The storming of the Capitol, the United States’ most sacred and symbolically important building, failed in its aim to stop Congress confirming Joe Biden’s election victory and, to the disappointment of the nation’s gun-toting militias, failed to ignite civil war. What the coup attempt may have triggered, though, is civil war inside the Republican Party, writes John Flint for The West Australian. Flint quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe.