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  1. Biden’s Pledge of Normalcy Clashes with ‘Strange Feeling’ in a City Full of Troops

    The reverend could hardly recognize the streets of Washington, DC, as he drove into town on Monday night, a draft of his Inaugural prayer tucked into a three-ring binder. The city looked more like a militarized zone than a free nation’s capital, the streets deserted except for Humvees and checkpoints, police and soldiers, many thousands…
  2. 93-Year-Old Announcer Charlie Brotman Just Served in His 16th Inauguration. Here’s Why He’s Still Honored to Do the Job

    It marked his 16th time, for 11 different Presidents.
  3. Inauguration Musical Performances Are Tricky. But Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks Did Exactly What We Needed Them to Do

    The performers at Joe Biden's inauguration struck a note unlike any we've previously heard
  4. Democracy Barely Prevailed. But Biden’s Inauguration Should Still Give Us New Hope.

    “At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.” -President Joe Biden, January 20, 2021 Yes, it has, but just barely. If it weren’t for the pandemic and his woefully inadequate response to it, Donald Trump would likely have won the 2020 election. Imagine how he might have used a second term to degrade the legitimacy…
  5. Joe Biden Was My Best Man. Now He’s My President

    I met Joe Biden in the early 1960s. He was 19. I was 14. I was raised in a poor, poor Black family. At home, I had no food at the table sometimes. In those days especially, most folks were afraid to come to a neighborhood like mine. But Joe was not. He was a…