Opinion | 50 things that are better already

5. There are no presidential relatives in government

6. The tenor of hearings is sober and serious

7. Qualified and knowledgeable nominees have been selected for senior spots

9. We have not heard a word from presidential children

11. We get normal readouts of sane conversations between the president and foreign leaders

13. Manners are in, bullying is out

14. You feel calmer after hearing the president

16. Quality entertainers want to perform for the White House

18. The president is able to articulate policy details, coherently even

20. We have a White House staff that looks like America

22. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony S. Fauci is liberated, sounds happy and even looks younger

24. Masks and social distancing in the White House

25. The White House has policy initiatives and proposals, not merely leaving it all to Congress

26. The administration is committed to releasing information, not covering it up, on the slaughter of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

28. It is the Republicans not the Democrats who are in disarray

30. No Soviet-style fawning over the president by his subordinates

31. The president takes daily, in-person intelligence briefings

33. We have a president familiar with the Constitution

39. Instead of running it like a business, the new administration will try running government competently

40. We have a president who doesn’t think military service is for “suckers” and who doesn’t send his “love” to people assaulting law enforcement

44. No more work-free “executive time” in the presidential living quarters

45. We have a churchgoing president “who has spent a lifetime steeped in Christian rituals and practices.”

48. The White House takes the Hatch Act seriously

49. The administration wants as many people as possible to vote

50. The president will talk more to our allies than to Russian President Vladimir Putin


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