2020 presidential election
January 08, 2021
Whatever one calls what happened on Wednesday, the spectacle of hundreds of thugs storming, vandalizing, and occupying the US Capitol, interrupting the national legislature’s acknowledgment of the electoral votes certified by each of the states in the fullness of their rightful sovereignty, surely appalled every true American—and filled us with an immense sadness—a horrible day for the Republic.
January 07, 2021
Catholic bishops strongly condemned pro-Donald Trump protesters' incursion that penetrated the Capitol Building Wednesday as Congress debated the certification of the presidential election results, leading to the evacuation of lawmakers and the deadly shooting of one protester by law enforcement.
January 07, 2021
"Domestic terrorists," "a mob," "goons," "thugs," "seditionists," were just some of the words used to describe the thousands who broke the windows, scrawled rude messages and flew their flags on Capitol Hill. But Senator Schumer noted, the only thing they  accomplished was to delay their sacred duty, the counting of the Electoral College votes, by a few hours.
September 30, 2020
The exchanges did not bring much clarity to the contours or the specifics of the national discussion, but they did send international editor Christopher Altieri casting about for disinfectant.