Every Day Is Jan 6 Now
The New York Times Editorial Board in an unusually direct piece last week:
It is regular citizens [who threaten election officials] and other public servants, who ask, “When can we use the guns?” and who vow to murder politicians who dare to vote their conscience. It is Republican lawmakers scrambling to make it harder for people to vote and easier to subvert their will if they do. It is Donald Trump who continues to stoke the flames of conflict with his rampant lies and limitless resentments and whose twisted version of reality still dominates one of the nation’s two major political parties.
In short, the Republic faces an existential threat from a movement that is openly contemptuous of democracy and has shown that it is willing to use violence to achieve its ends. No self-governing society can survive such a threat by denying that it exists. Rather, survival depends on looking back and forward at the same time.
See also this Vox piece. Great to see these outlets sound the alarm about the dangers to American democracy. The threats are very real, and clear-eyed discussions should ver much be dominating the public sphere.
More of this, please.