​Uncertain | Our Democracy

I’ve been writing about a lot of heavy topics in this early stretch of #uncertaindispatches. Emotionally, it feels like it’s time for something lighter.

And then.

And then I wake up to this from Dan Rather, “I don't know what will happen tomorrow. But what I do know is that it is one battle - albeit a pivotal and desperate battle - in a much bigger struggle for the soul of American democracy.”

This has been my feeling for almost two years. Democracy itself is at stake. I’d like to be lighter, but the stakes are too high. Make sure you vote. Bring your friends. Wear comfy shoes. Bring an umbrella. Please vote to bring back checks and balances to the system.

Our democracy’s future is uncertain.



One of the best days of my life—Obama’s first inauguration.