Saturday’s news links – Jan. 9, 2021

Trump Having Second Thoughts About That Concession Video Daily Beast

QAnon Doesn’t Think Trump Conceded Vice

CNBC: Twitter bans Trump, says plans for Jan. 17 armed protests are circulating CNBC

Right-wing extremists vow to return to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration NBC News

“We will come in numbers that no standing army or police agency can match,” wrote a popular Parler user who frequently posts about QAnon.

Far-right Activists on Social Media Telegraphed Violence Weeks in Advance of the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Congressperson James Clyburn believes that the white supremacist, fascist mob had inside help in accessing the capitol CBS News

Invader of Senate carrying handcuff zip-ties identified as Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran New Yorker

Lawmakers from Multiple States Involved in Capitol Chaos, or Related Activities

Ginni Thomas, Wife of Clarence, Cheered On the Rally That Turned Into the Capitol Riot Slate

As riot raged at Capitol, Trump tried to call senators to overturn election CNN

Trump Fur-Ever: Costumed Capitol Rioter Is Son Of Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Gothamist

Vermont Trooper Suspended for Social Media Posts Supporting D.C. Insurgency Seven Days

The Actual Death Toll From the Pro-Trump Riot Won’t Be Known for Weeks New Republic

War danger?

Donald Trump’s parting gift to the world? Signs suggest it may be war with Iran Guardian

Pelosi consults with Pentagon about preventing Trump from using nuclear codes Politico

Trump Officials Rush to Keep Him From Sparking Another Conflict—at Home or Abroad Daily Beast

The Confederate flag and more

The Whole Story in a Single Photo Clint Smith

Confederate Battle Flag in the Capitol: A ‘Jarring’ First in U.S. History NYTimes

A scholar of American anti-Semitism explains the hate symbols present at the US Capitol The Conversation

Man wearing ‘Camp Auschwitz’ shirt among mob who stormed U.S. Capitol

Neo-Nazis among protesters who stormed US Capitol NY Post

Illinois GOP Rep. Mary Miller apologizes for her remarks praising Hitler at pro-Trump rally Chicago Sun-Times

Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, and Far-Right Militancy in Law Enforcement Brennan Center

Trump supporters attacked Black woman

Trump supporters attacked a Black woman walking home, she says. Police are investigating it as a hate crime. Washington Post

25-Year-Old Black Woman Attacked By Trump Supporters While Taking A Neighborhood Stroll During LA ‘Stop The Steal’ Rally Blavity

Texas real estate broker took a private jet to join Trump supporters at DC rally Daily Mail

The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration FiveThirtyEight

Authorities are more than twice as likely to break up a left-wing protest than a right-wing protest.

Billionaires Who Championed Trump Have Now Gone Largely Quiet Bloomberg

They bankrolled Donald Trump. They applauded his tax cuts. They cheered as the stock market soared. Now, the sound coming from some of the president’s wealthiest donors is this: silence.

Harold Hamm, the oil titan who’s a Trump confidante, didn’t return requests for comment.

Also silent were Richard and Liz Uihlein, owners of Uline Inc., who’ve poured tens of millions into conservative causes in recent years. Hedge fund manager John Paulson didn’t respond to a message seeking comment, nor did Charles Dolan, whose family controls the Madison Square Garden companies.

The “free” press

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Staffers: Bosses Edited Our Reporting to Be More Pro-Trump Daily Beast

Reporters at the Toledo Blade are boycotting bylines after they say management manipulated coverage of Capitol riots ‘to alter the reality of what occurred’ Business Insider

Sasse Says Trump Was ‘Excited’ As Mob Stormed CapitolSasse Says Trump Was ‘Excited’ As Mob Stormed Capitol

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), citing conversations with senior White House officials, told Hugh Hewitt that President Trump was “excited” and “delighted” as his supporters tried to storm the U.S. Capitol and was “confused” others weren’t so excited.

Abortion Providers Watching Capitol Violence Say They’ve ‘Seen This Rage Before’ Rewire

Transition?

While Railing Against Trump Coup, Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland MPN

ASSA 2021 – part one: the mainstream dilemma Michael Roberts

The annual conference of the American Economic Association (ASSA 2021) was unusual this year, for obvious reasons. … Perhaps the most interesting paper in this session was that by Janice Eberly of NorthWestern University who showed that during the COVID slump, companies had saved huge amounts of capital spending on offices, travel and other physical equipment as staff worked from home (at their own expense). This provided an opportunity for business to boost the productivity of the workforce without extra capital spending and less labor – a way out for capitalism after the pandemic?

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