Long Transitions Are Dangerous

Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration, after a long and terrible transition period (public domain)

It seemed like the presidential campaign would never end. If you’re like me, you’re relieved that the waiting is over, and Joe Biden is the next president — except he’s not, not for a while. We have to wait two and a half months for the next president to take power on January 20. In these next ten weeks, the incoming Biden administration will prepare to take over, and the Trump administration will prepare to hand over power. Current…



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