Wednesday’s news links – Jan. 27, 2021

US federal agency launches probe into alleged bid by Trump to undermine election results Peoples Dispatch

From Navy SEAL to Part of the Angry Mob Outside the Capitol NYTimes

Pentagon restricted commander of D.C. Guard ahead of Capitol riot Washington Post

The commander of the D.C. National Guard said the Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, requiring higher level sign-off to respond that cost time as the events that day spiraled out of control. …

Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, said the Pentagon essentially took that power and other authorities away from him ahead of a pro-Trump protest on Jan. 6. That meant he couldn’t immediately roll out troops when he received a panicked phone call from the Capitol Police chief warning that rioters were about to enter the U.S. Capitol.

Democrats stunned by briefing on Capitol’s security before insurrection: ‘It was only by pure dumb luck’ more weren’t killed CNN

Priest who conducted elections-related exorcisms leaves Madison Diocese Wisconsin State Journal

A Scientist Is Arrested, and Academics Push Back NYTimes

The NCAA’s “Compromises” on Paying Athletes Are Bullshit Current Affairs

A vigil honoring victims of terrorism against Cuba. Photo: Jorge Luis González


What do you know about terrorism against Cuba? Granma


US exploring new bases in Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions ABC News

Nord Stream 2 Pipelay Operations Resume Maritime Executive

Marines In Hawaii Are Training For A Return To Island Fighting Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii is at the center of an ambitious plan to give the Marine Corps a 21st century reboot that will lead to a leaner force that moves faster and strikes harder as tensions with China intensify in the Pacific.

This Perfectly Captures Chinese People’s Nostalgia for Life Before Overwork VICE

Interview with Mark Burton, attorney for Colombian revolutionary Simon Trinidad

Loyalist killer Michael Stone is released from jail on parole Daily Mail

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