I’ve always thought that fresh snow brings a fresh start, and there is quite a bit of snow around the country now, so let’s call January 3rd a good time for all of us to make a fresh start.  As required by the Constitution, our Congress begins today.  Elected Members of Congress will be sworn in, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to be re-elected.  She has no opposition. 

At My Rural America, we begin 2021 by recognizing that Joe Biden won fair and square with 306 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s 232.  We can expect some bad sports in Congress to play more denial “games” but the bottom line is that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have recognized President-Elect Joe Biden having won solidly; States have counted and recounted their votes to be sure, and; the naysayers have been unable to finding anything solid to hang their hats on.  President-Elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office on January 20th.

We’ve resisted sharing stories since Christmas but now, to look forward and backward, we’re choosing to share some ideas, dilemmas and questions that The Washington Post has called a preview of 2021. 

  • “Biden beat Trump. Now what?” by Annie Linskey
  • Vaccines will help, but normal is still elusive” by Leonard Bertstein
  • “Reversing Trump’s havoc on the world stage” by Ishaan Thardoor

You can read these and more here:

2021 year in preview – The Washington Post

The Washington Post, Mike Madden, 1/3/2021

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