Mike Brooks, Psychology Today - September 30
Republicans and Democrats should think of themselves like two partners in a marriage. We should rule out divorce or civil war, and we should work out our differences like parterns in a troubled marriage.
Paul Mason, New Statesman - September 30
Trump is no fascist, but he is following Mussolini's playbook of urging his followers to use violence to advance his ends. Conservatives now must choose whether to follow Trump into a second civil war or else abandon him to his fate.
Megan Fox, PJMedia - September 25
David Horowitz recently claimed that we are already effectively in a civil war in this country, and it started when Democrats refused to accept the 2016 presidential election. Further, since 2016, the Democrats have weaponized race by stoking racial tensions in an effort to delegitimize the American regime.
Violent Left and Right extremists ruin peaceful protests against racial injustice and turn them violent
Stephanie Lefevers, Sedalia Democrat - September 29
Violent Right-wing groups like the Boogaloo movement and the NRA and violent Left-wing groups like Socialist Rifle Association (SRA) are mixing with and runining peaceful protests, turning them to their own purposes. These groups will cause a civil war if they can and use innocent protesters to do so if they are able.
Andrew Barbano, Sparks Tribune - September 29
Socialist policies like Social Security, Medicare, Medicade, the Postal Service, and the Dept. of Defense have prevented our capitalists from throwing our country into civil war by maintaining a balance between capitalism and communism. Trump threatens that balance and our peace.
Thomas Friedman, The New York Times - September 29
Our democracy is in terrible danger — more than since the Civil War, more than after Pearl Harbor, more than during the Cuban missile crisis. I've seen what countries look like as they fall into civil war, and we stand at the precipice. Trump must be defeated, or else our democracy is finished.
Allison Lantero, The Observer - September 29
The only thing American agree on is that we are growing more divided. We no longer have a shared reality, though, in which we can resolve that divide, so we are unable to use facts and logic to persuade one another; we're stuck on one side of the divide or the other. We must follow Lincoln's example and rededicate ourselves to a new birth of freedom.
Alon Ben-Meir, The Jerusalem Post - September 28
Trump's suggestion that he won't concede the election if he loses ought to cost him all Republican support in the Senate for his Supreme Court nomination. His rhetoric threatens the country with civil war. We've been warned.
R. C. Vanlandingham, Crisis Magazine - September 28
Satan wants to divide us. He wants a civil war. He divided the Church through the Protestant Reformation, and he wants to divide America today through Marxism, which wants to destroy all American customs and habits. More immediately, though, the Democrats and Never-Trumpers behind the Transition Integrity Project, would rather the country fall into civil war than reelect Donald Trump.
Marianne Williamson, Newsweek - September 28
Things are bad. We are in a cold civil war that threatens to destroy us. Trump must be stopped, or else he will pull down the very pillars of our democracy on us all. We must summon courage and patriotism and do whatever is necessary.
Arlan Moore, VailDaily - September 27
We, the citizens of the United States of America, are in the midst of our second civil war. Thankfully, this time the primary weapon of force is the ballot, not the bullet. The power of people working together has been well-harnessed in the past and has led to great and wonderful things. However, right now that same power has embroiled us in a civil war against ourselves. Let’s make war on ignorance instead of each other.
The Roanoke Times - September 27
It used to be that a degree of civility prevailed between political opponents. Not anymore. Polarization has taken over the country to a dangerous degree. Sources from both Left and Right suspect we are apporaching civil war again. It's not too late for our better angels to prevail. Will they?
Mohammed Mazhari, Tehran Times - September 27
Tehran reports: "U.S. election will be on the line this November, but what about the American democracy? Trump's policies and statements not only have dangerously made America's democratic health hang in the balance but also the country's integrity as a whole."
Paul Rosenberg, RawStory - September 26
Dr. James Scaminaci III explains that Trump is only the most recent iteration of the conservative movement's embrace of white supremacy. Now the Right is preparing to use violence to enforce their white spremacist ideology.
