In the shadow of his predecessor’s impeachment trial, President Joe Biden is taking up the challenge of restoring America’s tarnished image in the world by making this case: The nation has survived an attack on its own democracy and actually emerged from it stronger, not weaker.

This may sound like a rationalization, given his presidency is living now with a violent, abusive partner in the domestic opposition, but Biden actually is smart to be tackling the GOP elephant in the room. Our friends and foes abroad can see clearly we need to get our own house in order before we start telling other nations what to do.

About the writer: Storer H. Rowley, a former national editor and foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, teaches journalism and communication at Northwestern University. This op-ed first appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency LLC.

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More Liberal slander. The entire letter is filled with gals presumptions. He is from Chicago..why doesn’t he write about the shootings, violent gangs, and underfunded pensions that his beloved Democrats have given the city


I wasn't aware the America had a "tarnished" image.

Yea, Buddy

Neither was I. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer may have had some countries laugh at us because of their impeachment hoaxes / drama...

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