I don’t mean to diminish the awfulness of some recent events, but when I checked my news feed recently I saw three positive stories in quick succession, all of them related to the United States. In no particular order:
An article in the Los Angeles Times with the headline Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana.
An article in Alaska Dispatch News with the headline President Obama declares waters in and near Bristol Bay off limits to oil and gas leasing.
And perhaps most significantly the story in The New York Times U.S. to Restore Full Relations With Cuba, Erasing a Last Trace of Cold War Hostility.
Of course there will be nay-sayers but I welcome all these developments and hope that there is more good news to come this festive season.