Picking up the pieces
January 14, 2021
Millions of Americans have spent the past week trying to comprehend the events that unfolded Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol. It’s fair to say many were appalled but not surprised, and we can all hope this reprehensible moment will serve as a reckoning for the extreme politics currently holding this nation hostage.
Call it a failed coup, insurrection or whatever you want – plain and simple, it was an attack on the fundamentals of our democracy. The people who ransacked the Capitol and killed a police officer were not patriots. Their beliefs and values are the antithesis of this country’s c...