The clock is ticking on 2021 and … WHEW!!! … it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? I don’t know about you all, but I’m hoping for a more productive, peaceful year in 2022, though being a realist, I’m not holding my breath. Fortunately, I don’t have to expend energy I don’t have to put together a compilation of the past year’s most notable events, for our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge has done an excellent job of that already, and there’s no point re-inventing the wheel. So, take a gander at her post, if you will — the good, the bad, and the ugly … though mostly TS has focused on the good rather than the bad, but that’s okay, for too often the good gets overlooked.
We are very close to putting 2021 behind us, but before we do, let’s take one last look back. I have to say, compiling this list during the Trump years felt much, much different than this year! What a welcome relief.
My list is all about the wins, bright spots of light that appeared throughout the year, accountability for people who needed it, plus some entries I received from my social media friends, and a sprinkling of my favorite editorial cartoons. Let’s take a look:
A hard fought campaign in Georgia ended with the AP calling both Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff the winners of their respective Senate races in Georgia, which gave control of the 50-50 Senate to the Democrats.
Despite the insurrection on January 6th, Joe Biden’s victory was certified by Congress in the wee hours of the morning.
Twitter and Facebook permanently banned Trump from their platforms.