Lessons of the 2016 Election: Part 1

The result of 2016 election is a nightmare come true for many of us — not just here in the United States, but all over the world. Against all odds and the predictions of polls and pundits everywhere, Donald Trump won. He didn’t, however, win the popular vote. In fact Hillary Clinton is likely to win the popular vote by a couple of million votes. But the unfortunate reality is that Trump didn’t need the popular vote to win. He won the Read More

Shock and Disappointment — and Hope

Two days ago, our nation elected its 45th President. Many of us experienced incredible shock and disappointment at this news. I always knew that there was a strong chance Trump could win, but I think I wanted Clinton to win so badly — because I worry about what a Trump presidency would mean for so many groups of Americans (i.e. LGBTQ, minorities, Muslims, women), and for the welfare of our nation and the world — that I convinced myself that there was no Read More

An Open Letter to Women Everywhere

Dear ladies, Something historic is likely to happen today, and I want you to give yourselves permission to be deliriously happy about it.  For the first time in American history, a woman will be elected president. And that means that for the first time in modern world history, a woman will be the head-of-state of the most powerful nation in the world.  This is a big deal, and women all over the world should celebrate it. This election has been crazy, and Read More

It’s So Even

Seth Meyers has been on fire lately. He has found the perfect balance of humor, humanity and logic while discussing what has been an absolutely bonkers election. The clip below is a perfect example of this. In it Meyers talks about how so many Americans are having a hard time deciding who to vote for, because the candidates are “so even”, as he puts it. Take 70 seconds to watch and enjoy. And please vote on November 8th, if you haven’t already. Just five more days, guys! Read More