kottke.org—The Right’s “Respectable” Rioters. Adam Serwer writing at The Atlantic: The Capitol Rioters Weren’t ‘Low Class’. They were business owners, CEOs, state legislators, police officers, active and retired service members, real-estate brokers, stay-at-home dads, and, I assume, some Proud Boys. The mob that breached the Capitol last week at President Donald Trump’s exhortation, hoping to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, was full of what you might call “respectable people.” They left dozens of Capitol Police...
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The Independent—Zimbabwean journalist released on bail after weeks in prison. Zimbabwe’s High Court on Wednesday freed on bail journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who had spent nearly three weeks in prison — his third detention in five months