The psychology of extremism can help explain how our society has turned into a 24/7 culture war. The latest "Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat" examines the science between what's causing people on the left and right to grow more extreme - with social psychology professor Jonathan Haidt. [Source]
The day after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, three local Republican officials in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County announced they were leaving the GOP. Among them was Ethan Demme, a lifelong conservative who had previously served as the youngest Republican Party chairman in this deeply red corner of southeast Pennsylvania.
The United Nations Human Rights Office said on Tuesday that it had received 13 allegations of rape and gang rape by security forces during protests in Sudan on Sunday, while opposition medics reported a second person killed.