Joe Biden’s first year: Covid, climate, the economy, racial justice and democracy

Posted by on January 16, 2022 2:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

How has the president fared on the four big issues he outlined at his inauguration – and the one he couldn’t ignore

One year ago on Thursday, Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president at the US Capitol in an inauguration ceremony devoid of the usual crowds due to pandemic restrictions.

Biden identified four crises facing America: the coronavirus, the climate, the economy and racial justice. He could have added a fifth: a crisis of democracy in a divided nation where, just two weeks earlier, the Capitol had been overrun by insurrectionists.

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