Amid this week's political theater, here's a bit of locally connected dialogue worth highlighting from The New Yorker:
Senator Roy Blunt, of Missouri, asked if he had changed his mind, changed the subject, telling reporters that congressional Democrats had supported riots in Seattle, Portland, “and other places.”
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A few hours into the presentation of the House managers' case against Donald Trump, for inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6th, Representative Eric Swalwell, of California, played senators an extraordinary new clip of themselves on that awful day. The previously undisclosed security-camera footage was short.