Dear Reader,

Today is January 6th. We’ve reached the first anniversary of that day of violence and betrayal. And we appear even more divided now than on the day the Capitol was defiled.

There will be remembrances, moments of silence, calls for unity, witness testimonials, replaying of video footage, and bleak predictions for the future. There will also be lying, deflection, gaslighting, and whataboutism.

And there will be the casting of blame. Who was responsible and will they be held accountable. Notably, this morning President Biden offered an unofficial indictment of his predecessor in an unexpectedly tough takedown. Biden was brutal in his denunciation of Trump’s conduct around last January 6th.