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Opinion: Even Canadians fear US democracy could end soon

"The United States is coming to an end. The question is how." Those are the jarring opening lines of Canadian author Stephen Marche's new book, "The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future." Released the same week as the anniversary of the January 6 attack on our Capitol that signaled how dangerous our political polarization has become, Marche's book shares different scenarios of how the United States could collapse.

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Opinion: What it will take to save American democracy

On the anniversary of January 6, as we think about the future of American democracy, it's useful to look around the world at what scholars have called a "democratic recession." From Hungary to Poland to Turkey to India, democratic norms, values and institutions are under stress.

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2 telling McConnell statements demonstrate his strategy on Trump

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke out forcefully about Trump's role in the insurrection during his impeachment trial. However, his statement on the anniversary of Jan. 6 didn't mention the former President. CNN reporter Eva McKend breaks down McConnell's strategy to deal with Trump.

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Opinion: Biden assumes role of America's democracy warrior

President Joe Biden, marking the anniversary of the January 6 attack at the US Capitol, delivered the most powerful, blistering speech of his presidency thus far, signaling a stark shift in his approach to the nation's ongoing crisis of democracy.

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Watch Biden's entire January 6th speech

President Joe Biden marked the first anniversary of the January 6 insurrection by forcefully calling out former President Donald Trump for attempting to undo American democracy, saying such an insurrection must never happen again.

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Analysis: What a reporter trapped in the Capitol on Jan. 6 will always remember about that day

January 6, 2021 started like lots of days on Capitol Hill for CNN reporter Daniella Diaz. She was braced for a very long day as Congress was set to formalize Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. What transpired over the next 21 hours -- rioters storming the US Capitol in an attempted coup -- was history in the making. On the anniversary of that fateful day, I reached out to Daniella to talk about her recollections -- and what memories have stayed with her. Our conversation -- conducted via email and lightly edited for flow -- is below.

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Biden tears into Trump during January 6th speech

President Joe Biden addresses the nation on the first anniversary of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. In his remarks, he says former President Trump has repeatedly failed to make the case that the 2020 election was illegitimate.

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House Democrats lean into January 6-focused strategy ahead of midterms

House Democrats' campaign arm is leaning into a strategy of linking Republicans to the January 6 insurrection amid the one-year anniversary of the US Capitol riot, even as some in the Democratic Party debate how much to talk about the deadly attack on the campaign trail.

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If Congress won't protect democracy, Americans must

As the world marks the first anniversary of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, it's clear that what should have been a wakeup call about extremism and illiberalism in the United States instead showed that not even a violent attack on Congress could reorient the right away from radicalism. Rather, it seemed to reinforce the idea that there are no more guardrails on US politics, and that the future of democratic governance has become only more imperiled in the last year.

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Trump cancels press conference on January 6 anniversary

Former President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a news conference late Tuesday that he was scheduled to host at Mar-a-Lago on the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, but which his allies had warned would cause unnecessary problems for Republicans and himself.

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The January 6 interim report is critical to saving US democracy

With the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection upon us, we still do not know the full truth about the events that transpired on and led up to that day. While there has been progress toward accountability -- among other things, we at the States United Democracy Center recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the District of Columbia against the Proud Boys and other conspirators who invaded the Capitol -- overall our democracy may be even more vulnerable than last year.

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The question the GOP must answer about January 6

In the weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attack, then President George W. Bush famously stood on the floor of a joint session of Congress and declared to the nations of the world: "Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists." As we approach the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, Dean Obeidallah writes that is the very question we all should pose to any GOP elected official who still downplays the assault or supports the election lie that led to the violence.

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