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Jan. 21, 2021 6:18 pm ET

Jill and Joe Biden at his inauguration in Washington, Jan. 20.

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So it ended, so it begins. We ought to give ourselves a moment this weekend to take pleasure in the end of a strange, grinding era and rejoice in the continuance of something we had blithely taken for granted: the peaceful transfer of presidential power. That jewel in our crown had been there a long time; we’d neglected the binding wire and setting and it came …

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