Robert Reich, The Guardian - September 27
Before Trump, Americans did not care very much about politics. Trump has gotten his base whipped up into a frenzy, and he has primed them for civil war with divisive language, always referring to "his" people in contradistinction to those on the outside. We should expect him not to accept defeat in November, and his base will continue to follow him, no matter what. In many ways, Trump Nation has already seceded from the rest of the country.
Hayden Daniel, Daily Caller - September 26
Both Left and Right believe this election is the most important of their lifetime, just like the last one. The problem, though, is that these fears can easily become self-fulfilling prophesies as each side's loathing of the other keeps growing. We are being set up for an election in which each candiate is unacceptable to the other, just as in 1860.
John Peeler, LA Progressive - September 25
American politics are caught in a zero-sum game. What we need is to make a pact between Left and Right so we can avoid civil war and build back the political structure that has been weakened by the struggle.
War footing: US may be on the ‘verge of a potential second Civil War’ as presidential election looms
Erica Davies, The Irish Sun - September 25
A NEW York Times columnist believes that US is headed towards a "potential second Civil War" over the upcoming race for president.
Andrew Hay, Katie Paul, Reuters - September 26
Portland braces for another clash between Left and Right wing groups that is expected to turn violent.
James Hohmann, The Washington Post - September 26
The 1876 election result was disputed. There were widespread fears of a second Civil War. The outgoing president, Ulysses Grant, mobilized troops and made contingency plans for martial law in case there were dueling inaugurations. We might be headed for a repeat of this same scenario.
Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite - September 25
Multiple reports show that billionaire George Soros is funding a number of left-wing advocacy groups that consider themselves part of the "resistance" to Donald Trump and plan on instigating massive civil unrest if Biden is not elected in November.
Alon Ben-Meir, Media for Freedom - September 25
Given Trump's recent comments about the transition of power, Congress must act to pass a resolution assuring the country that the election will result in a peaceful transition of power. Otherwise, Trump could be pushing the country toward civil war.
Joe Concha, The Hill - September 25
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on Thursday declared that the U.S. could be headed toward a second civil war following President Trump's comments around not carrying out a peaceful transition of power should he lose in November.
Laurence Dodds, The Telegraph - September 23
Facebook may be pushing the United States towards a second civil war by amplifying the most divisive voices in pursuit of profit, a former employee has claimed. He compared the social media giant's content ranking algorithms, which have been widely accused of deepening partisan divides by prioritising anger and controversy, to an arms dealer who supplies both sides of a conflict.
Sarah Rumpf, Mediate - September 24
CNN’s Anderson Cooper was stunned when New York Times columnist Tom Friedman predicted that the country was on the brink of a “potential second civil war” during an appearance on AC360.
Josh Hammer, Creators - September 25
The media never ceases to declare Trump a fascist, intent on destroying the country. In fact, though, the Left is the one guilty of destroying the constitutional fabric of our republic. For this reason, the Democrats deserve to have Trump and the Senate Republicans confirm a new conservative judge to the Supreme Court who will be able to help repair the damage done by the Left.
In the political civil war between Left and Right, 'Black people are being used as pawns in the middle
Charlie Innis, The News & Observer - September 23
In Durham, NC, a crowd that was at least 95% white, tried to start a riot and destroy property as an expression of outrage over the Breonna Taylor ruling by a grand jury. The mayor of Durham claims that these white people are just using the racial justice movement for their own ends.
David Badash, New Civil Rights Movement - September 24
"We're just going to have to wait to see what happens," Trump said.
James Bickerton, Daily Express - September 24
FEARS of serious political violence in the United States around a contested election increased after Donald Trump refused to commit to a "peaceful transfer of power".
Rush Limbaugh - September 22
Callers to Rush's shows ask him about civil war and the legitimacy of using federal troops to put down such violence.
David Rosman, Missourian - September 23
If Trump loses the election, he could plunge the country into civil war, and if he wins, he could exact retribution against Democrats.
Sarah Souli, Teen Vogue - September 24
A new book posits that the US has always tended toward disunion and suggests that we might be better off embracing that possibility if Trump tries to "steal the election." Here is an intereview with the author.
Angelo Codevilla, The American Mind - September 23
Understanding what drives the revolution that is destroying the American republic gives insight into how the 2020 election’s results may impact its course.
