". . . the successes of 2022 have given those who care about liberty and democracy, about human decency and human dignity, a fighting chance in 2023.
"In 2022 democracy and liberty didn’t just hold the line—they gained some ground. The defenders of liberalism fought back more effectively than the last decade suggested they were capable of doing." -- Bill Kristol, The Bulwark, December 30, 2022
"When nature exerts her dominion over us, it does not take much to remind us how dependent we are on one another to maintain our well-being and security. . . ."
"As the nation digs out from this historic storm, let us come together again in common purpose to protect the next generation from disaster they will neither know nor comprehend until it is upon them. We must apply our knowledge and experience to protect them from the next “once-in-a-generation” disaster." -- Robert Hubbell, Today's Edition, December 27, 2022
"We can also find in nature important lessons in humility and a reminder that for all our vaunted wisdom and power to control our environments, we ultimately have our limits. We cannot only build walls, real or symbolic, to keep the ravages of nature at bay. We must build bridges, with each other and with our greater connections with the natural world. In social relationships we can find resilience .... And we can find ways to incorporate a healthy respect for nature into our policies at the local, national, and global levels.
"Since we are part of nature, there is no other choice." - - Dan Rather, Steady, December 27, 2022
HCR LOOKS AT 2020
Is 2022 a blur of headlines and acronyms? Historian Heather Cox Richardson presents an overview of the year's meaningful events. There's lots to cheer about!