By just about any measure, 2020 has been a difficult year. The COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump’s unfounded allegations of elections fraud and stubborn refusal to concede the election, and Russia’s recent massive cyberattack, are just a few of the bad news stories of the year.
But there is hope for 2021. The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines suggests that, as the year progresses, life will return to some semblance of normality. And Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20 will also usher in a degree of sanity in our politics. Our country, indeed, the world, needs it.