Struggle for control – staying in power 2021

Every day is Jan. 6 now Editorial Board New York Times January 1, 2022

18 steps to a democratic breakdown Risa Brooks and Erica De Bruin Washington Post December 10, 2021

Trump’s next coup has already begun Barton Gellman The Atlantic December 6, 2021
January 6 was practice. Donald Trump’s GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election.

Red Flags: As Trump propelled his supporters to Washington, law enforcement
agencies failed to heed mounting warnings about violence on Jan. 6
Hannah Allam, Devlin Barrett, Aaron C. Davis, Josh Dawsey, Amy Gardner, Shane Harris, Rosalind S. Helderman, Paul Kane, Dan Lamothe, Carol D. Leonnig, Nick Miroff, Ellen Nakashima, Ashley Parker, Beth Reinhard, Philip Rucker and Craig Timberg and written by Aaron C. Davis Washington Post October 31, 2021
This very thorough article is in three sections, before, during, and after January 6. It shows that there was widespread acceptance of the lie about the validity of the November Presidential election, and there was a conspiracy led by then-President Trump to overthrow the Presidential election results and keep him in office. What the United States had on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup which narrowly failed.

GOP Rep. Fred Upton receives death threats after voting for bipartisan infrastructure deal Felicia Sonmez Washington Post November 9, 2021
In a CNN interview Monday night, Upton played the audio of one of the calls, which he said came from a man in South Carolina. “You’re a f—ing piece of s— traitor. I hope you die,” the man can be heard saying. In the expletive-filled call, he goes on to say he hopes Upton’s family and his entire staff die.

Rep. Paul Gosar tweets altered anime video showing him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden Felicia Sonmez Washington Post November 9, 2021
Gosar, [Ocasio-Cortez] said, will probably “face no consequences” because House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “cheers him on with excuses.”

Republicans would “rather end democracy” than turn away from Trump, says Harvard professor Dean Obeidallah Salon October 13, 2021
Co-author of “How Democracies Die” says the GOP is ready to seize power. But they might not be able to keep it

Lessons from Virginia: You can’t ignore the Civil War. America’s unresolved racial identity crisis continues to define U.S. politics. Steve Phillips The Nation November 3, 2021

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as rebels advance toward capital Declan Walsh and Simon Marks New York Times November 2, 2021
In a milestone in the yearlong conflict, the government called on civilians to arm themselves and defend Addis Ababa after Tigrayan forces captured two towns nearby.

God, Trump and the closed-door world of a major conservative group Robert O’Harrow Jr. Washington Post October 25, 2021
What internal recordings and documents reveal about the Council for National Policy — and the future of the Republican Party

Sudan’s military detains prime minister and dissolves government in coup Max Bearak Washington Post October 25, 2021

The Kremlin’s fears: How Russian authorities prevent opponents from running for office Stanislav Andreychuk Wilson Center August 3, 2021
On June 22, the Movement for the Defense of Voters’ Rights “Golos,” Russia’s leading independent election monitoring group, reported that around nine million Russian citizens have been effectively denied the right to run for any public office. Nearly one in ten Russians over eighteen years of age cannot stand even for a minor elected position.

Nicaraguan government arrests opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro  Ismael López Ocampo and Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post June 2, 2021

Opinion: The Republican plot to steal the 2024 election Max Boot Washington Post June 1, 2021

The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us. Liz Cheney Washington Post May 5, 2021 (Opinion)

Conservatives claim to hate “cancel culture” — but it’s the heart of the right-wing agenda Paul Rosenberg Salon May 2, 2021
Real “cancel culture”: The right’s decades-long campaign to stifle progressive ideas, protest and democracy itself

For Republicans, fealty to Trump’s election falsehood becomes defining loyalty test Ashley Parker and Marianna Sotomayor Washington Post May 2, 2021

Documents expose Brazilian dictatorship’s plot to overthrow Allende in Chile Tomas Castanheira World Socialist Web Site April 15, 2021

How GOP-backed voting measures could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters Amy Gardner, Kate Rabinowitz and Harry Stevens Washington Post March 11, 2021
At least 250 new laws have been proposed in 43 states to limit mail, early in-person and Election Day voting.

Here’s what H.R. 1, the House-passed voting rights bill, would do Peter W. Stevenson Washington Post March 5, 2021

China blocked Jack Ma’s Ant IPO after investigation revealed likely beneficiaries Lingling Wei Wall Street Journal February 16, 2021
Well-connected Chinese power players, including some with links to political families that represent a potential challenge to President Xi, were behind layers of opaque investment vehicles. The information added to concerns about financial risk and anger at Ma’s outspoken criticism.

See all the evidence presented in Trump’s impeachment trial Washington Post Staff February 10, 2021

‘Its own domestic army’: How the G.O.P. allied itself with militants David D. Kirkpatrick and Mike McIntire New York Times February 8, 2021
Actions taken by paramilitary groups in Michigan last year, emboldened by President Donald J. Trump, signaled a profound shift in Republican politics and a national crisis in the making.

Haiti braces for unrest as a defiant president refuses to step down Harold Isaac, Andre Paultre and Maria Abi-Habib New York Times February 7, 2021
Haiti is “on the verge of explosion,” with many accusing the government of supporting gangs to stay in power as a constitutional crisis looms.

77 Days: Trump’s campaign to subvert the election  Jim Rutenberg, Jo Becker, Eric Lipton, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin, Matthew Rosenberg and Michael S. Schmidt New York Times January 31, 2021
Hours after the United States voted, the president declared the election a fraud — a lie that unleashed a movement that would shatter democratic norms and upend the peaceful transfer of power.

What Parler saw during the attack on the Capitol Lena V. Groeger, Jeff Kao, Al Shaw, Moiz Syed and Maya Eliahou ProPublica January 17, 2021

‘Hold the Line, Patriots’: New scenes from the Capitol riot Jonah M. Kessel, Timothy Wolfer, Edythe McNamee and Sarah Kerr New York Times January 7, 2021

Pro-Trump mob swarms Capitol New York Times January 6, 2021

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