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Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.(Roberto Schmid/AFP/Getty Images)

Was Jan. 6 the beginning of the end for America?

A new book imagines what the next American civil war will look like, beginning with the 2021 Capitol riots
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The myth of American greatness

Adnan R. Khan: Politicians chant ’U.S.A.!’ But the reality is plain: average education, poor health care and infrastructure, average incomes, moderate happiness.
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Walker’s win in Wisconsin spells trouble for unions in America

There’s no real political price to be paid for anti-union reforms
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Why Obama should worry

Money and the state of the economy give every reason for the U.S. president to worry
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Born in the U.S.A.

Religious denominations no longer divide Americans—religion itself, and its role in public life, splits the nation
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Democracy? it’s not real.

Putin adds his own perspective on the current state of American democracy
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Soccer like art? Sure, with more fighting

Soccer is billed as ‘the beautiful game,’ but like any sport it is a partisan affair—and the better for it
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When ancient grievances are played out on the soccer pitch

When the U.S. tied England, it was as good as a victory