“In many respects Trump is not considered a Republican — he is his brand, an almost iconic figure of Rockefellerian proportions,” Mr. Nojay wrote in October in a three-page memo, “2014 NY Governor Race Analysis,” which he sent to a small group of party members, including Edward F. Cox, the state’s party chairman and a son-in-law of President Richard M. Nixon.
The First and Second Amendments Clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia — The Guns Won, by Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern
"When people bring weapons to a protest, it is frightening. It is scary. It chills freedom of speech. You will you will watch what you say around men who are carrying weapons that could shoot a hole the size of a grapefruit in your body in a second. And that’s not what what freedom of expression is supposed to mean."
June 1, 1927 — POLICE, KLANSMEN IN RUNNING WAR: “Native-born Protestant Americans clubbed by Roman Catholic police when they exercised their rights in the country of their birth,” K.K.K. handbills declared.
"Assassination and riot marred New York's Memorial day yesterday when black-shirted Fascisti and white-robed Klansmen participated in the services in honor of the city's warrior dead. Two Fascisti, both war veterans, were slain in the Bronx, seven prisoners taken in the Jamaica Klan riot were behind bars in Queens, and at least 100 of the white-robed order were nursing battered heads as the toll of political passion and religious conflict. In addition, Times sq. was thrown into a wild state of excitement during the afternoon when Fascisti, armed with clubs and whips, milled furiously through the square seeking to avenge the earlier murder of their members."
June 20, 2020 — Dispatch: In Tulsa, an Energized Juneteenth Celebration Focuses on Change, Not Trump, by Victor Luckerson
"Juneteenth; June 19th, 2020... on this day, Greenwood, the site of the Tulsa Massacre, in 1921, felt alive, important, and participatory rather than ignored. Dispatch by Victor Luckerson, photographs by Derico M. Green, for The New Yorker."