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Food For Thought

As it happens, the best hope now is not Biden’s ability to summon the better angels of our nature with a soaring speech.

To the contrary, the new president’s modest oratorical gifts – the fact that he is by modern political standards a bit boring – can be a powerful asset.

JOHN F. HARRIS
Politico
Jan. 19, 2121

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