January 6 Will NOT Become America’s Bastille Day

Steve Russell
Jan 7 · 5 min read
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Jean-Pierre Houël, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

I am writing on January 7, 2021, the day after a mob stormed the Capitol at the urging of the leader of the insurrection — Donald John Trump — -with the stated purpose of stopping or at least disrupting the effect of the 2020 elections. The mob was tens of thousands strong, but was only lightly armed.

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List of Natives in National Statuary Hall Collection

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Steve Russell is enrolled Cherokee, a 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus of criminal justice, and (so far) a cancer survivor.

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Steve Russell

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Steve Russell is enrolled Cherokee, a 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus of criminal justice, and (so far) a cancer survivor.

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The home of opinions on American politics and policy.

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