Contrast in Real Time

In a day of rapidly cascading headlines—the midterms, Twitter drama, the face-to-face meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping—two contrasting images are particularly memorable and speak volumes of our human condition in both its absurdity and its valor. The first story lies in the “official” announcement on Tuesday by Donald Trump that he plans to … Continue reading Contrast in Real Time

The End of the Beginning

This week’s midterm elections in the US delivered a surprise that calmed the hearts of angst-ridden progressives. The dreaded “red wave” failed to materialize (prompting comedian Stephen Colbert to dub the phenomenon a “pink trickle.” We awoke on the morning after Election Day at almost the same place we were the day before. Despite billions … Continue reading The End of the Beginning