Ian Huyett, Stream - September 22
With RBG's passing, the age of civility is gone. Now the gloves will come off. Each political side is looking to dominate the other, which it views as an enemy. If history is a guide, we must recognize the real danger for civil war and a terrifying tyranny necessary to end civil strife with a heavy hand.
Mike Selinker, Medium.com - September 19
A game designer describes four possible scenarios for the November election and a comprable historical war that each scenario might resemble.
Barton Gellman, The Atlantic - September 23
The conditions are right for a perfect constituitonal storm in the November election, and any of a number of things could prove too much for the system to bear. Win or lose, Trump will never concede. He may even declare a national emergency and call out federal troops to prevent people from voting on November 3rd. Here is exactly what we could expect, day by day, in between the election and the inauguration.
C. J. Janovy, Kansas Reflector - September 23
The populist movements on both the Bernie Left and Trump right represent a similar discontedness that could easily lead to civil war if it isn't understood and reckoned with. One way or another, there will be a reckoning.
Claire Hansen, US News - September 22
The presence of illegal militia groups at recent racial justice protests increases the chance of violence and has already proved deadly.
Sam Jacobs, Ammo.com - September 22
The political climate in the United States right now is confusing, and it is hard to know what may come of it. A comparison of our times with those of the Spanish Civil War provide a lot of clarity. It very could happen that the election in November could spark a crisis like happened in Spain in the 1930s.
Chauncey Devega, Salon - September 22
Donald Trump is so bad that people are now talking seriously about secession if serious reforms are not made to the status quo. Some examples are that the Senate and Electoral College should be eliminated and the House of Representatives expanded. Depending on how this election goes, we should seriously consider secession as a viable option.
Adrienne Evans, NonProfit Quarterly - September 21
Donald Trump has ushered in an entrenched rule by white supremacists. If those who fight for social justice can lead the fight for justice, then an era of civil rights will begin; otherwise, civil war is on the horizon.
Lyle Roelofs, Richmond Register - September 21
In a time of total polarization, all genuine deliberation is at an end. We have to relearn the art of compromise.
Jesse McVay, Ricochet - September 21
People talk about the country being on the verge of civil war. I think we are already there. It’s just that the left has known about it for years while the right has been mostly oblivious to it and in denial. Think of our attitude towards Al Qaeda before 9/11.
F. H. Buckley, Law & Liberty - September 22
Buckley reviews David French's new book "Divided We Fall" and is not persuaded by French's case for hanging together, arguing that there is a strong case that a breakup of the Union would be preferable to the status quo.
Alex Henderson, RawStory - September 21
As much negative coverage as Donald Trump’s presidency has received from liberal and progressive outlets in the United States — as well as from anti-Trump conservative websites like The Bulwark — Trump is even more scorned by media figures in many other countries.
Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times - September 16
Both Left and Right have adopted apocaplyptic terms to describe the stakes of the November election.
Douglas Murray, UnHerd - September 18
Historically speaking, such a divide will inevitably escalate into increasing violence and even civil war, unless stopped by some great unifying force that goes beyond party politics or identity. But there is no sign of such a thing on the horizon.
Daniel Addison, Human Events - September 21
Democrats hold the nation hostage, threatening violence unless the nation elects Biden. Conservatives must steel themselves against calls for appeasement. We won't be bullied.
Maggie Kelly, EIN News - September 19
“In the Eye of An Eagle” by John Henry Hardy has been released worldwide. This 248-page novel presents a fictionalized version of the current American political reality, and looks toward the potentially devastating consequences of a 2020 presidential victory by the left.
David French, The Dispatch - September 20
RBG's passing couldn't come at a worse time for America. The battle over who and when to replace her falls at a time when Americans are intensely, personally, and increasingly geographically polarized. When moral disagreements start to take on geographic divisions in a country, civil war is not far away.
Zack Beauchamp, Vox - September 18
From Fox News to The Federalist to Breitbart, conservative media outlets are all charging the Left with plotting a coup against president Trump if Biden isn't elected.
Crystal Nelson, The Alpena News - September 18
Harvey said the book was inspired by the division in the country and that, if a civil war were to begin, she doesn’t believe the scenarios to be too far-fetched.
