The president's first day was marked by a harsh crackdown on the right to protest. So much for a return to normalcy.
By James BOVARD
The media loved Joe Biden's inauguration: his platitude-laden speech and his calls for "unity" struck the perfect note for a Washington establishment that wants no more guff from the "deplorables." But few commentators stooped to point out the radical changes of Biden's big day, such as its being the first inaugural since 1865 with the military openly occupying the nation's capital.