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After a hotly contested and arduous election process, Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. While his inaugural address was filled with optimism and messages of unity, President Biden didn't shy away from the deep divisions gripping the nation, calling for "an end to this uncivil war that pits red against blue." As United States Studies Centre (USSC) CEO Professor Simon Jackman noted in the Australian Financial Review, "Biden courageously called out 'white supremacy' in the same sentence as 'political extremism' and 'domestic terrorism'."