I think we must be somewhere near the bottom of a long national nightmare. Certainly things can get worse. The trade war with China threatens to increase pain and diminish our economy. White nationalist terror can strike at any time, and lead to violence in our cities and countryside. People in other countries see the United States on a level similar to Russia instead of a beacon democracy and human rights. Belief in our institutions continue to decline. Climate change seems to be accelerating the risk of a planet poorly fit for human civilizations as we know them. The free fall of the United States as we know it must end soon; and the signs are growing that the American people have had enough of the criminality, lies, and foolishness. I am hopeful.