Russia Deploys Troops to Kazakhstan to Crush Anti-Government Protests; US Reflects on Jan. 6 Anniversary

Russia deployed troops to Kazakhstan to crush anti-government protests that erupted this week over rising fuel prices. DC reflects on anniversary of Jan. 6.


Russian paratroopers arrived in Kazakhstan, the largest and wealthiest Central Asian republic, Thursday to quell anti-government protests that have swept the energy-rich nation and left dozens dead. The government resigned and President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




  • The editors of National Review, on the “anniversary of a disgrace,” condemned Trump and the “Stop the Steal” mob’s actions as indefensible, comparing them to Democratic attacks on the legitimacy of the 2004 and 2016 elections and anti-democratic left-wing mobs from 2011, 2018 and 2020.
  • In the Wall Street Journal, former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove argued that Republicans have a “duty to condemn the riot” and those who try and whitewash it away.
  • In contrast, Breitbart’s main takeaway from the January 6 riots is that it has become “Dems’ Holy Day” and most of their coverage focuses on over-the-top rhetoric from leading progressives like Kamala Harris.


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