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From the editorial: Questioning law enforcement is fair game. We have seen far more than that this month. ... The politics of violence must be soundly rejected, beginning with those who so willingly incite it.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund
From the commentary: In striking down Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court embraced extremism. American voters are likely to recoil from it. ... And that's bad news for the one party that has, as of late, on one issue after another, made extremism part of its brand: the GOP.
The commentator writes contrary to the popular opinion leading up to the first televised session last month of the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot, it now appears that voters — from the most progressive to the most MAGA, and independents in between — are taking note of the damning revelations after seven public hearings.

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In today’s partisan political climate, it is rare for Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything, but the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act is one important exception. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle agree: we need to pass the JCPA to ensure that publishers — especially small and local publishers — are treated fairly and can serve their communities.
Now finally, we realize Trump was veritably pleading with them: “Please lie to me.” So they did. And it made him happy.
Summary: Some in our society — including friends and family members — are being attacked in a manner that is profoundly un-American. We must come to their aid and beat back those who torment them.
Summary: Given the alternative of either Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis versus Mike Pence, there’s no contest in my view. Pence might not be a first choice, but he is a safe choice for our democracy.
An editorial cartoon by Bruce Plante.
Summary: Whatever the case may be, it is clear that the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is a crass political endeavor that is unlikely to resonate with the majority of the American people, who know that Jan. 6 was a stain on the country that could have been avoided in the first place but is now being used for political gamesmanship on behalf of congressional Democrats.

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Summary: All that winning made Democrats terribly complacent, and mediocre to the bone. A lack of competition will do that. ... Now Republicans face the peril of repeating Democrats' mistakes. The right may think that it can treat Latino support as an entitlement and keep its focus on the angry White voters — including the insurrectionist wing — who comprise their base. They seem to honestly believe that Latinos found their way to the GOP because the party has great candidates, strong ideas, and sound policies. ... Speaking of dreamers.
Summary: Today, the Republican wagons are still circled around Donald Trump, with most leading Republicans either refusing to forcefully denounce his attempted coup and continued lies or actively promoting them. In that sense, the scandal still unfolding today deserves the historic distinction: worse than Watergate.
Summary: Barr’s testimony provides a useful, usable story Republicans might be able to accept, albeit quietly. Simply: Trump was a great president. There was no Russia collusion. The first impeachment was illegitimate. Then Trump lost the election. What followed was regrettable — and should now be repudiated or at least forgotten.

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