2021 is expected to be a better year than 2020, which remains one of the worst years recorded in history causing unprecedented socio-economic damage. In US Democrats (Dems) won both the house and the senate for the first time since 2011 waving the way for US President-Elect Mr. Joseph R Biden to push structural reforms. Dems (AP News) won both the Senate runoffs, with Democratic candidates Rafael Warnock and Jon Ossoff winning Georgia senate seats, a positive turning point in the US American history.
20th January marks the virtual inaugural ceremony of Joe Biden’s, a red-letter day, in parlance of global social change and impact.
Nancy Pelosi, The middle Road’s 2019 Person of the Year, won an unprecedented non-consecutive fourth term as a leader of the House of Representative, a remarkable achievement, a testament of her leadership and astute negotiating skills. Nancy represents San Francisco, California’s 12th District, in Congress and has led the House of Democrats for 16 years. The recent attack on US Capitol Hill by an unruly mob incited by Trump left an undesirable bad taste among audiences globally. The incident caused the death of five people including a police officer with many people injured. The mob’s behaviour sent shock waves drawing worldwide condemnation and raising questions how ill-equipped Capitol security forces were in defending the sanctity of the institution. The group assaulted police officers, stole historic and precious artefacts making mockery of themselves and global democratic foundations. Nancy Pelosi’s laptop was reportedly stolen among other significant damages, insinuating fabric of human decency and setting up the stage for Trump’s second impeachment process. The process will be tabled by Democrats on Monday. Twitter judiciously permanently closed Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
Global COVID-19 cases cross 90 million with new mutated variants emerging in United Kingdom and South Africa. South African mutant looks particularly menacing as vaccines roll out for civic societies across multiple nations.