Demonstrators enter the U.S. Capitol building during a protest in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 (Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Not a coup. Opposite!

Shannon Gormley: It wasn’t an insurrection, it was simply a few thousand homicidal people under the direction of the president after he told them to ’fight like hell’
Trump supporters gather near the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 (Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The end of the reality TV presidency

Adnan R. Khan: The storming of the Capitol by Trump’s clownish supporters was a fitting end to the Trump era. But the gravest threat to America lives on.
Police officers survey the damage and debris left on the Eastern steps of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington, DC (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Accept it, this is America now

Shannon Gormley: Where the United States is today—in the midst of every waking nightmare anyone has ever had about a President Donald Trump
A Trump supporter yells inside the Senate Chamber on Jan. 06, 2021 in Washington, DC (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The posterboys of American authoritarianism

Marie-Danielle Smith: Look at the faces in the mob, those merch-wearing zealots, attacking the U.S. Capitol as if rushing the stage at a rock concert
Trump loyalists storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

So when do we start promoting democracy?

Paul Wells: If the sacking of a capital by forces loyal to a failed autocrat was happening in any other country it’s hard to imagine Canadian officials would stay this quiet
Congress Holds Joint Session To Ratify 2020 Presidential Election

Bats, tats and buffalo horns: Trump’s would-be insurgents storm the Capitol

Images of the Week: A gallery of scenes from Congress, where rioters stopped the vote to confirm Joe Biden as president
A protester hangs from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on Jan. 06, 2021 in Washington, DC (McNamee/Getty Images)

A coup attempt is underway in Washington

Scott Gilmore: Call it what it is, an attempt to overthrow the legitimate government. What happens in the next 24 hours will shape America and the 21st Century.
Bolivia Protests

What has Canada done for Bolivia?

Andray Domise: The response from Canada has been empty platitudes about ’fair and transparent’ elections and ’standing with the democratic will’
Russian President Putin attends meeting in Moscow

Russia’s American coup

The U.S. is finally waking up to the fact that it has been turned into a subordinate ally to Russia, thanks to Putin and Trump

Turkey’s two coups

The military coup attempt failed, but an institutional coup is now underway, and it’s been a huge success