What a difference two weeks makes! To give credit where it's due, while it's not an eventuality that any sane, decent person would have wished, did you notice how the national conversation changed on January 6 in the aftermath of the SwampMonster's failed coup?
I confess I had no little trepidation approaching the inauguration with its horrifying setting of security-first armed fortification. In the event, however, I could scarcely believe how well-manged it was, given the circumstances. Which was the whole point: The planners and executors took full and accurate account of those circumstances.
FOR NOW, I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE WORTH SHARING
THE WHOLE OF THESE TWO WONDERFUL MARCHES . . .
. . . whose glorious "money sections" we heard. They're very different sorts of musical beast, but I love them both dearly.
EDWIN E. BAGLEY: The National Emblem
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever