The greatest danger to women • What does the GOP believe in? • QAnon's yen for apocalypse • Proud Boys as terrorists • Don't blame 'defund the police' • plus John Stoehr's week
The weekend edition of the Editorial Board!
Welcome to the weekend edition of the Editorial Board, where you will find a roundup of everything produced over the last week by our amazing stable of writers.
This weekender features Mia Brett on the legal history of intimate partner violence; Brandon Bradford on what the Republicans believe in; Corey Richardson on Donald Trump’s dried up juice; Lindsay Beyerstein on QAnon’s yen for apocalyptic violence; Richard Sudan on the Proud Boys as an American terrorist group; and Magdi Semrau on the totally made up link between “defund the police” and rising crime rates.
This week featured me, too. Here’s what you may have missed:
• Monday June 1, 2021
No, it's not shocking that QAnon believers long for a military coup. For them, this is the End Times Read more
• Tuesday June 2, 2021
What we're talking about when we talk about democracy isn't just voting. It's equality Read more
• Wednesday June 3, 2021
Asking the American people to pay attention to Donald Trump again is inviting political backlash Read more
• Thursday June 4, 2021
Saying he'll be 'reinstated' is no more irrational than anything Donald Trump said over four years Read more
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On that note, here’s the weekend edition …
June 4, 2021
By Mia Brett
Next time a senator expresses concern for women’s safety in trans-inclusive spaces, remind them the real danger is intimate partner violence and demand they vote to reauthorize VAWA, writes Editorial Board member Mia Brett.
June 4, 2021
Is there anything, anything at all, the Republicans believe in other than consolidating their power?
By Brandon Bradford
There’s a reason everyone, the GOP establishment included, thought 2016 was going to be a bloodbath, writes Editorial Board member Brandon Bradford. The presumption was we, America, were collectively better than that. Yeah, no.
June 3, 2021
By Corey Richardson
Since 1994, the Republican Party has been steadily jettisoning its attachments to governing and has, instead, been focused on the consolidation of power for the sake of power, writes Editorial Board member Corey Richardson.
June 2, 2021
By Lindsay Beyerstein
Mike Flynn is now denying that he said what we all saw him say, but let’s get one thing straight: Mike Flynn is a liar, writes Editorial Board member Lindsay Beyerstein.
June 2, 2021
By Richard Sudan
An independent commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection might expose deep and politically uncomfortable links between the Proud Boys and the Republicans, says Editorial Board member Richard Sudan.
June 1, 2021
By Magdi Semrau
If the Republicans cared about national rates of homicide and aggravated assault, they’d do something about all the guns, writes Editorial Board member Magdi Semrau.