Today’s assault on the Capitol was an Insurrection invited by the nation’s commander-in-chief

It has since been deleted — thank goodness Twitter finally had the fortitude to stand up to Trump — but here is the “president’s” tweet today in the aftermath of the violence he invited and unleashed upon the US Capitol today:

These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!

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Impeach Brett Kavanaugh

The federal courts are tainted by illegitimacy. This is true throughout, but is nowhere more pronounced than on the Supreme Court. The blatant hypocrisy Republicans showed by refusing to consider Merrick Garland but ramming through Amy Coney Barrett destroyed the legitimacy of the institution.

Rightfully furious over this undemocratic hijacking of the federal court system, liberals and democrats are considering numerous ways to rectify this illegitimacy and make the court a credible body again. While some sort of action is necessary to restore the legitimacy of the court and prevent the anti-democratic attempt to entrench minority rule orchestrated by Republicans, it is also important that Democrats undertake this process as transparently and legitimately as possible. The Supreme Court needs saving, but Democrats should be careful to avoid intentionally provoking Republicans or one-upping them in a way that invites future recriminations. …


The Siege of Acre (1189–1191 CE) as told through the vignettes of my toy soldiers.

The Siege of Acre was fought between the invading army of the Third Crusade, led by Richard II King of England and Phillip II of France and Acre’s defenders, soldiers of Saladin’s Ayyubid Sultanate.

The following story is historical fiction.

Nathan Chandler

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King & Country MK180: Crusader Sergeant-at-Arms

The Siege of Acre (1189–1191 CE) as told through the vignettes of my toy soldiers.

The Siege of Acre was fought between the invading army of the Third Crusade, led by Richard II King of England and Phillip II of France and Acre’s defenders, soldiers of Saladin’s Ayyubid Sultanate.

The following story is historical fiction.

Hazm Ayad of Damascus

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King & Country MK035: Saracen Attacking w/Axe

The Siege of Acre (1189–1191 CE) as told through the vignettes of my toy soldiers.

The Siege of Acre was fought between the invading army of the Third Crusade, led by Richard II King of England and Phillip II of France and Acre’s defenders, soldiers of Saladin’s Ayyubid Sultanate.

The following story is historical fiction.

Sumayl ibn al-Ghazali

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King & Country MK102: Mounted Saracen Officer

The Siege of Acre (1189–1191 CE) as told through the vignettes of my toy soldiers.

The Siege of Acre was fought between the invading army of the Third Crusade, led by Richard II King of England and Phillip II of France and Acre’s defenders, soldiers of Saladin’s Ayyubid Sultanate.

The following story is historical fiction.

Conrad of Saxony

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King & Country MK118: The Crouching Crusader

In his alternate reality, it is impossible for him to lose

Donald Trump lost the presidential election. Decisively, in fact. Biden not only gained a whooping 5 million more votes than Trump, he will ultimately end up with either 290 or 306 electoral votes. Though the vote in some swing states was fairly close, the final score is not. Joe Biden crushed Donald Trump.

Unsurprisingly — after all, he said as much during the lead up to the election — Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the results and using the United States government as a tool to protect himself from the outcome of the democratic process. Frankly, anyone who is surprised by Trump’s actions is either utterly naive or has been paying no attention. …


The Siege of Acre (1189–1191 CE) as told through the vignettes of my toy soldiers.

The Siege of Acre was fought between the invading army of the Third Crusade, led by Richard II King of England and Phillip II of France and Acre’s defenders, soldiers of Saladin’s Ayyubid Sultanate.

The following story is historical fiction.

Hugh FitzSimmons of Calais

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King & Country MK062: Sir Arthur de Mountford

The Siege of Acre (1189–1191 CE) as told through the vignettes of my toy soldiers.

The Siege of Acre was fought between the invading army of the Third Crusade, led by Richard II King of England and Phillip II of France and Acre’s defenders, soldiers of Saladin’s Ayyubid Sultanate.

The following story is historical fiction.

Razin Kader of Acre

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King & Country MK097: Saracen Sergeant-at-Arms

The Perjuring Predator Deserves Disbarment

Following the tragic and untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the nation’s attention is on her now vacant seat. Given the proximity to the election and the soon-to-be-overturned-precedent that Mitch McConnell and Republicans hypocritically — and illegitimately — set in 2016 by refusing to hold a vote on Merrick Garland’s confirmation, many Americans are rightfully concerned about the likelihood that Republicans will ram through a nominee before the election or, should Biden win, during the lame duck period before his inauguration.

These concerns are well-founded. The Republican party is only competitive because of racism and cheating, and just as they cheated Garland out of a seat in 2016, they will undeniably try to cheat again and force a confirmation on whichever unqualified and myopic candidate Trump chooses for the position. Liberals and anyone concerned with the legitimacy of our democracy should be focused on the fight to preserve the opening until after the election, and, should Biden win, until after his inauguration. …

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Will Staton

Career Educator. Author of “Through Fire and Flame: Into the New Inferno.” Bylines at Arc Digital, Areo Magazine, and the Strategy Bridge.

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