Sketch: The president went big in an address that offered post-Trump healing and an image of a new era

It has always been Washington’s version of the Oscars: a primetime TV audience, an overlong speech and fierce disagreement among critics.

On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, on the eve of his first 100 days in office, followed the Academy Awards with a small, physically distanced gathering that, given the US president’s love of trains, might have switched to a railway station too.

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