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Supporters of President Donald Trump outside the U.S. Capitol as it was stormed by rioters. Supporters of President Donald Trump outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington as it was stormed by a pro-Trump mob, Jan. 6, 2021 (AP photo by Jose Luis Magana).

Will America’s Fever Break After the Pro-Trump Siege of the Capitol?

Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

By now, you will have already seen the endless stream of scenes from the violent breach of the Capitol building on Wednesday by extremist supporters of President Donald Trump. There was the guy belaying down the wall from the Senate gallery, and the police with guns drawn in congressional chambers. There was the guy strolling through the halls of Congress with a huge Confederate flag.

This is the new iconography of America’s 240-year experiment with democracy. Expect to see more of it. ...

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