The Memo: Threats to democracy are stark one year after Jan. 6

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One year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, the threats to American democracy are just as grave as they were on the day itself.

Hopes that the riot at the Capitol might have been an aberrational event — a grim one-off, and a shock that that could even serve to bring the nation together in its aftermath — have proven wrong.

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The halls of Congress have become ever more hostile. 

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