Day: January 7, 2021

‘Anarchy in the USA’: what the papers say about the storming of the US Capitol

The extraordinary and violent scenes that consumed the US Capitol building on Wednesday have dominated news coverage across the world. The Guardian carries a scene from the Capitol’s rotunda, filled with a pro-Trump mob waving the flag of their leader: “Chaos as pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol”. Prominence is given to a quote from the US president-elect, Joe Biden,

Some of your stimulus checks might be delayed for a stupid reason

Sometimes, it’s easy to get the distinct feeling that folks in the government are bad at this whole governing thing, like when you learn that after months of dithering over whether to approve a new stimulus check for millions of Americans, they’re now screwing up the disbursement of peoples’ much-needed COVID relief payments. After taking