A Commentary on the State of Affairs in the United States of America
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On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, a group of armed insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC, as Congress held a joint session to certify the election of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris. This episode talks about the implications of this attack on US democracy, how it affects our institutions, and encourages people of good will to be active and engaged in their response. 

Special Guest:

LTC (Ret.) Doug McKenna, Ph.D (That’s my Dad!)
West Point Class of 1968; Ph.D. in History from Duke University

References and Additional Information:

The Constitution of the United States of America: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution

Incited by Trump, Rioters Storm the Capitol: https://time.com/5926883/trump-supporters-storm-capitol/

June 1, 2020 - Clearing of Lafayette Square: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/02/timeline-clearing-lafayette-square/

George Floyd Protests in Washington DC:


A Nation of Immigrants: https://www.americanheritage.com/nation-immigrants

Anti-Racism Resources:




AACRAO Core Competencies:



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