I’m not telling you anything you don’t know when I say that this is a strange time: The pandemic is raging, the aspiring autocrat in the White House is raging, fifty million or more Americans appear to be living in an information bubble, the Republican party is controlled by morally compromised politicians who have the power to block needed remedial legislation; but it’s not naive to be hopeful. Some months ago Jennifer Rubin wrote in one of her Washington Post columns that what’s needed in our government is not revolution but fumigation. I think, metaphorically, if not physically, the air will be a lot better to breathe after January 20th.