Capitol Riot Anniversary: Outrage Over Jan 6 Assault Has Whimpered Into Separate Blue and Red Realities

Capitol Riot Anniversary: Outrage Over Jan 6 Assault Has Whimpered Into Separate Blue and Red Realities

For a day or two or maybe a week after the can-you-believe-this-is-happening-in-America events of a year ago, there were those who thought that the shock to the system might upend politics in a profound way. That the country might speak as one against an attempt to overturn democracy. That the tribal divisions of the era […]

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Insurrection, Sedition or Coup? One Year On, What Best Describes the US Capitol Riot

Insurrection, Sedition or Coup? One Year On, What Best Describes the US Capitol Riot

As the United States marks the first anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot, questions surround the role allies of former President Donald Trump may have played. Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who could face criminal contempt of Congress charges for no longer cooperating with the House committee’s investigation, “exchanged text messages […]

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From Capitol Riots to Covid Wreck to Kabul Rout, How 2021 Cracked Uncle Sam’s Halo

From Capitol Riots to Covid Wreck to Kabul Rout, How 2021 Cracked Uncle Sam’s Halo

‘When US sneezes, the world wheezes’ or, if you prefer, ‘When America sneezes, the world catches a cold’. These oft-used, even clichéd words, have come to describe the ripple effect, mostly economic, that events in the United States have around the globe. Ironically, the phrase itself is a European import, first coined by aristocratic Prussian […]

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