The Presence of Pain
For those as baffled as we are depressed by the likely outcome of today's election, The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg offers a succinct look, framed by history, at the why of it. Not pretty, but it makes sense.
"President Obama and the Democrats kept the Great Recession from
becoming a second Great Depression. But the presence of pain is more
keenly felt than the absence of agony."