Just over a year ago, I was watching the news as President Donald Trump, in what many legal analysts like myself believe to be a historically unprecedented act of treason, inspired crowds with his incendiary remarks at the “Stop the Steal” rally.
Many from those crowds went on to fight their way into the U.S. Capitol, one of our government’s holiest places.
My then 5-year-old daughter tugged at my oversize sweater wanting answers to the onscreen chaos. In a very measured tone, I calmly explained to her that the orange-faced man who screamed all the time and called people mean names was our outgoing president. He lost the game and had to give up his seat.
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I tried to turn the insurrection of the nation’s capital into a teachable moment.
As Republicans plot to put Trump back on the throne, progressives should cut the 46th U.S. president some slack. Compared with the last guy, Joe Biden really isn’t doing a bad job.
A real president in the White House
This might come as a surprise, but I am not a Biden fan. I hate his 1994 crime bill. I don’t like his pushback on forgiving student loans. And I am ashamed at how he pulled out of Afghanistan, taking all the keys to economic and social stability for Afghans, along with our occupying military forces.
Even so, as we inch closer to and then pass Biden’s one-year anniversary in office, I was pleasantly reminded that this year again we will have a real president in the White House…ReadMore…