Government

The January 6 hearings are tailor-made for social media – that doesn’t mean they’re reaching a wide audience

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In the days following the Jan. 6 attack, many pundits seemed baffled that the insurrectionists had stormed the Capitol with phones in hand, taking videos and selfies. This seemed self-incriminating, and it turned out to be. Yet scholars of the far-right have long discussed how social media has been essential to that community.

Mike Pence’s actions on January 6 were wholly unremarkable – until they saved the nation

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New revelations from the congressional committee investigating the events on and leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol show the crucial role then-Vice President Mike Pence played in thwarting the insurrection - and reveal the principles behind his actions.