We need to ensure that inspectors general can do an effective job of keeping other government officials honest.
The constitutional authority to call out the military is vested in the president of the United States. So what was Pence doing on January 6?
The FBI search at Mar-a-Lago prompts sincere talk of violence. But some threats remain mere threats.
Republicans’ reflexive insistence that the Mar-a-Lago raid is politically motivated is unmoored from the available evidence.
Why have so many messages from top government officials disappeared?
GOP voters want political power. And they’re no longer sure Donald Trump is the best way to get it.
His post-insurrection-speech rehearsals are even more revealing—and disturbing—than the final version.
Trump might clear the bar for incitement on January 6, and that’s far from his only legal risk.
Former President Donald Trump could not be compelled to call off the mob that nearly destroyed democracy.
At best, it’s a tale of shocking incompetence. At worst, the parade of errors is indicative of darker motivations.
Allegations that the agency deleted texts from January 6, 2021, add to serious existing concerns about its independence and competence.
The January 6 committee has provided overwhelming evidence that the former president was not some bit player along for the ride, but the central driver of a nefarious plot.
The January 6 committee has shown that the people closest and most loyal to Donald Trump were as aghast as anyone else at his coup attempt.
What began as a reluctant willingness to defend the former president soon became an ingrained habit.
Today’s January 6 committee hearing contained significant evidence suggesting that the former president knew how the storming of the Capitol would unfold.
Unlike those involved in the January 6 coup attempt who refuse to testify, my communist grandfather respected democracy and had the courage to turn up, say his piece, and take the consequences.
In military intelligence, he was renowned for his skill connecting the dots and finding terrorists. But somewhere along the way, his dot detector began spinning out of control.
No legal doctrine should shield anyone—including Donald Trump, if reelected—from prosecution for criminal wrongdoing.
The current GOP is beyond rescue.
By establishing an official record of the insurrection, the members are creating clarity in a political moment fogged with lies.