Josh Hammer, American Greatness - September 17
A former Never-Trumper explains how his predictions of Trump were wrong and that now Trump is the RIght's best weapon in our cold civil war
Tom Leonard, Daily Mail - September 17
In Kentucky, during the famous Kentucky Derby horse race, armed militias opposed one another in a terrifying image of contemporary American politics.
Gregory J. Wallance, The Hill - September 17
New independent report suggest that anarchic violence from the Left is increasing and should be a wake-up call for progressives
Jay Barman, SFist - September 17
A contested election may not prove that horrible for Democrats, for it would make Pelosi acting president for the interim.
Ken Coleman, MichiganAdvance - September 17
John James said recently that "looking at some stats, if you look at one to 100, with 100 being close to a civil war … we’re almost three-quarters of the way there.”
Catherine Wright, ShowbizCheatSheet - September 16
Tim Kendall, who used to work at Facebook, and later Pinterest, revealed the thing he’s most concerned about — in “shortest time horizon” — in other words, its not a long-term fear: “civil war.”
Barry Duke, Patheos - September 16
Pastor Rick Joyner claims that a second civil war is necessary in order to complete what the War of Independence and the first Civil War did not completely accomplish: bringing full freedom and equality for fall.
Sarah K. Burris, RawStory - September 16
As AG Barr pushes for sedition charges to be brought against violent protestors, Democrats accuse Trump of wanting to start a race war
Katie Benner, New York Times - September 16
AG Bill Barr is using the Justice Department to crack down on domestic violence, considering rioters as guilty of sedition against the government of the United States.
Todd Guild, GoodTimes - September 15
Brief history of the Boogaloo movement and some of its members who have made the news.
Anthony Esolen, American Greatness - September 15
Even after the Civil War, Americans shared enough of a common understanding of Christian charity and foregiveness to be able to reconcile with one another. Today, though, Americans have largely lost that common understanding, and consequently, they have lost the categories of love and forgiveness that enable reconciliation.
Donald J. Mihalek, The Hill - September 15
Violence against police officers is increasing in volume and in organization. This violence could lead to a violent response as public outrage swells with the violence.
Bill White, Survivorpedia - September 15
Some less than intunitive considerations that people on the Right should note about when thinking about the possibility of civil war.
Thierry Meyssan, Voltairenet.org - September 15
The American people are experiencing a crisis of civilization. They are so deeply divided that the presidential election is not just about electing a leader, but about determining what the country (empire or nation?) should be. Neither side is capable of accepting to lose, so much so that each could resort to violence to impose its point of view.
Roxie Hammill, Shawnee Mission Post - September 14
A County Commissioner has recieved significant backlash for a Facebook comment calling for followers to prepare for war. He remains unapologetic, convinced that his comment is justified.
Jim Andrews, The Free Lance-Star - September 14
During the month of the Sept. 11 object lesson on what happens when hate wins, we seem to be in the midst of another civil war, fought in the newsrooms, on social media, and in the streets of our largest cities.
Alexander Reid Ross, Boingboing.net - September 14
A Portland State University professor has created an interactive map to track the spread of far-right vigilantism.
Martin Hirst, Independent Australia - September 14
Americans are extremely divided, and if Trump loses in November and refuses to concede the election to Biden, it could easily spark a new civil war.
Michael Weintraub, Political Violence at a Glance - September 14
Relatively speaking, the US has a very low degree of its population concentrated in urban areas. For this reason, a breakout of a full scale civil war is less likely.
Jason Lemon, Newsweek - September 14
Influential pastor tells his congregation to prepare for civil war, claims biblical support.
Editors, The American Mind - September 12
The full apparatus of that machinery—the media, the mobs, the deep-staters—is being leveraged to intimidate and disorient the people into accepting a Biden coup. Now is the time for Americans to make it known we won’t let our country be treated this way.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times - September 12
Two neighbors in Kenosha disagree on politics, but they maintain civility. Nevertheless, they fear that the division in the rest of the country could spill over to civil war.
