"We will never again sow division. Scripture tells “ us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree and no one shall make them afraid." That's from Amanda Gorman's poem, "The Hill We Climb," which she read at the recent inauguration.
When the Oklahoma Legislature convenes on Monday, lawmakers will begin the task of wading through nearly 3,000 bills. Simply put, a bill is proposed legislation intended to create, modify or do away with laws.
Before his swearing-in as president, Joe Biden attended Catholic Mass. At his inauguration, the invocation was delivered by the Rev. Leo O'Donovan, a Jesuit priest. Later, as Biden placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, he made the sign of the cross. When he sat at his desk in the Oval Office for the first time, a picture of Biden greeting Pope Francis was clearly and deliberately visible right behind him.
House Democratic impeachment managers have delivered to the Senate a single, hastily passed article of impeachment against former President Trump. A trial is set to begin on Feb. 9. It will be an event without precedent – the first time in U.S. history that a former president will be tried in a court of impeachment.
Today is the 26th day of 2021 and the 37th day of winter.
Being able to get the COVID-19 vaccine – even if only the first of the two doses – is changing people’s outlook for 2021. Taking the shot and the prospect of defeating the disease is turning fear into hope and frowns into smiles because of the possibility of being able to return to “normal” life.
As Joe Biden takes office as the nation's 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about the health of democracy. That number is 32: the percentage of Americans who told an ABC/Washington Post poll that Biden "did not legitimately win" the November election. The doubters include 7 of 10 Republicans and 6 of 10 selfidentified conservatives.