There were worse offenders than Trump. Gosar incited violence more than other Congress members. Operations Chaos and Occupy the Capitol were real campaigns. Leaders used code words to avoid legal prosecution. BLM protests played a role.

To most Americans, the January 6 attack either set off a continuing crisis that has yet to be addressed, or was not as bad as many think. There seems to be little middle ground, little ways that show a path forward from a seeming abyss.

Since that day, I have been consumed by what occurred. Not because of how shocking it was, since if…

Kevin Shay

Written for 45+ newspapers/mags. Written some books — see Visited 48 states, 30+ countries.

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