Alan Amiralian, MetroWest Daily News - September 12
Trump is a racist Confederate who is trying to use violence to start a new civil war so that he can make our nation racist forever.
John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist - September 11
Under the guise of planning for right-wing violence if Trump loses, Democrats are gaming out how to steal the election if Trump wins.
Thomas Magstadt, Nation of Change - September 12
Donald Trump does not care about making America great; he only cares about making himself and his cronies even wealthier. Like Caesar at the Rubicon, Trump is about to declare himself president for life, and then he will only continue to make economic inequality even greater in America.
Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media - September 11
A self-described communist who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol in the 1970s suggested that America’s second Civil War has already started. Here's what this all means.
Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York Times - September 11
Militia groups have been increasing in numbers since the Obama years, but they have surged under Trump. Many militia groups seek to attract veterans because of their skills and experience. Often these groups are hate-groups and racists.
Rachel Kleinfeld, The Washington Post - September 11
In America, polarization is increasing and resiliance and toleration are decreasing, exacerbating division and breakdown of civil society. Trump has aggravated these divisions. Civil war seems far-fetched, but we might be returning to levels of civil strife not seen since the 60s and 70s. We must find a way to stop blaming each other and walk away from the brink.
Julie Kelly, American Greatness - September 11
Some well-connected Democrats and virulent anti-Trump Republicans have played out various 'war game' scenarios for what might happen in the November election if Biden isn't elected by a landslide. Here are the various scenarios they have fantasized about. These people are connected to some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in corporate America. America, you have been warned.
Sam Jackson, The Washington Post - September 11
The quasi militia group known as 'Oath Keepers' used to identify as anti-government. Since Trump took office, though, they have shifted their identity to 'anti-Left,' which they interpret as 'anti-communist.' They are dangerous and could easily lead to violent civil strife. Happily Twitter and Facebook recently banned these influential accounts. #OathKeepers #anewcivilwar
Art Paine, Mount Desert Islander - September 10
Certain right-wing pundits such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have been discussing the prospect of a new civil war with increasing regularity lately. This rhetoric is irresponsible, dangerous, and even treasonous.
Richard A. Clarke, New York Daily News - September 10
We know that Putin's cronies helped foment fear and division in the 2016 election. He will do it again. He would love to start a civil war in America so he could do what he wants in Europe.
Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal - September 10
A liberal academic group called the 'Transition Integrity Project' presents various 'war games' for how a contested election in November could play out. Their predictions don't look good.
David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun - September 10
Joe Biden is letting Trump define him. He needs a new media strategy now. This election involves existential problems, and it is not certain our republic will survive.
David French, Time - September 10
In an atmosphere of increasing negative polarization and geographic separation, we can no longer take our nation for granted. We must intentionally care for the state of our union. #anewcivilwar #CivilWarElection #NovemberElection #2020Election
Ben Domenech, The Federalist - June 8
The country was largely unified when we all saw the terrible video of George Floyd’s tragic death – unified in anger and frustration, in wanting justice and punishment for a cop who, whatever his motivation, went too far and murdered a citizen for the crime of passing a counterfeit bill. Ever since then, we’ve been coming apart.
Tim Peterson, The Flume - September 10
Our Constitution shows its greatness by providing legal means for citizens to protest the government. There is a difference, though, between peaceful protests and violent revolutions. What we have been seeing in Kenosha and Portland are the actions of revolutionaries, not protestors.
Erik Rush, GunsInTheNews - September 10
If citizen militias are required by duty and necessity to intervene to restore the peace in a post-election mayhem, they should be prepared for the worst. Here is what to expect.
Matt Shuham, Talking Points Memo - September 10
Oath Keepers have been predicting a new civil war for years, but they just crossed a new line, claiming that the first shots have been fired, inciting their followers to violence.
Bob Hepburn, The Star - September 9
We have good reasons to suspect that if Trump loses the election, he will refuse to leave the White House peacefully, and he and his gun-toting supporters could spark a civil war.
Walker Armstrong, The Mesa Press - September 9
Trump may win in November, and if he does, they country may destroy itself as it has increasingly done since he was elected in 2016. We seem to be on the path to civil war already.
Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media - September 9
Many people fear that civil war may be in our future, but in important ways, one could say that the civil war has already begun. The first civil war didn't start with South Carolina's secession, but with important events that led up to that action, especially acts of violence such as took place in "Bleeding Kansas." #Kenosha #Portland #1619Riots #BlackLivesMatter #CivilWar #CivilWar2 #CivilWar2020
Laura Bliss, Bloomberg - September 9
Armed with an assault rifle, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse showed up at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in late August to serve as part of a self-declared militia.
Sam Stein, Daily Beast - September 8
The progressive coalition Fight Back Table has been meeting to game out what happens if Joe Biden doesn’t win by a landslide. It’s not pretty.
Rick Moran, PJ Media - September 8
A group of radical-left organizations met on Zoom to make post-election plans for a civil war.
Pitt Dickey, Up and Coming Weekly - September 8
Has the world been too much with you lately, Binky?
Word Socialist Website - September 9
The US presidential election is now eight weeks away.
Fred Kaplan, Slate - September 8
David Kilcullen is one of the world’s leading authorities on insurgencies.
Robin Wright, New Yorker - September 8
he United States feels like it is unravelling. It’s not just because of a toxic election season, a national crisis over race, unemployment and hunger in the land of opportunity, or a pandemic that’s killing tens of thousands every month.
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist - September 8
The most interesting thing about Byron York’s exhaustively reported and richly detailed new impeachment book, “Obsession: Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump,” is that the whistleblower who filed the official complaint that got impeachment rolling isn’t ever identified.
Frank Chung, news.com.au - September 6
America’s cold civil war has already grown noticeably warmer in recent weeks – and whoever wins on November 3, it looks like the chaos will only get worse.
Richard Kreitner, History News Network - September 6
Is the United States on the brink of a second civil war?
Keith C. Burris, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - September 6
Of course the civil war was essentially fought along geographic lines. But not totally. There were states caught in between and huge swaths of people, in both geographic and sociological segments, that sympathized with the people on the other side of the conflict.
Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon - September 5
Donald Trump is surrounded by suckers and losers. Every night when he goes to bed in the White House, they’re all around him. There is a hillside full of “losers” a couple of miles away across the Potomac River, buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Michael Kunzelman, ABC News - September 4
For months, the nationwide protests against racial injustice and COVID-19 lockdown orders have attracted all kinds of extremists using online platforms to plan, coordinate and drum up support for their activities.
Amy Forliti, Associated Press - September 4
Two men who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group, who toted guns on Minneapolis streets during unrest following the death of George Floyd and spoke about shooting police, blowing up a courthouse and killing politicians, have been charged with federal terrorism counts.
Julia Manchester, The Hill - September 4
More than 9 in 10 voters surveyed in the poll, 92 percent, said they thought the issue would be important in the presidential campaign and election, including 52 percent who called it "very important" and 40 percent who viewed it as "somewhat important." The survey was released Friday.
Michael Anton, The American Mind - September 4
As if 2020 were not insane enough already, we now have Democrats and their ruling class masters openly talking about staging a coup. You might have missed it, what with the riots, lockdowns and other daily mayhem we’re forced to endure in this, the most wretched year of my lifetime. But it’s happening.
J Brooks Spector, Daily Maverick - September 3
The tremors of politics offer reminders of some other terrible years in the past. Can things be righted or is worse to come?
Donald Morrison, The Berkshire Eagle - September 3
A right-wing militia group was somehow inspired by the movie to call itself the Boogaloo Bois (or boys). For equally obscure reasons, their favored uniforms are, yes, Hawaiian shirts. They arrive, dressed in floral prints and body armor, to confront Black Lives Matter protesters. And sometimes kill them.
Lauren McGaughy, The Dallas Morning News - September 3
An assistant attorney general working under Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has lost his job after a left-wing media watchdog revealed that he’d sent tweets supporting conspiracy theories and touting bigoted views.
Pam Key, Breitbart - September 3
The Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt, Thursday on MSNBC, called some supporters of President Donald Trump “Hawaiian shirt-clad Civil War fetishists” who wanted to see a “second Civil War.”
