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2020 Men of the Year: Men

• December 24, 2020 5:00 am

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American women have enjoyed almost unprecedented prosperity since Barack Obama left office in disgrace. Thanks to President Donald J. Trump's unique brand of empathetic leadership, the U.S. women's soccer team won the World Cup, while dozens of journalists and other Democrats were jailed, publicly shamed, or framed for suicide after being exposed as serial sex villains.

Men, on the other hand, don't have a lot of advantages these days. The left-wing propaganda campaign to turn Timothée Chalamet into a paragon of masculinity has succeeded, and it's only going to get worse if the libs continue to get their way. Winning will be outlawed. Crying will be mandatory. Urinals abolished and refashioned into gender-neutral nap pods.

And yet, as they often do, men defied the odds in 2020 to achieve a level of success so extraordinary that we had no choice but to honor them with a Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year award.

Joe Biden's (alleged) victory over Trump in the 2020 election made one thing abundantly clear. The Democratic Party's decision to clear the field for Hillary Clinton in 2016 was one of the worst political blunders in modern history. Hillary, a woman, did not have what it took to beat Trump. Enter Biden, a man, who accomplished the task rather easily, as if opening a jar of peanut butter for his "doctor" wife.

Biden scored another win for the male gender in 2020 by selecting Doug Emhoff to become the first Second Gentleman in the history of American politics. Emhoff's wife, Kamala Harris, who began her political career by dating 2019 Free Beacon Man of the Year Willie Brown, is a living testament to a man's ability to inspire his lovers to succeed.

Male triumph in 2020 wasn't limited to the Democratic Party. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) won reelection by defeating Amy McGrath, a woman, by almost 20 percentage points. Jesse Barrett, meanwhile, showed that men can triumph even in a supporting role by helping his wife, Amy Coney Barrett, become the first working mother with school-age children to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Twenty-twenty has been a challenging year for all of us. We've sacrificed a lot, especially the men. It warms our hearts to see them finally catch a break. Congrats, lads! You earned this.

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