It is not an auspicious start.
Conducive to success; favorable.
Mending America starts with getting the virus under control.
Things to be repaired by sewing or darning.
A slick campaign of the type the federal government masterminded to eradicate polio would save many lives.
(of an action or thing) done or operating in an impressively smooth, efficient, and apparently effortless way.
Destroy completely; put an end to.
Real disposable income probably rose at its fastest rate for two decades in 2020, a measure of the huge stimulus pumped into the economy by the federal government.
(of an article) intended to be used once, or until no longer useful, and then thrown away.
Many of them will find their services in demand again from Americans once they emerge from a year of hibernation.
The condition or period of an animal or plant spending the winter in a dormant state.
As for the political crisis that required 25,000 troops on the street at Mr Biden’s inauguration, its causes will not soon fade.
The beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period.
And Mr Biden at his inauguration declared his clear support for the rule of law and racial equality—which at another time might have sounded like platitudes.
A remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.
With a president inclined to build a coalition, a little of that spirit might return to Washington.
An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states.
Four years of Donald Trump have hollowed out institutions and weakened constraints on malfeasance.
Wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
To have the best chance of success, Mr Biden should stick to his folksy brand of dogged centrism which is so well suited to the moment.
Having the characteristics of traditional culture and customs, especially in a contrived or artificial way.