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Why are likely Jan 6 defendants so nonchalant about going to prison?

I’ve spent some time thinking about this. Among some quick and easy answers: They don’t fully understand what they’re facing, because… They are appallingly ignorant about our history, our laws, our prosecutorial agencies such as the DOJ, and our conventions. … Continue reading

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Part 1: The matriarch of all insurrections

The Russian Revolution. Now, a few days after the anniversary of an attempted replication of that revolution, it might be a good thing to review what actually happened in St. Petersburg on October 25, 1917, since it seems to be … Continue reading

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Two guys who did not become autocrats, although they could have

In an odd coincidence, over the last several days I’ve encountered a couple of remarkable characters who, in the most unlikely circumstances, rejected putting crowns on their heads for something much more complicated. Oh sure, the first one, Theseus, was … Continue reading

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