In 2020, the health of America’s public institutions became a central issue. Despite the pandemic, false charges of voter fraud, and voter suppression, we had the highest voter turnout since 1900. The problems of mass incarceration and a broken criminal justice system produced a demand for racial justice and fundamental change.
Even as he leaves office, Donald Trump’s actions and rhetoric reveal the potential for abuse of presidential power.
Now, we have arrived at a moment when transformational change is necessary, overdue — and possible. The Biden administration and Congress have a historic opportunity to implement solutions and once again make America live up to its highest democratic ideals of freedom and justice.
Even in a time of divided government, significant progress is possible.