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Daily Briefing: DOES JAN. 6 MARK THE END OF DEMOCRACY IN THE U.S.? (January 13, 2021)

Why the Jan. 6 ‘Big Lie’ Narrative Will Fail:  Holman W. Jenkins Jr. WSJ, Jan. 7, 2022

To Save America, the GOP Fist Has to Save Itself:  Gerald Baker, WSJ, Jan. 3, 2022

Dis-United States: Steven F. Hayward, NY Post, Jan. 8, 2022

What Surprised Us in Focus Groups with Voters About Jan. 6:  Patrick Healy, NYTimes, Jan. 7, 2022

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Spare us the Hyperbole: Another U.S. Civil War Is Not On The Horizon:  Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail, Jan. 7, 2022 — It will be up to future historians to determine whether the Jan. 6 Capitol riot marked the beginning of the end of American democracy. But that has not stopped countless observers from marking the first anniversary of a day that will live in infamy by warning the world to brace for the worst as the United States descends into political chaos on the road to outright collapse.

Barbara Kay: A year after the Capitol riot, Electoral Reform Is Key to American Healing:  Barbara Kay, National Post, Jan. 6, 2022 — From the day he was elected, Donald Trump was perceived by U.S. Democrats, incredulous at the crass demagogic buffoon’s victory, as a satanic figure that required exorcism.

Biden Trying to Deflect From ‘Incompetent Job He Is Doing’ With Speech Critical Of Predecessor, Trump Says:  National Post, Jan. 2, 2022 — President Joe Biden on Thursday accused his predecessor Donald Trump of posing a continuing threat to American democracy in a speech on the anniversary of the deadly U.S. Capitol attack by Trump supporters who tried to overturn his 2020 election defeat.

Poll: More Democrats Denied Trump Won — Where Were Democracy Fears Then?:  Jordan Boyd, The Federalist, Jan. 6, 2022 — More Democrats denied that former President Donald Trump won the 2016 election than the people who claimed President Joe Biden wasn’t legitimately elected in 2020, but the Democrat and corporate media didn’t bother lying that American democracy was crumbling then.

Democrats’ Top Priority Before Fall Elections Is Rigging U.S. Voting Rules:  Jonathan S. Tobin, The Federalist, Jan. 7, 2022 — Have Democrats found the issue on which they can break what’s left of Senate traditions and parlay a 50-50 split into partisan domination? 

“I Can’t Answer That’: Asst. FBI Director Refuses To Answer Ted Cruz Questions About January 6:  Forbes Breaking News, YouTube, Jan. 11, 2022 — At Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) questioned Jill Sanborn, Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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