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Was it a coup? No, but siege on US Capitol was the election violence of a fragile democracy

US Capitol mob highlights 5 reasons not to underestimate far-right extremists

Alexander Hinton, Rutgers University – Newark In the wake of the mob incursion that took over the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, it’s clear that many people are concerned about violence from far-right extremists. But they may not understand the real threat. The law enforcement community is among those who have failed to understand the true nature and danger of far-right extremists. Over several decades, the FBI and other federal authorities have only intermittently paid attention to far-right extremists. In

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Why friendships are falling apart over politics

Melanie Green, University at Buffalo Former Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia were on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Yet despite their obvious legal disagreements, the liberal Ginsburg once described herself and the conservative Scalia as

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