Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum


Author of RED FAMINE, GULAG and IRON CURTAIN. Washington Post columnist. Senior Fellow @SAISHopkins and co-director, ARENA

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Nothing was stopping Barr or McConnell from standing in front of a camera on November 7th, the day the election was called, and congratulating Joe Biden. That's what would have happened after any other election in any other year. Why didn't they do it?

After this is all over, I never, ever want to hear again about how businessmen would run the government better than politicians.

China has reacted to the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy by sending aid. The US has reacted by suspending flights. Who is the superpower?

They were looking for Pence, and shouting Pelosi's name. They were carrying weapons. We were minutes away from an even bigger tragedy. And the Republican Senate still can't bring itself to condemn the man who inspired them, incited them, told them they were patriots.

Trump should be impeached and removed before the end of the day

When conservatives celebrated Trump's election 4 years ago, did they know that in 2020 we would board up shops, prepare for riots and the arrival of militias, game out ways he might steal the election, protest aggressive vote suppression? This is what he has done to America.

And there it is. The European Union's first dictatorship. None of these powers is needed to fight the virus. But they will help distract and deter opposition, especially when it becomes clear that the government has no better plan.

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