January 20, 2021
"Which trends from 2020 will continue into the new year and which will not?
2020 brought America’s identity crisis to a head. Years of divisive identity politics undermined the country’s ability to respond to the pandemic. Wearing a mask became a symbol of which half of America’s brain pulled your strings. Citizens needed a well-defined and coordinated healthcare strategy. Infectious disease experts were on the job until they got put in the naughty room along with scientists, journalists, and anyone else who challenged the Twitter stream of America the Great. Infections skyrocketed, concealing the human suffering behind boggling statistics. The economy cracked open. Livelihoods suffered, and people’s identities as independent business owners, successful workers, family providers, good parents, teachers, and carers shuddered. A fissure appeared in the image of American exceptionalism."
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