January 13, 2021
U.S. Foreign Policy Must Begin at Home; Global Judgement; America's Racial Hypocrisy; Big Tech Sweeps In... For the Rescue?; Crackdowns in Hong Kong; & World News Beyond Wednesday
Quotes of the Week
"There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution. I will vote to impeach the President."

-- Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued a statement Tuesday ahead of historic votes in the house this week.
“We live in two Americas. And that was a prime example of that yesterday, and if you don't understand that or don't see that after seeing what you saw yesterday, then you really need to take a step back -- not even just one step, but maybe four or five, or even 10 steps backwards and ask yourself how do you want your kids, or how do you want your grandkids, or how do we want America to be viewed as? Do we want to live in this beautiful country?” 

-- Lebron James said last Thursday, following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.  
U.S. Foreign Policy Must Begin at Home
The U.S. Must Now Repair Democracy at Home and Abroad” Thomas Wright -- The Atlantic, January 10, 2021 

America Must Show the World Unity for the Sake of Our National Security” Richard Fontaine -- The Hill, January 8, 2021 

Present at the Destruction” Richard Haas -- Foreign Affairs, January 11, 2021 

America Can’t Promote Democracy Abroad. It Can’t Even Protect It at Home.” Emma Ashford -- Foreign Policy, January 7, 2021 


What Trump and His Mob Taught the World About America” Anne Applebaum -- The Atlantic, January 7, 2021 
Global Judgement
How the World is Reacting to the Storming of the U.S. Capitol” Jariel Arvin -- Vox, January 6, 2021 

Capitol Riot: The ‘Third World’ Trope Offends, Misreads History” Ivette Feliciano -- PBS News Hour Weekend, January 10, 2021 

"U.S. Capitol Siege a 'Wake-Up Call' for Democracies, Top EU Diplomat Says” Kate Abnett -- Reuters, January 10, 2021 

Leaders in Moscow, Beijing and Tehran Revel in U.S. Capitol Chaos” Shaun Walker; Helen Davidson; Tom Phillips; Martin Chulov; Bethan McKernan -- The Guardian, January 7, 2021 

America's Racial Hypocrisy
Big Tech Sweeps In... For the Rescue?
"Silencing Trump: How 'Big Tech' is Taking Trumpism Offline" Joe Tidy -- BBC News, January 12, 2021

"Editorial: Big Tech Was Right to Punish Trump, But Its Power Over Speech Is Concerning" The Times Editorial Board -- The Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2021

"What Social Media's Crackdown On Trump Says About Big Tech" Shannon Bond -- NPR, January 11, 2021
Crackdowns in Hong Kong
First Came Political Crimes. Now, a Digital Crackdown Descends on Hong Kong.” Shibani Mahtani -- The Washington Post, January 12, 2021 

In Hong Kong, We Thought We Had More Time” Wilfred Chan -- The Nation, January 8, 2021 


World News Beyond Wednesday