Political Violence


Fears of political violence are growing as the 2024 campaign heats up

Photo: Demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Capitol building Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington, on the one year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol The man who bludgeoned former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer last year consumed a steady diet of right-wing conspiracy theories before an attack that took place


State laws vary widely on whether felons can run for office – Associated Press

The case of a defeated New Mexico candidate arrested in a politically motivated shooting spree has turned a spotlight on an issue that has been evolving in the states: whether people with criminal convictions are eligible to run for public office. Solomon Peña overwhelmingly lost a bid for the New Mexico statehouse as a Republican

Mass Shootings

Online diary: Buffalo gunman plotted attack for months

The white gunman accused of massacring 10 black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a livestreamed attack on African Americans, practiced shooting from his car and traveled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according to detailed diary entries he appears to have posted


Opinion: As Congress Addresses January 6, It Should Look West

As the work of the January 6 Committee is framed more and more consistently as a purely political issue, it’s easy to be cynical about how relentlessly partisanship has blocked accountability for the events of that profoundly dangerous day for American democracy. Ten months have come and gone since the violence at our nation’s Capitol


Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in California, Facebook engineers were racing to tweak internal controls to slow the spread of misinformation

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