"I'm at the Lincoln Memorial, on the National Mall, in our nation's secured capital city," he said. "The last few weeks, last few years, we've witnessed deep divisions and a troubling rancor in our land. But tonight we ponder the United States of America." … [Read more...] about Tom Hanks opens Joe Biden inauguration event with powerful statement about ‘the journey ahead’
Knee deep chords
Jon Bon Jovi contributed a rendition of Here Comes the Sun from Miami, and Ant Clemons and Justin Timberlake performed Better Days from Memphis. John Legend sang Feeling Good in Washington; Foo Fighters sang Times Like These in honor of teachers, and Demi Lovato performed Lovely Day along with doctors and nurses in Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns out for Biden-Harris
Some portions of the speech reflected the extraordinary circumstances of his ascension, such as everyone wearing masks and Biden asking for a silent prayer for the 400,000 victims of the coronavirus.And the ceremony unfolded just two weeks after, in the same spot on the Capitol’s West Front, where hundreds of rioters stormed the building in an attack that left five people dead. Thus we had the new president vowing to defeat "political extremism, white supremacy and domestic terrorism." … [Read more...] about Biden urges end to ‘uncivil war,’ asks for media truth, but can he pull it off?
Clemson: The Tigers have to figure out what happened to their defense during the layoff. They surrendered an average of 57.6 points through their first 10 games, but the last two opponents have gotten far too many easy shots. … [Read more...] about Ga Tech routs No. 20 Clemson 83-65; 3 players score 20
Opponents of statehood argue that the Founding Fathers didn’t want the District to be a state, but our vaunted forebears also didn’t want women to vote, or Black people to vote, so that argument seems lame. “Whether you’re a textualist or an originalist, I don’t believe the Founding Fathers had any more reason to deny representation to people who pay federal taxes, serve in war and do everything a citizen should—than they would have wanted my neighbor down the hall to have a closet full of AK-47s,” says Ellen Goldstein, who served until recently as a neighborhood advisory commissioner for the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood, home to the Obamas, the Kushners, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. … [Read more...] about A Major GOP Nightmare Moves a Step Closer to Reality