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Voices from the Arab press: Is American democracy doomed to fail?

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By MEDIA LINE
20/01/2022

It's time to choose, Biden tells Republicans in fiery voting rights speech

"Not a single Republican has displayed the courage to stand up to a defeated president to protect America's right to vote," Biden said. "Not one."

By REUTERS
12/01/2022

A year from Capitol insurrection, US democracy is being tested - opinion

The violent insurrection sparked by the twice-impeached former president continues to poison the nation with division, lies and threats.

January 6: A cautionary tale - analysis

The way America responded to both was markedly different. After September 11, 2001, America rallied together; after January 6, 2021, it continued its descent into polarized camps. 

05/01/2022

The US Capitol insurrection was 2021's event of the year

MIDDLE ISRAEL: The world was shown that American democracy has not been this ill since the Civil War.

ADL joins lawsuit against groups allegedly behind Jan. 6 insurrection

Five people died during the riot, including a Capitol Police officer, and 140 police were injured. Four officers who were present subsequently died by suicide.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
15/12/2021

America's democracy is in danger

Particularly worrisome are the large numbers of Americans who believe the Big Lie and other conspiracy theories even once they’ve been irrefutably debunked.

By ROBERT HORENSTEIN
02/12/2021
Jacob Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, holding a sign referencing QAnon, speaks

US Capitol rioter 'QAnon Shaman' sentenced to 41 months in prison

A US District court sentenced Jacob Chansley, who pleaded guilty in September to obstructing an official proceeding when he participated in the Capitol riot.

By REUTERS
17/11/2021

US Capitol Police officer charged with telling rioter to destroy evidence

Prosecutors said that officer Michael Riley had become a Facebook friend with the suspect identified as "Person 1" on Jan. 1 and then direct messaged the individual on Jan. 7.

By REUTERS
15/10/2021

North Carolina man who made bomb threat near Capitol pleads not guilty

Floyd Ray Roseberry, who has a history of mental illness, is facing charges of using a weapon of mass destruction and making threats to use explosive materials.

By REUTERS
22/09/2021
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