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On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump addressed his supporters in Washington. Shortly afterwards, thousands of them will forcibly enter the Capitol. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

How Donald Trump’s populist narrative led directly to the assault on the US Capitol

In his January 6 speech in Washington DC, Donald Trump urged his supporters to force their way onto Capitol Hill, is a perfect compendium of his inflammatory populist rhetoric.
Charged with restoring public faith in US justice system: Joe Biden with his nominee for attorney general, Merrick Garland. EPA-EFE/Shawn Thew

Who’s who in Joe Biden’s cabinet

What can Biden's picks for his cabinet tell us about his administration?
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Thought the U.S. Capitol attack couldn’t happen? Think again: The insurrection threat isn’t over

U.S. citizens and lawmakers failed to account for the threat to democracy that resulted in the storming of the Capitol. This reflects a denial of the series of events that led to this moment.
A demonstration of the #Fightfor15 movement, in February 2017, in front of a New York fast-food restaurant. Spencer Platt/AFP

Fact check US: Would a $15 minimum wage really help workers?

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a campaign promise by Joe Biden. What do we know about the effectiveness and limitations of this measure?
Joe Biden shows a mask at a press conference on November 16. He is concerned about Donald Trump’s refusal to engage in the power transition process. This, according to him, hinders the fight against the virus. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Fact check US: Can Joe Biden ‘stop the virus’ in the US as he claims?

Does the president-elect have the means to solve the health crisis? How much leeway does he have when it comes to public health?
President-elect Joe Biden introduces his foreign policy and national security team on Nov. 24 in Wilmington, Del. Mark Makela/Getty Images

Can Joe Biden win the transition?

In order to establish his legitimacy, President-elect Joe Biden has to accomplish several big tasks.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a campaign meeting of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary last February in New Hampshire. AOC and Bernie Sanders embody the left wing of the Democratic Party. Joe Raedle/AFP

Fact check US: Is it true that ‘In a country other than the US, Joe Biden would not be in the same party as the Democratic left’?

The US electoral system and campaign-funding mechanisms have pushed the Democratic Party toward the center of the political spectrum. But progressive ideas are gaining ground within the party.
A food bank set up at the entrance of a church in the Bronx, New York. This neighborhood is one of the most affected by the pandemic: the mortality rate is the highest in the city and the unemployment rate is officially 21%. Spencer Platt/AFP

Has America become poorer under Donald Trump, as Joe Biden claims?

Stunned by the health crisis, the United States is marked by a sharp rise in inequality. Between the beginning and the end of his mandate, Donald Trump will indeed have seen the country become poorer.

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