From David Brooks' eulogy for Gwen Ifill:
These days it is normal to bash Washington, to want to “drain the swamp” and to attack the mainstream media. The populists are in and the establishment is out.
From Gail Collins, in a conversation with Arthur C. Brooks:But I confess, when I looked at the front of The Times website on Monday and saw a photo of Stephen K. Bannon, on leave from Breitbart as chairman and rising in power, and then underneath it a photo of Gwen, who is passing from this world, I wanted to throw up. This is not progress and this is not good news.
Reader email has informed me it’s way harder to leave the country than one might think. We Americans aren’t in all that much demand.