‘A supreme violation’ / ‘I’m worried about Chicago’ / None America News

‘A supreme violation.’ In his closing remarks at last night’s Jan. 6 hearings, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger let Donald Trump have it …
 … asserting that Trump didn’t just “fail to act” to avert the Capitol riot that day in 2021—“he chose not to act” …
 … a decision that Rep. Liz Cheney said in her closing remarks constituted “a purposeful choice to violate his oath of office.”
Testifying anonymously, a White House national security officer said members of Vice President Pence’s Secret Service detail feared for their lives amid screams to say goodbye to families.
Outtakes from Trump’s Jan. 7 video address showed him refusing to say “The election is over.”
A text exchange revealed what Politico describes as “an unguarded look into the disgust” among even his senior campaign aides: “Shitty not to have even acknowledged the death of the Capitol Police officer.”

Meanwhile …
The Arizona Republican Party’s censured the state’s Republican House speaker for testifying to the Jan. 6 committee.
A criminal investigation reportedly will examine what happened to Jan. 6 Secret Service texts.

Biden’s ‘teachable moment.’ That’s how the White House chief of staff is portraying the president’s contraction of COVID-19.
Politico’s Jack Shafer: “Get well, Mr. President! And don’t lie about your health.”
Politico: “In public, Trump downplayed the pandemic. In private, he was freaking out.”

‘You don’t just shut down the middle of a large city where people live so grown adults can race large noisy cars in a circle for a day.’ Men Yell at Me columnist Lyz Lenz bestows her “Dingus of the Week” honor on Mayor Lightfoot for welcoming NASCAR to Chicago.
A gay Oklahoma mayor’s resignation after threats reflects a troubling trend across the country.

‘I’m worried about Chicago.’ Columnist and Vox cofounder Matt Yglesias: “While the shift to remote work is a challenge for all kinds of places … it’s a dire threat to places like Chicago.”
At least four people were hurt and six people were in custody in connection with a stabbing incident on a CTA Red Line train early today …
 … but it wasn’t clear who was a victim and who wasn’t.
Frustrated commuters have launched a guerrilla campaign to press for CTA reform.

Current events. Your next Amazon delivery may come courtesy of an electric van built in Illinois …
 … and your next medical checkup may come courtesy of Amazon.

None America News. The largest pay-TV platform still carrying the reactionary One America News channel is dropping it.
The news media watchdog service Newsguard—which helps guide Chicago Public Square editorial choices—has downgraded Fox News’ [update, 11:24 a.m.: and MSNBC’s] credibility to red: “Fails to adhere to several basic journalistic standards.”
NiemanLab introduces you to a 25-year-old’s reporting on YouTube “for people who don’t watch the news,” Channel 5 News—not to be confused with Chicago’s WMAQ-TV.

Robocall relief? The FCC is ordering U.S. phone companies to crack down on those damned automated “extended vehicle warranty” calls—or face penalties themselves.
Here’s where to file a complaint of your own.

It’s so hot … CNN has assembled a disturbing list of symptoms that the world is warming.
Tree rings from the southwestern U.S. suggest the region hasn’t seen a drought this severe in 1,200 years.

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