Son Tipped Off F.B.I. About His Father, Who Is Charged in Capitol Riot

Two days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Jackson Reffitt’s father, Guy W. Reffitt, returned to the family’s home in Texas. He told his son that he had stormed the Capitol, according to an F.B.I. affidavit. Then his father leveled a threat: If Jackson, 18, reported him to the police, he would have no […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Why the Capitol Riot Reminded Me of War

Ever since I returned from our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, people will from time to time casually ask me what combat is like. Typically, I’ll direct them to films like “Full Metal Jacket” and “Black Hawk Down,” which, in my opinion, do a pretty good job of capturing something of the experience. Now I […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | The Aftershocks From the Capitol Attack

To the Editor: Re “Pelosi Threatens Impeachment if Trump Doesn’t Resign ‘Immediately’” (nytimes.com, Jan. 8): Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s view that President Trump should be impeached if he does not resign immediately is understandable but impractical. Too little time remains until the blessed day when Joe Biden will be inaugurated. In any event, rushing through the […]


Wall Street Journal Editorial Urges Trump to Resign to Avoid Impeachment

The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, the American flagship of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire, denounced President Trump on Thursday for inciting a mob of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol and encouraged Mr. Trump to resign from office to prevent a second impeachment by the Democratic-controlled House. In an unsigned article with […]