By Shirin Sinnar In the wake of the invasion of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the media, political leaders, and scholars sought the right term to capture the violence that had occurred: was this a protest, a riot, an insurrection, a seditious conspiracy, an autogolpe (“self-coup”), or domestic terrorism? Some of the debate over… Continue reading The Capitol Invasion and the Framing of Political Violence
By Robert S. Taylor The attack on the Capitol has revealed for the entire world to see that our democracy is fragile, and its survival is not ensured. Donald Trump is no longer President, but the poison he tirelessly pumped into the body politic is still coursing through our veins. The violence on January 6… Continue reading Stepping Back from the Brink?
By Rachel E. VanLandingham & Geoffrey S. Corn Many Americans were undoubtedly dismayed by the news that as many as 20% of participants in the January 6th insurrection – a percentage about ten times greater than the percentage of Americans who volunteer to serve in the military – were current or former members of the… Continue reading Perception and Reality: The Urgency of Finding and Fixing Extremism and Racial Bias in the Armed Forces