassed by a protester supporting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as a mob surrounded the building—with some breaking into it—seeking to prevent Congress from tallying...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with U.S. Secretary of State Steve Mnuchin in Jerusalem on Jan. 7, 2020. Credit: GPO.

Netanyahu calls mob attack on US Capitol ‘disgraceful,’ says American democracy will prevail

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a strong condemnation on Thursday of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters the day before, calling it a “disgraceful act.” “For generations, American...