Mike Gonzalez, The American Mind - September 1
When did the world shift away from a Marxism based on economic classes (the worker v. the bourgeois) into one based on immutable characteristics such as race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, and even disability status?
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press - September 4
After Wisconsin protests over Jacob Blake’s shooting by police turned deadly last week, a member of an anti-government extremist group started posting updates from the scene for comrades in an encrypted chat room.
Sinéad Baker, Business Insider - September 4
A man suspected of fatally shooting one of President Donald Trump's supporters during protests in Portland, Oregon, said that he saw "a civil war right around the corner" and that one of the shots "felt like the beginning of a war."
Brandon Bowers, The Post - September 3
The ground smelled of death, with the greenest of grass stained in the red of war. The air, poisoned from years of senseless conflict
Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer - September 2
Armed militias have been the classic tool of authoritarian regimes in for the past century, from Hitler’s brown shirts to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
Stephen Rowland, The Daily Herald - September 2
What would have been unthinkable, and perhaps unforgivable in polite conversation 10 years ago, has become lately a regular phrase on the lips of many — possible civil war in the near future.
Jonathan Kraut, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal - September 2
This past weekend we just entered a new dark chapter in American history. My hope is that these first days of vigilante versus protester is but a brief blip marring our otherwise proud traditions of political disagreement.
Matt Shuham, Talking Points Memo - September 2
The first shots in the second American civil war have been fired — at least, according to some right-wing groups that have sought to use recent shooting deaths during protests across the country as a call to arms.
Pam Key, Breitbart - September 2
CNN anchor Don Lemon said Tuesday on that President Donald Trump was “exploiting people’s fear and anxiety.” He added that it could “cause a civil war.”
Nathan Max, Max News Today - September 1
Weapons-toting, right-wing agitators have taken it upon themselves to confront left-leaning individuals protesting racial injustice and police brutality this week, and the results have been as tragic as they were predictable. Three people have been shot and killed in two separate cities in the span of five days.
Casey Michel, The New Republic - September 1
In the Obama era, they resisted “presidential tyranny.” Now they want to help Trump crack American skulls in the streets.
Robert Trascinski, The Bulwark - September 1
The flare-ups in violence are starting to escalate. How do we tamp down the hate before it gets further out of hand?
Tom Schuba, Chicago Sun-Times - September 1
A loyalist to the boogaloo movement, which is based around the belief that a civil war is “imminent,” said as many as 32 adherents were in the Wisconsin city last Tuesday.
Todd J. Broadman, Moscow-Pullman Daily News - September 1
Were you aware that our cherished “battle space” of Disney worlds, Walmarts and McDonalds is threatened by domestic terrorists? That we need counterinsurgency commandos to save our cities?
Randy Gibson, Talequah Daily Press - September 1
The Democrat and Republican conventions are over and both sides are in a full sprint to the November (hopefully) finish. I say "hopefully" because I am one who watches history and have seen this in other places before.
Biden’s Chances Rest On A Podesta Military Coup, Ballot Harvesting, Police Shootings, And A False Flag
Joaquin Flores, Fort Russ News - September 1
Our early August prognosis published by SCF on August 23rd, that Joe Biden would not concede the election even if Trump wins, was confirmed by Hillary Clinton herself on August 25th.
H. Scott Prosterman, LA Progressive - September 1
I don’t think it’s hyperbolic to argue that Don the Con Trump has re-ignited a second Civil War in America; considering that armed vigilantes have responded to his prompting with shows of armed force at multiple state capitals and city halls, and now murdered good American citizens as a response to his perverse call to action.
Evaggelos Vallianatos, CounterPunch - September 1
These two nominating Conventions opened the formal 2020 election season. Joe Biden’s Convention was behind masks and television screens. The Convention of Trump, imperial in purpose and centered around his family and himself, was out in the open, without masks, facing the beautiful Greek columns of the White House and the explosive fireworks at the Lincoln Memorial.
Jopseh J. Ellis, MSN - September 1
We are currently on the cusp of a third serious challenge to our republican roots, which has emerged in the person of the first full-scale demagogue who was elected president. In truth, the founders would actually be surprised that it has taken this long to produce such a political creature.