Situational Analysis – January 14, 2021

We’ve made it to Thursday. Today is National Ratification Day commemorating the ratification of the Treaty of Paris in 1784 and officially ending the American Revolution.

If you only have time for one news item today, take a look at the heightened security for Tuesday’s inauguration, from National Guard members sleeping in the Capitol, to layers of eight-foot steel fencing to the number of agencies and private companies involved (50-60), to shuttered Metro stations and all line-of-sight roads blocked. They’re not messing around because of ongoing threats and people like Louis Capriotti who was arrested on Tuesday for promising to “surround the … White House and …kill any … Democrat that steps on the … lawn.” Nice. 

TICK TOCK

5 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/19/2021)
6 days to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Inauguration Day (01/20/2021)
50 days to the end of the 2021 Utah Legislature (3/5/21)
90 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
106 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)