What a difference a year makes!
Reading through last year's pessimistic assessment I can see that I was to a certain degree correct: The outgoing Obama administration went hog wild in executive overreach and did everything it could to tip the scales of the election. Having failed to pick his successor, the president now does his level best to hamstring the new administration and destroy the legitimacy of the electoral process.
The next year is one of the most interesting I can recall in terms of possibilities. The anti-Trumpers are of course convinced that all will vanish in a mushroom cloud. (Of course, if they really believed this, they'd be liquidating their investments and following through with the pre-election pledges to leave the country).
Here at the Posse, 2016 was decidedly mixed. There was death, financial hardship and epic family drama - but at the same time healing, recovery and new opportunity. I think we ended the year better off than we started it, which is all anyone can ask.
Happy New Year to our faithful readers!