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Today saw perhaps the biggest consequence of the attack on the Capitol yet: The House of Representatives moved one step closer to impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection. It plans to vote on the article Wednesday.
Many aspects of American life—our democracy, our politics, our social platforms—remain under scrutiny.
Tom Junod argues that we should refer to last week’s events as 1/6: “May it turn out, once and for all, to be the day that changed everything.”
James Fallows, a longtime correspondent for this magazine, compiled a starter list of what should come next. First on it? Impeachment.
“In two weeks, Trump will be out of power, but platforms won’t be,” Evelyn Douek argues. “They should be forced to live up to the sentiments in their fig-leaf rationales.”